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Men’s Propet Village Walker Diabetic Shoe Review

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Diabetes is no fun to have. As if this disease alone isn’t already hard enough on a person, it will often also require a diabetes sufferer to get special shoes that will suit his needs. This disease has quite an impact on the quality of your life, and this should not be underestimated. If you do, then you’re not very likely to take action in order to give yourself the help you need, meaning your problems are only going to get worse. And don’t forget, some people who have diabetes end up having a foot (or two) amputated. Diabetes in and of itself sucks. But if it also ends up taking your foot, then you are a long way from home.

Diabetics require so called therapeutic shoes that leave them a lot of room on the inside, so their feet don’t feel too constricted. It’s very important not to mess with the blood circulation in your feet when you have this horrible disease. If you do, you’ll stand the risk of losing your foot to amputation. Believe you me when I tell you that it’s cheaper to just buy some good diabetic shoes that have extra depth and that are roomy on the inside. It’ll save you a whole lotta trouble if you take my advice.

There are a lot of diabetics in this world. Especially in the US. This has created a market demand for diabetic shoes. And today I want to discuss one of the best diabetic shoes that you can find on today’s market. It’s a very nice one by Propet: the Village Walker!

Men’s Propet Village Walker Diabetic Shoe Review

The Propet Village Walker is an imported, leather shoe, with a synthetic sole. If you are a diabetic, then it certainly helps to have a leather shoe. Leather is a great material that can last a long time, especially if you take proper care of it. It will maintain its shape, and when used in a roomy design such as this shoe, it won’t contrict your foot, instead leaving you with plenty of room on the inside. The synthetic sole will last you a very long time, meaning you won’t have to replace the Village Walker anytime soon, not even when you’re using it to walk around the village every day.

Comfort & Support

Propet takes extra special care of its therapeutic shoes, which is reflected in the fact that their Village Walker diabetic shoes are hand sewn and stitched down. This construction gives them extra flexibility. On top of that, the inside of the Village Walkers is completely lined, so that you get some much needed, extra comfort. The removable Poliyou air insole gives you lots of cushioning out of the box. It also absorbs odors straight out of the box. So that’s a pretty good stock insole to have. But, as stated before, it is removable, so it can be replaced by another insole of your own choice.

Poliyou insoles are designed to give you long lasting support. These insoles aren’t supposed to flatten out, even when you are wearing them for a long time. Not too many people have heard of them, in my experience. But I linked to the official site earlier on, so click on the link to go have a look for yourself.

The sturdy heel counters are going to keep your heel firmly in place and give you support for them all day long. They have a lightweight PU unitsole, which gives you lots of shock absorbtion and traction at the same time. Since these are some of the best shoes for diabetes, you’ll understand that they are Medicare/HCPCS code A5500 approved.

Thanks to the extra wide toebox, you’ll get a comfortable and easy stride from these shoes, even when your feet are a little swollen at the end of the day. It could also be that you simply have big feet. Well, this shoe comes in plenty of sizes, so there’s always going to be a good fit for you. They are designed to be roomy, so they are good diabetic shoes for wide feet.


They give you both a casual as well as a dressy look, basically taking the best out of both world and going with the golden mean. They have a very richly textured full grain leather design to them, which is sure to make you stand out in the crowd. Just because you’re a diabetic, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a sense of fashion. No need to be another face in the crowd.


The Propet Village Walkers are a great buy for every diabetic that wants to take good care of his feet, while at the same time looking good when walking around the village.

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Hi, I’m Brian Bradshaw. I’m a super duper mega hiking enthusiast, with a love for everything that has to do with outdoors, hiking, gear, footwear and more.

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