Orchard Diabetes footwear is designed with research and development by diabetic experts. All materials are produced in an environmentally-friendly way and are validated by an independent organisation, TFT, so your shoes are good for you and the environment. Theyre specifically designed to safeguard the feet and prevent problems such as blisters or small wounds. Theyre suitable for people with diabetes, those starting to suffer with foot-related problems or who want to avoid such problems. Elastic materials used in the design ensure that the shoes dont squeeze the foot and the linings are seamless. The leather has a special coating to give a soft and comfortable feel to avoid irritation or blisters, the microfiber makes the shoes breathable and absorbs moisture.A supportive removable insole is incorporated so that you can use your own insoles if preferred. The height and width of the heels have been designed with safety and comfort in mind. The outsole is made of anti-slip material. Lace or touch-fastening closures ensure that the shoes can be fastened correctly without causing friction.