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Published on : Jun 21, 2016

Diabetic shoes, also known as sugar shoes are specifically designed shoes that helps in reducing the risk of skin breakdown among diabetics. These shoes help the patients in reducing the risk of foot infections by promoting proper blood circulation throughout the body. For diabetics, poor footwear can lead to severe problems including infection, ulcers, injuries, and in worse case amputation. The increasing number of diabetics across the globe and growing awareness regarding the impact of foot injury among diabetics are the prominent factors expected to boost the demand for diabetic shoes in the next few years.

Growing Number of Distribution Channels to Propel Global Diabetic Shoes Market?

The major players operating in the global diabetic shoes market are making efforts to offer innovative and comfortable shoes to the diabetic population. These shoes are made available online as well as in stores, including specialty stores, shoe stores, and departmental stores. The increasing distribution channels are further estimated to augment the growth of the global diabetic shoes market in the coming years. However, the high cost of these shoes is one of the major concerns for consumers in developing regions. 

Furthermore, the manufacturing companies are offering customized diabetic shoes for patients, considering their foot size and comfort. Innovative designs are also being introduced by the major players to attract more consumers and boost their sales figures in the coming years. Moreover, doctors around the world are also advising the use of diabetic shoes to avoid further complications, which is estimated to fuel the growth of the global diabetic shoes market in the next few years. 

Lost-cost Diabetic Shoes to Create Potential Opportunities for Market Players

The increasing number of diabetics in North America has resulted in increased adoption of diabetic shoes in this region. On the other hand, the Asia Pacific market for diabetic shoes is estimated to grow at a fast pace in the coming years. The manufacturers are making efforts to offer lost-cost diabetic shoes in order to boost their demand from emerging nations. Some of the prominent players operating in the global diabetic shoes market are Orthofeet, Inc., Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., Podartis S.r.l., Etonic Shoes, Dr. Comfort, and Drew Shoe.