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Crocs Shoes: Healthy Footwear For Sick Diabetic Feet

Updated on July 23, 2016

Colorful, Fun and...Healthy?

Croc shoes are healthy diabetic footwear? Crocs! You've seen 'em. Those colorful, goofy, clunky, unsexy, some might even say, homely, shoes with the Swiss cheese holes that look like they're made of plastic (but they're not). Who would have thought they might actually have therapeutic benefits for wearers, in particular, diabetics? But they do! Have I piqued your curiosity? Did you know you can order diabetic shoes for men, diabetic shoes for women and special diabetic socks directly from Amazon? Read on to learn more about healthy Crocs and how they may help to heal sick feet. Hope you'll answer the quick poll question when you're done. Thank you!

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Made Of Foam Resin

Crocs Are Non-Slip And Waterproof

Originally produced in Canada in 2002 by Foam Creations for use as non-slip, waterproof deck shoes for boaters or for spa wear, Crocs are not made of plastic, but from a bacteria-resistant, fungus-resistant foam resin which allows the foot to “breathe.”

Diabetes Complications - Anti-bacterial Crocs May Help To Alleviate Some Problems

Diabetes takes a particular toll on the feet of sufferers. Because of impaired circulation in the extremities, diabetics are especially susceptible to the development of painful ulcers of the foot and toes, often leading to infection and sometimes to the need for amputation. Crocs' anti-bacterial properties and comfortable fit may help to combat this problem.

Crocs Ladies Sandals And Flip-Flops Are Just What The Doctor Ordered! - Diabetic Shoes For Women

Especially for women with diabetes or other medical conditions affecting the feet, these ladies Crocs will keep your feet cool and comfortable all summer long. Not only are they are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, they are also stylish and fashionable! Customer comments on this super comfortable 5-star rated pair of Crocs include, "great arch support!"..."I work in a hospital and wear these to work!"...

crocs Unisex Specialist Clog
crocs Unisex Specialist Clog

A nurse says, "I work in a hospital and wear these to work!"...


Crocs Are Certified By The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Lightweight Yet Protective

Crocs are certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and produces what it calls its "Rx line" to promote foot health, featuring models such as Croc Relief, Croc Cloud and Croc Silver Cloud. Dr. Harold Glickman, DPM, former president of the APMA is quoted by WebMD as saying, "I recommend them to patients all the time, and I wear them all the time. I wear them when I'm operating for three or four hours at a time and I get the sense I'm standing on water-no leg pain, no back pain and no arch pain." He goes on to say that they are as light as flip-flops, but offer more protection and more comfort.

Diabetic Shoes For Men - Diabetic Shoes For Women

Be sure to check out diabetic socks for men and women in the module below to go with your new diabetic shoes! As you can see, Crocs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Take a closer look by clicking on one. Which one appeals most to you?

crocs Unisex Crocband II.5 Clog ,Khaki/Espresso,10 US Women / 8 US Men
crocs Unisex Crocband II.5 Clog ,Khaki/Espresso,10 US Women / 8 US Men

Cool, casual, stylish and healthy, these mens khaki color shoes are also a healthy treat for your feet!


Are Crocs Something You'd Consider Buying For Yourself Or A Family Member?

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Healthy Diabetic Shoes From eBay - Crocs Rx Line

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Crocs Are Available At Over 5000 Retail Outlets Across The Country

They're Also Available Online

The first time I saw Crocs, they were part of sidewalk display near the door of my local Whole Foods supermarket---hundreds of them in every imaginable color. Then I noticed people snapping them up, popping them on their feet---and smiling. Today, they are available at over 5000 retail outlets around the country. You'll find them at shoe stores (of course), book stores, greeting card shops, and more. You never know where they'll pop up next. Or if you'd like to do a little online window shopping, you can do so by taking a closer look at what eBay is offering today, up above. Comfortably cool! And healthy, too!

Or check out this special deal available at!

Get the Santa Cruz Clog for 50% Off - just $22.49 at

A Favorite Among Nurses and Doctors, Too! - Crocs Are Lightweight And Comfortable

More and more nurses, known for spending hour upon hour on their feet swear by this healthy lightweight and comfortable alternative to the standard crepe-soled nurse shoes of yesteryear or to walking shoes. AP quotes RN Jamie Jessick as saying, "They're so comfortable that it's like wearing slippers at work." Perhaps it is this connection to the nursing profession that first brought Crocs to the attention of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which has approved the Custom Cloud model with molded insoles for its diabetic footwear program.

Of course, nurses aren't the only professionals whose feet would welcome a change from ordinary shoes. The lightweight, breathable Professional line of Crocs would benefit the feet of anyone whose job involves walking. Experience the difference!

Put in a bid and soon you could feel like you're "wearing slippers at work!"

Wow! That's A Lot of Crocs! - And The Black Eyed Peas To Boot!

I never knew there were this many different styles to choose from. This sure is one catchy tune. If you're like me, you may even watch, and listen to, this vid SEVERAL times. The Black Eyed Peas do what...? They ROCKs! And that rhymes with what...?

Listen! You'll like it!

If you've never owned any, are you ready to try a pair? Do you know anyone with diabetes who might benefit from them?

Do You Own A Pair Of Crocs? - Are They Among The Most Comfortable Shoes You've Ever Worn?

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      amosvee 4 years ago

      I wore Crocs constantly as a preschool teacher's aide. Not sexy, but I guess preschool teachers should not be wearing sexy footwear anyway.

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      mcstacy 4 years ago

      Will consider buying a pair in the future. I've seen them....did not their value.

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      They may be ugly ducklings, but they're comfortable, practical and good for your feet. I have a couple of pairs for when I know no-one will care what I have on my feet.

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      I am a big fan of Crocs!

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I had no idea these were actually good for footwear - need to revisit my opinion of Crocs ;)

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      applestore 4 years ago

      @applestore: healthy shoes

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      applestore 4 years ago

      This is very fun lens. I like this lens about healthy women shoes. Thank's for this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      At first I thought they were ugly, but they're growing on me. This is a fun lens.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I love Crocs - diabetes or no diabetes.

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      FrenchCookies 5 years ago

      Imagine what makes a diabetic happy ! Wonderful

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      Love them...can't remember life before them.

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      prosepine lm 5 years ago

      Nice and comfy!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Love Crocs...wear them all the time!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sorry to say I don't have a pair of Crocs but I have heard that people who do really do love them and what a great deal that they are actually therapeutic, now that's a great investment!

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      PoncsMom 5 years ago

      Fun and great lens! Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I hear they're uber comfy. Just with they looked better. lol

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      hildurbjorg 5 years ago

      Great and interesting lens!

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      My feet sweat too bad in crocs, I had to stop wearing mine.

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Had to post this one to my facebook profile. I have a longstanding feud with a friend who persists that 'the plastic shoes could not possible be healthy as footwear for her children'. My daughter owns three pairs (she's a future woman, after all) and loves them.

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      Wow, I never knew about this! Great lens, btw.

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Never knew crocs can be 'healthy'. I had Crocs once, but I think I lost them already :(

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      They are certainly great for the working in the yard but I do not find them comfortable enough to wear walking around in.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I don't have a pair yet, but think I will for summer. I've heard from others how comfotable they are.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Foot are such a neglected part of our body in comparison with our faces that we ought to consider these footwear which is comfortable and classy. We are most of the times lost in high heels and forget that the foot needs rest. Great lens on footwear for diabetics.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @eclecticeducati1: Waay belated thank you for your blessing and comment, Eclecticeducation! I appreciate them both!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @dustytoes: Hey, Pam! Between us, we own one Croc. I don't own any. :) I like to look at them because they remind me of Swiss cheese. Yes, please come back anytime you want to expand your collection.

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      I do own a pair now! But I need a winter pair since these have holes in them... Super comfortable shoes. I'll have to remember to begin my shopping here.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @norma-holt: Thank you very much for that blessig, Norma! I heartily recommend your collection of blessed lenses which can be seen at Sprinkled With Stardust. Could spend several evenings exploring this great collection!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      No, I haven;e ever bought any of these because I always thought they were plastic. Now I can't wait to get a pair for summer. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      I'm a diabetic that bought a couple pairs of Crocs. So far they have worked well for me. Great lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Yellowhawk 7 years ago

      Crocs would be acceptable only for a select few diabetics. Those that are not prone to diabetic foot ulcers, do no have a loss of protective sensation in the feet and whose blood sugar levels remain within targeted range.

      The danger lies in that the crocs do not give enough protection over the whole foot. If the person living with diabetes happens to develop an injury over an unprotected part of the foot, it could lead to an infection and if that is left untreated, could lead to amputation.

      If you have been assess to have a low risk for developing diabetic foot complications, then by all means, wear crocs from time to time.

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      axelson 7 years ago

      My daughter in law has got a pair and swears by them and I have seen a lot of people wearing them. Interesting to learn a bit more about those Crocs.

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      draik 8 years ago

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      I don't own a pair, but I didn't know all this about them. Nice idea for a lens!