Footwear for Special Needs : Using the years of expertise in footwear technology, Hawalker has launched Hawalker Footkare, a brand that cater to diabetics and patients with special orthopedic requirements.
Preventive Diabetic Footwear
Diabetes damages nerves and reduces blood flow to feet. Diabetics thus are more vulnerable to foot problems. As per a study conducted by the American Diabetes Association, one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems. Minor cuts and bruises that lead to major complications and even amputation is a common scare for diabetic patients.
There are two critical movements in the walking action when the foot is most vulnerable. The first is as the heel strikes the surface and the second is when the toe lifts off the surface. The moment the toe lifts the momentum of the feet is concentrated on the metatarsal heads and distal pads of the toe. During walking, the shock transmits from the heel to the ankle and hip and then to the spine. Shocks are gradually degenerating In nature and they lead to musculo Skeletal problems.Incorrect or unsuitable footwear compound these problems and aggravate foot conditions like mallet toes, hammer toes, claw toes, corns _bunions_ calluses, erosion of heel cushion, heel fissures and heelspurs etc.
Hence professionally designed footwear Is necessary to prevent these problems. These footwear should relieve areas of excessive pressure, reduce shock or shear.A snug fit will accommodate fluctuating foot volumes and stabilization supports deformities. These footwear will relieve areas of high foot pressure and decrease the mechanical stress of walking.l Pediatric footwear for diabetic patients are capable of attenuating forces and peak pressures that act on the planter surface of the foot. These footwear play a vital role in avoiding foot problems and prevent serious infections.
By taking proper Care of your feet, most serious health problems associated with diabetes can be prevented. The MCR/MCP insole, upper lining and rigid soles used in Hawalker footkare products ensure lesser strain on skin and thus prevent the occurrence of ulcers and cuts on the feet of affected patients. A definite need for every diabetic these footwears are designed to cause lesser abrasion and the padded protection ensures lesser exposure.
Features of Hawalker Preventive Diabetic Footwears
- Insoles made of 10 mm Micro Cellular Rubber (MCR) / Micro Cellular Polymer (MCP) with shore hardness of l3 to 18
- Padded upper straps with no metal parts and rounded edges to avoid cuts and bruises due to abrasion.
- Rigid bottom sole made of rubber and airmax PVC for sturdiness.
- Inner lining of upper strap is made out of non-allergic material to avoid infections and allergies.
- Designed to have adequate clearance (Back counter with adjustable velcro, front upper strap with adjustable velcro) for accommodating fluctuating loot volumes due to edema.
- Designed to have forward thrust, So that it is easy to remove the footwear.
- Manufacturing supervised by a London qualified rubber technologist.
Support for Patients with Orthopedic Requirements Well designed footwear crafted to address the specific need can help in reducing pain that most patients with orthopedic ailments suffer. They help to alleviate pain and lessen swelling, enabling individuals to walk around and go about their everyday lives without suffering.The Hawalker Footkare Orthopedic range of footwear caters to foot conditions like Gout, Arthritis, Bunions, Heel Spurs, Post Fracture Feet, Stiff Joints, Back Pains, Achilles Tendinitis, Back Ache, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, High Arches, Skin Problems, Corns, Calluses, Cracks, Sores, Nail Problems etc.
Hawalker Footkare Orthopedic range is designed to stimulate blood flow and support the heel and arch of the foot, thus lessening pain. The MCR/MCP insole used in our products has bounce back memory and absorbs shock and shear forces, when you walk or run. Tile insoles are complemented by light weighted outer soles which are highly durable. Hawalker Footkare Orthopedic Footwear can be great comfort for individuals who suffer from back pain, foot pain or other chronic orthopedic conditions.
Features of Hawalker Footkare Orthopedic Range
- Insole-MCR or MCP with 10mm thickness and shore hardness of 13-18.
- Models 203 (ladies) & model 401 (gents) have extra soft insoles of shore hardness of 4-6 fit for conditions like bunions, corns and who are in need of extra softness.
- Upper straps - synthetic leather (rexin) with soft lining.
- Sole - Rubber, Airmax PVC..
Diabetes damages nerves and reduces blood flow to feet. Diabetics thus are more vulnerable to foot problems. As per a study conducted by the American Diabetes Association, one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems. Minor cuts and bruises that lead to major complications and even amputation is a common scare for diabetic patients.Shop Now
Designed to have adequate clearance (Back counter with adjustable velcro, front upper strap with adjustable velcro) for accommodating fluctuating loot volumes due to edema.