DrLuigi medical footwear has a long tradition and history. Today’s methods used by the company have their roots in 1912. DrLuigi medical footwear is available in 56 countries across Europe. Today, DrLuigi is one of the most respected and well-known shoe manufacturers. DrLuigi brand products can be bought in pharmacies and specialized stores because they serve as a walking aid, a means of rehabilitation and as a preventive measure in the occurrence of foot deformities. The characteristics that adorn DrLuigi shoes are:
Natural materials – the choice of materials is very important for the quality of footwear. The best materials for foot health are materials like cotton and leather. Such materials ensure good thermo-regulation of the feet and prevent additional sweating when wearing shoes for a long time. Such materials will not cause additional sweating of the feet when wearing shoes. Excessive sweating can cause fungal infections, since the foot heats up with sweating and creates an ideal space for infections to occur. DrLuigi shoes are made of leather, in the case of winter shoes, or of terry cloth, in the case of children’s slippers and slippers for adults. It is important to maintain the skin’s respiration, while maintaining the optimal temperature of the feet. For example, winter shoes need thicker soles to provide better insulation, but even in this case, the soles must not be rigid in order not to weaken the foot muscles. In addition, the ecological sustainability of production is important today. DrLuigi shoes are made of environmentally friendly materials that do not pollute the environment during production.
A wide selection of molds and an appropriate shoe width – a variety of molds and a large selection of wide molds are one of the most important factors when choosing footwear. DrLuigi footwear offers a really wide variety of molds that can be adapted to every foot. The width of the shoe and mold is a particularly important factor when choosing children’s shoes. Children’s feet are usually wide, and besides, their growth is very fast. For this reason, it is always recommended to buy slightly wider shoes for the child so that the toes do not overlap and so that foot deformations such as curvature of the big toe towards the middle (medially) do not develop. At the same time, special attention should be paid to the front part of the shoe. The narrow front part of the shoe can cause hallux valgus, digitus malleus, blisters and other problems. A wide selection of molds is useful so that each person can find the mold that suits them best. The mold must not be narrow due to excessive pressure, but a mold that is too wide is not desirable either. Such a too wide mold disturbs the stability of the foot, since the foot “dances” in the foot. It is desirable that the front part of the shoe is a little wider, especially for children, but to such an extent that it would disturb the stability when walking. This is precisely why quality medical footwear has a wide selection of models and molds. DrLuigi footwear offers a variety of molds and every user can find a suitable one.
High functionality and ease of use – medical shoes must be highly functional and at the same time easy to use. They just have to be put on. People who use medical footwear often suffer from certain deformations of the spine and their mobility is reduced. Medical shoes should not be complicated to put on and fasten. In making such shoes, you should avoid decorative straps, complicated ways of tying, etc. It is preferable that the shoes have a Velcro strap. Softness, breathability and comfort of footwear are very important in addition to footwear. All these features make the footwear highly functional.
Polyurethane bottom of the shoe – the sole of the shoe must be flexible and pliable. The base of DrLuigi shoes is made of polyurethane. With its flexibility, it activates muscles and foot arches when walking. In addition to flexibility, it provides good insulation from the cold, which maintains the optimal temperature of the feet.
Anatomically made sole – the sole is one of the most important parts of the shoe. It is important to choose the material from which the sole is made, the shape of the sole, etc. The sole must follow the arches of the feet in order not to cause phenomena such as plantar fasciitis caused by worn flat shoes. A completely flat sole causes excessive strain on the plantar fascia. The best materials for making soles are cotton and leather. Synthetic materials can cause the feet to sweat, and therefore the foot to slip.
Stable shoe heel and mechanical stability of footwear – stability is particularly important in medical footwear. The height of the heel should never exceed 5 cm, since such shoes are not suitable for everyday wear. The high heel of the shoe transfers the weight of the entire body to the front of the foot, causing the metatarsal bones to shift. Shoes with a high heel are more dangerous to wear due to the reduction of ankle stability. If you like higher shoes, then look for shoes with a heel of 2.5 to 5 cm. This height is considered acceptable. Medical shoes can be of different heights depending on the purpose. For example, shoes used for rehabilitation after Achilles tendon surgery have a slightly elevated heel. With a high heel in medical shoes, large ornaments that disrupt stability should be avoided. DrLuigi medical shoes have decorations in the form of ornaments on the sandals, but they are inconspicuous and do not pose a danger when walking, and they also have a stable heel that prevents the ankle from slipping.