Take a Closer Look at Your Shoes ( Diabetes )
You’ve heard it more than once: Inspect your shoes. But why is this so important, and what exactly are you looking for? When you take a close look at your shoes, search for anything that might injure your foot, especially if you have lost feeling in your feet.
Look over the top and sole of the shoe, shake it out, and feel inside. Look and feel for any pebbles or foreign objects, including any nails or tacks that may be coming through the sole. Look for cracks in the upper or rough seams that could rub a blister. If your shoes have worn or loose linings, replace them. For worn-down heels or soles, either get new shoes or have them resoled so your foot is properly supported.