House Shoes for your Foot Condition

Nov 26th, 2013 by Ken Rahmes | 1 Comment So Far


Feet take a beating!  We walk on them, play and run hard, smash them head-on into table and chair legs, and wrap them in heavy socks with tight suffocating shoes.  It’s no wonder they occasionally complain.  And then there’s the genetic thing.  Some of us have narrow feet, others wide.  Some always seem to be cold, others hot and throbbing.  Whatever your special condition, there are shoes specifically designed to ease your pain and/or improve performance whether it be your daily run or those long hours on your feet at work.  So when you get home at night or have a weekend off wouldn’t it be nice if you could slip into some house shoes to give your feet a rest?  Here is a guide to some of the more common foot conditions and specific footwear to make your lounging and puttering about the house more enjoyable.

Women's Arch Support SlippersPlantar Fasciitis: Arch and Heel Pain
The plantar fascia is a ligament (bundle of connective tissue) that stretches from the base of the toe to the heel.  For a variety of reasons, the plantar fascia can develop microtears.  Normally unnoticed, when the ligament is stretched or put under pressure as happens when getting out of bed in the morning it can become inflamed and painful.  Sharp, sudden heel pain when you get out of bed is perhaps the most noticed symptom.  Heel pain can also be caused by Achilles tendonitis, tarsel tunnel syndrome, heel bursitis, or even a stress fracture, so it’s important to get a Men's Arch Support Slippersproper diagnosis by a podiatrist.  Elements required in shoes for plantar fasciitis are: firm heel counters, minimal midsole torquing (unable to bend or twist in the midsole), flexion only at the toebox, strong arch support and a secure closure system.  When you’re at home it is not recommended to go barefoot, which is why you should wear slippers with a proper arch support design.  Our selection of Orthaheel arch support slippers  provide supportive footbeds to help prevent plantar fasciitis and excessive pronation.  Some Giesswein house shoes include a removable anatomically correct footbed with metatarsal arch support and a deep heel cup design to alleviate arch pain and heel pain.  For a better look, visit our arch support slippers for women and men.

Slippers for Cold FeetCold Feet
Cold feet are caused by a restriction in the small blood vessels of the foot when the skin gets cold.  Circulation problems in the feet caused by diabetes, can also produce the sensation of cold feet. Tight footwear also may inhibit circulation of the blood vessels of the lower extremity and cause cold feet.  Properly fitted shoes as discussed above are always important, whatever your foot condition.  In addition to a good fit, cold feet can benefit from wool insoles, foam padding, even aluminum acting as a barrier to cold from the ground.  Sheepskin, faux chinchilla, wool, and terry cloth are some of the materials employed to keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Check out our Lamo, Cloud Nine by RJ’s Fuzzies, Acorn, Old Friend, and Giesswein slippers.

Women's Wide SlippersWide Feet
Many people have wide feet, especially at the ball of the foot and toes.  They may be caused by any number of things:  genetics, being overweight.  Whatever the cause, properly fitted shoes are important.  At, we have an array of wide and extra wide house shoes for men and women. Whatever your style preference – spa thongs, sandals, slides, sheepskin booties – you’ll find it here.   Men's Wide SlippersAround the house, adjustable strap slippers are ideal for folks with wide feet.  Adjustable strap slippers allow you to fit the slipper to you.  Need an extra wide slipper, but don’t want to float around in a large slipper size?  We have a range of wide and extra wide shoes and slippers specifically designed to be wider at the ball of the foot.  Features include adjustable closure designs, removable insoles to accommodate custom orthotics, and soft breathable uppers to help keep feet dry and lessen moisture.

Diabetic Slippers for WomenDiabetes
Diabetic Neuropathy (diabetic nerve damage) of the foot is a common complication of diabetes.  The most common type of neuropathy that affects diabetic feet is peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Tingling, numbness, a burning sensation, stabbing or shooting pain, increased or reduced sensitivity to temperature, loss of sensation, loss of balance or coordination, increased or decreased foot perspiration, and foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, or charcot foot are common symptoms associated with peripheral diabetic neuropathy.  Men's Diabetic SlippersQuite a list!  But proper footwear can help prevent further progression of these problems once a diagnosis has been obtained from a podiatrist.  Women and men’s diabetic slippers share similar orthopedic features found with other diabetic shoes.  Breathable uppers help keep feet dry.  Our boiled wool slippers are designed to let feet breathe.  And many of slippers come with removable insoles to accommodate orthotics for a supportive fit.  As feet begin to swell during the day, house shoes with adjustable closures can be loosened to accommodate the change in their size and shape.  Cushioned heels, supportive fit, roomy toe boxes, and adjustable closures are all important features found in our diabetic footwear.  Our selection of diabetic slippers includes a variety of styles, colors, and sizes in popular brands such as Cloud Nine, Old Friend Sheepskin, Comfortrite, and Giesswein.


About Author 

Ken Rahmes has studied mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, and most recently sociology earning an MA from San Diego State University. He works as a microwave communications engineer and blogs for the As the son of a fashionista who never left the house without matching belt, bag, and shoes, he appreciates the importance of looking good regardless of the situation.

One Comment on “House Shoes for your Foot Condition”

  1. Helen said:

    Great post! Tons of helpful information, it’s not the secret that diabetic patients suffer form dry heel and we also wright about this problem. With pleasure subscribed for you posts.