Darco HeelWedge Shoe
After surgery or trauma to the foot, you probably want to heal as quickly as possible so you can get back on your feet again. The Darco HeelWedge Shoe is clinically proven to off-load pressure from the heel by shifting weight to the mid and forefoot. This promotes faster healing after surgery, trauma or when wounds or ulcerations are present on the heel.
Who Can Benefit from the Darco HeelWedge Shoe?
The Darco HeelWedge Shoe is suitable for a number of conditions, including:
- Trauma to the rear of the foot
- Wounds or ulcerations present on the heel area
- Post Surgical healing for either soft tissue or bony structure of the heel
- Prolonged pain or bruising to the heel
Features and Benefits of the Darco HeelWedge Shoe
The Darco HeelWedge has the following features and benefits:
- Reduces heel pressure by over 26%
- Square toe design acts as a bumper to protect the toes and provides better universal Left/Right fit
- Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to reduce heel slippage and eliminate friction
- Removable forefoot closure provides security while eliminating buckle pressure
- Zoned outsole has an aggressive tread under the mid-foot where traction is needed most
- Removable insole features twice the padding of standard insoles
- Customisable off-loading insole for an even more targeted off-load
- Breathable, lightweight foam/mesh upper
Alleviates Pressure on the Heel
By encouraging the user to move their weight towards the front and middle of the foot when walking, the Darco HeelWedge Shoe alleviates pressure on the heel of the foot by at least 26%. This promotes faster healing for individuals who have recently undergone foot surgery or experienced some form of foot trauma or ulceration.
Suitable for use on either foot, the HeelWedge is fitted with a secure ankle strap and a removable forefoot section, which both help to prevent slippage and unnecessary friction without the need for buckles. The Darco HeelWedge comes equipped with a comfortably padded, customisable insole as standard.
The images below demonstrate the decrease in pressure to the heel area which can be attained by using the Darco HeelWedge.
Size Guide for the Darco HeelWedge
The Darco Orthowedge Shoe is sold as a single item suitable for either foot and is available in five different sizes. Please consult the table below for further information.
|Size ||UK Shoe Size |
|Extra Small ||Size 3 - 4.5 |
|Small ||Size 5 - 6.5 |
|Medium ||Size 7 - 8 |
|Large ||Size 8.5 - 10 |
|Extra Large ||Size 10.5 - 12 |
Darco HeelWedge Product Video
For a demonstration of proper use of the Darco HeelWedge, please see the video below.