Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)
Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)
Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)

Darco TwinShoe Balance Shoe (Black)

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  • Balance shoe designed to prevent imbalance resulting from height discrepancy
  • Lessens height discrepancy and makes walking safer
  • Ambidextrous design for a universal left or right foot fit
  • Matches with a number of other Darco products
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Darco Black TwinShoe Balance Shoe 

After foot surgery, most surgeons recommend a post-operative shoe that allows the patient to get back to being mobile as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, these shoes often result in a height discrepancy between the two legs, causing discomfort, balance issues and an impractical walking pattern.

The Darco Black TwinShoe Balance Shoe lessens the height discrepancy and makes walking much easier and safer. Designed with twin straps and a bulky sole, the Darco Balance Shoe resembles a standard open-toe black sandal that can be worn wherever and whenever required. 

What's Included?

  • 1 x Darco Shoe

Which Size Darco Balance Shoe Is Right for Me?

To quickly find the correct size shoe for your foot, match your UK shoe size to the sizing table below. If you are after a more accurate fit, our product experts recommend measuring the length and width of the sole of your current shoe at the longest and widest point, using the image below as a guide.

How to measure your insole

Darco Shoe Size UK Shoe Size Insole Dimensions (L x W)
Extra Small Up to UK Size 4 215 x 85mm
Small UK Size 4.5 - 6 235 x 95mm
Medium UK Size 6.5 - 8 255 x 100mm
Large UK Size 8.5 - 10 275 x 105mm
Extra Large UK Size 10.5 - 12.5 295 x 115mm

Why Is Measuring an Insole So Important?

Measuring an existing insole ensures you get a Darco Balance Shoe that closely matches the length and width of your foot.

My Measurements Aren't An Exact Match

The measurements in our sizing chart detail the maximum length and width of the insole plate on all five Darco Shoe sizes. Once you've finished measuring, you should select the closest Darco Shoe with dimensions larger than those of your insole.

For example, if your sole measured 252mm x 96mm, the correct size for you would be medium.

What If My Measurements Don't Line Up?

If the length and width of your insole conflict and indicate two different sizes are suitable, we recommend selecting the size that accommodates the length of your shoe. This is because the large strap on the Darco shoe can be adjusted to accommodate slightly more width.

How Can a Darco TwinShoe Help Me?

The Recovery Balance Shoe is designed to be worn alongside of many Darco healing shoes. Whilst providing stable rehabilitation following an operation or injury, these shoes can unfortunately create a leg height discrepancy which can, in turn, create further discomfort and spinal damage.

Which Conditions Can a Darco Boot Help Alleviate?

As mentioned, wearing a post-operative boot on the other foot can lead to a leg-length discrepancy. If a Darco TwinShoe is not worn to level this out, the following conditions can develop or worsen:

  • Aching arches
  • Back pain
  • Foot pain
  • Hip malalignment
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Poor posture
  • Shin splints
  • Spinal issues

Which Healing Shoes Should This Shoe Be Worn With?

The TwinShoe is a matching and balancing shoe designed to equalise the different leg lengths that occur when wearing most post-operative shoes. This Balance Shoe is a perfect complement to other Darco products, such as:

Key Features and Benefits

  • Complements various Darco healing shoes
  • Equalises leg lengths to prevent discomfort and imbalance
  • Prevents tilting of pelvis due to higher healing shoe sole
  • Ensures safe, ergonomically correct walking pattern
  • Sole height: 36mm
  • Includes a removable insole
  • Can be worn on the left or right foot for convenience
  • Saves time applying and removing complicated height adjustments
  • Can simply be slipped on like any other shoe

How Do I Put the Shoe On?

  1. Open the shoe's Velcro straps
  2. Place your foot in the open shoe
  3. Ensure the foot is securely positioned 
  4. Place the heel of the foot as far back as possible
  5. Close the shoe with the Velcro straps

For optimal comfort, ensure that the foot is comfortable in the boot and it isn't secured too loosely or tightly.

Which Foot Does the Single Shoe Fit?

Designed for a universal left/right fit, the Balance Shoe is versatile and can be used as and when you need it. Owing to its design, the shoe ensures a safe and ergonomically correct walking pattern when worn together with healing and off-loading shoes.

Darco TwinShoe

What is the Darco Shoe Made From?

To ensure the foot can breathe adequately during extended periods of use, the upper layer of the shoe is made from polyester and the rubber sole is made using thermoplastic rubber. This has specialist shock-absorbing properties for increased comfort and support.

Can the Single Balance Shoe Be Worn While Driving?

No, the TwinShoe Balance Shoe is not recommended to be worn while driving. The rigid bottom of the shoe may negatively affect your ability to control your vehicle's pedals.

How Do I Clean the Darco Shoe?

To ensure good hygiene, particularly with extended use, the Balance Shoe should be regularly cleaned when soiled. To do so, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Clean with a damp cloth or brush and warm, soapy water
  2. Allow to dry
  3. Repeat for the enclosed insoles

Please note that no strong solvents should be used on the shoe, nor should it be tumble dried.

UK Delivery Information & Fees

This product is normally dispatched by Royal Mail. The normal delivery expectation of this service is 1 to 3 working days.

When ordering before 2.00pm (Monday to Friday), your item will usually be dispatched the same working day.

We offer free delivery on all orders of £40.00 and over. On orders below £40.00, a £3.95 delivery charge is applied.

Order Value Delivery Fee Delivery Timescale
Up to £39.99 £3.95 1 to 3 working days
£40.00 and over FREE 1 to 3 working days

Please see our specific delivery information page for more information. For up to the minute delivery information, please call our customer care team on 020 7501 1102 who will be happy to help.

Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Size and Fit

Using Your Shoe Size

For most of our insoles, the easiest way to find the best size for you is to go off of your current shoe size. The majority of our insoles are available in a range of sizes and you can simply select the size that best fits your existing shoes.

Please be aware that, as with shoes, there can be slight variations in the size of insoles. For example a size 8 of one brand might not be exactly the same size and width as the size 8 of another. To help account for these discrepancies, a number of our insoles include dimensions to help you ensure you're getting the right size.

Measuring Your Current Insoles

While using your shoe size to find your best size is a good guide, it is not always foolproof. If you want to guarantee that your insole fit your shoes as closely as possible, we recommend measuring your existing insole and using this as a guide to your size.

To do this, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Remove the existing insole from the shoes you wish to use your new insoles with (please note that not all insoles are removable)
  2. Measure the insoles at their longest and widest points (see the below diagram for an idea of where this will be
  3. Match the measurements to the dimensions of the insoles listed, and choose the size that best fits your results

How to measure your insoles

Where Can I Find the Dimensions?

The dimensions for insoles can be found on the "Product Details" tab (please see below) and are usually found in the sizing section of the listing, in a table. Please be aware that not all products currently have the dimensions listed.

Product Details Example
The dimensions of insoles can usually be found on the "Product Details" tab

What If There Are No Dimensions Listed?

If you do not see the dimensions listed on the Product Details tab, please fill in the form below and we will work to get the relevant information as quickly as possible. We will email you once we have the information that you have requested.

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Trimming Your Insoles to Fit

To get the ultimate level of fit from your insoles, you can trim them to make a small adjustment. To trim your insoles, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Remove your existing insoles from your shoes
  2. Line up your existing and new insoles at the heel
  3. Trace the outline of the insoles against the new pair at the toe end (see the image below for an example)
  4. Carefully cut along the traced line
  5. Your insoles should now fit your shoes better

Trace the outline of your existing insoles
Carefully trace the outline of your insole

Please note that not all insoles are suitable for trimming. Most insoles are unsuitable for return once they have been trimmed to fit; we recommend bearing this in mind prior to trimming.

If you would like a more detailed guide to trimming your insoles, please read our full guide on How to Trim Your Insoles.

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Customer Reviews
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Height not matched.
09 August 2021  |  Eve

I bought this shoe hoping to match the height of an Ossur Moonboot, used by the NHS to support broken bones.
Sadly it did not match and I had to return it, losing almost 8 in postage.
This could have been avoided if I had been able to establish the height of the Moonboot. Unfortunately, though the height of the Darco shoe was given, that of the boot was not and impossible to find.
Apart from this, I found the slight curve on the heel combined with a pronounced curve on the Moonboot made me feel a little unstable.

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Level/flat Shoe
18 July 2020  |  Bernard

The quality is very good and improved my general balance with the cut away one on my other foot after surgery. The only slight problem is that the very back of the heel section is also partly raised which along with my other medical problems causes me to be very careful about falling backwards as I have to use a walking stick all the time.

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