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.
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.
|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?
- Open the shoe's Velcro straps
- Place your foot in the open shoe
- Ensure the foot is securely positioned
- Place the heel of the foot as far back as possible
- 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.
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:
- Clean with a damp cloth or brush and warm, soapy water
- Allow to dry
- Repeat for the enclosed insoles
Please note that no strong solvents should be used on the shoe, nor should it be tumble dried.