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News | November 2022

What are the most comfortable diabetic work boots?

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Complications from foot injuries are a serious health risk for people living with diabetes. In some cases, foot injuries can be fatal.

But there’s no reason diabetes should hold you back from excelling at your job.

Instead, invest in confidence and comfort by choosing boots designed with lightweight materials, steel toe protection, and a comfortable fit that meets health guidelines.

Work shoes for diabetics

How to know you’re wearing the best work boots

Diabetes affects how fast wounds heal, so cuts and abrasions can develop into serious infections. Diabetic ulcers, the breakdown of skin exposing the layers beneath, can also develop in callused areas.

For these reasons, high-quality footwear is essential, not optional.

Here’s what to look for in diabetic work boots:

  • Wide fit – so the toes sit in a natural position
  • Steel toe cap protection
  • Little to no break-in time
  • Soft non-abrasive lining
  • Sufficient size to fit a padded insole
  • Easy fastening such as pull-on or lace-up with three or four eyes per side
  • Quality lightweight materials

These guidelines come from the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), a leading authority for those living with diabetes.

Steel Blue is proud to partner with the ADA’s Standards of Care and Better Choices for Life program in America. Full-body wellness is engineered in every boot we make, and no detail is too small when it comes to crafting comfortable work boots.


100% Comfort Guaranteed work boots

Foot injuries are common among people with diabetes, and extremely concerning. Here at Steel Blue, we take safety seriously when designing work boots.

Our boots are made with water-resistant or waterproof leather that requires no breaking in and feature a non-abrasive lining. All Steel Blue boots feature our Trisole® Comfort Technology which is designed to cushion, cradle and support the entire foot.

The popular Argyle Zip has been designed with comfort, safety and durability in mind. It features:

  • A wider Steel Toe Cap that prevents pinching and rubbing
  • 200-joule drop force toe protection
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Easy fastening industrial grade side zip
  • Premium non-abrasive lining
Ladies Southern Cross Zip Sand Coloured work boots

For over 25 years, Steel Blue has designed and manufactured work boots that excel at every test. From whole-body health to protection for sensitive feet, Steel Blue uses advanced technology and manufacturing to ensure every pair exceeds international standards.

View the full range of men’s and women’s work boots and get fitted in-store to experience our guaranteed comfort.

For additional fitting tips, see our lacing guide to help reduce strains, injury and avoid common issues that can throw your body out of alignment.

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