Nerve damage caused by diabetes can lead to severe foot pain. Usually, this comes in the form of numbness, as well as swelling and slow-healing sores.

Furthermore, chronic symptoms may lead to other disorders like Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs. In this guide, you will discover the 10 Best A5500-approved Diabetic Shoes For Men:

  1. Derby Shoes: SAS Ambassador
  2. Penny Loafers: Mephisto Cap Vert
  3. Monk Straps: Propét Graham
  4. Running Shoes: Asics Nimbus 20
  5. Toe Cap Shoes: Dunham Jackson
  6. Boat Shoes: SAS Decksider
  7. Walking Boots: Drew Trek
  8. Casual Shoes: Dunham Captain
  9. Sandals: Drew Dublin
  10. Brogues: Dr Comfort Wing

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If you’re in a hurry, you can find the best shoes available using the selection below. The Quick Buy Guide below lets you go right to the shoe’s retailer. Alternatively, read about them all by just scrolling down!

Derby Shoes

SAS Ambassador Diabetic Derby Shoes

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Penny Loafers

mephisto cap vert penny loafers

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Monk Strap

Propét Graham Monk Strap Diabetic Shoes

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Running Shoes

asics gel nimbus 20 running shoe

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Toe Cap

Dunham Jackson Toe Cap Diabetic Shoe

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Boat Shoes

SAS Topsider Diabetic Boat Shoes

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Walking Boots

Drew Trek Waterproof Diabetic Walking Boot

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Casual Shoes

Dunham Captain Diabetic Boat Shoes

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Sandals

Drew Dublin Diabetic Sandals

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Brogues

Dr Comfort Wing Diabetic Shoe

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What Are The Best Men’s Shoes For Diabetes?

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1. SAS Ambassador [Derby Shoes]

SAS Ambassador Diabetic Derby Shoes
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Overview

These US-made Medicare-approved Derby shoes come with removable and odour-resistant SAS Tripad Cushions to support your pressure points. Furthermore, the Everbounce removable PU footbed supports the contours of your feet.

How To Wear

Being open-laced Derby shoes, the SAS Ambassadors are a very versatile choice. They’re ideal for nights out as well as for the office. Whether you’re in chinos and a shirt or a business professional suit and tie, they blend right in.

Best Colors

Traditionally, Bluchers and Derby shoes look their best in brown leather. However, you can also opt for black shoes for a dressier look with options between full grain leather and suede.

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2. Mephisto Cap Vert [Penny Loafers]

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Overview

Although not Medicare-approved because of their slip-on construction, the French brand Mephisto is well known for providing quality orthotic shoes. Despite being at a premium, they are among the few brands that make shoes that don’t appear too conspicuous.

How To Wear

If you’re looking for classic business casual shoes, the Mephisto Cap Vert penny loafers are ideal. They’ll look great with chinos or jeans as well as dressier wool trousers. However, they won’t be quite formal enough to go with a suit.

Best Colors

There are several shades of brown available to choose from including Cordovan and Tan. There’s also a black option. However, these are quite dressy given the style of shoe and would be harder to integrate into your wardrobe.

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3. Propét Graham [Monk Straps]

Propét Graham Monk Strap Diabetic Shoes
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Overview

With its OrthoLite antimicrobial removable footbed and open-cell PU foam insole, the Propét Graham is a stylish and comfortable shoe. The firm heel counter provides stability whilst the rubber outsole gives the wearer traction and support.

How To Wear

Monkstraps are a popular shoe style that are often worn formally. However, they tend to fare better as a business casual option. Nevertheless, you could wear these with a suit and tie at the office for a more dressed down look in a pinch.

Best Colors

Wearers can choose between either black or brown full grain leather. Those who want something dressier should opt for the black. However, the brown leather is a much more versatile choice that can be worn with various styles.

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4. ASICS Gel-Nimbus 20 [Running Shoes]

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Overview

Those suffering from diabetes will often turn to sneakers to provide them foot relief. However, not all sneakers will provide the comfort and security that is needed. ASICS’ Nimbus range is renowned for providing this. Furthermore, they’re A5500 Medicare Approved.

How To Wear

Being extremely casual, it’ll be hard to wear these with anything that isn’t casual. They’re ideal for sports but if worn when out and about, consider pairing them with jeans.

Best Colors

Although we’ve showcased the black shoes, there’s an entire rainbow of colours available. For instance, there’s the Sulphur Yellow or Island Blue hues, which we quite like!

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5. Dunham Jackson [Toe Cap Shoes]

Dunham Jackson Toe Cap Diabetic Shoe
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Overview

Somewhat dressier than SAS’ Ambassadors, they’re a solid choice for the office. An EVA foam cushion footbed offers foam pods in the heel and forefoot with a wide toe box for extra comfort.

How To Wear

Despite an open-throat lacing system, the toe cap adds an extra level of formality to these shoes. Diabetic-friendly closed-throat Oxford shoes are hard to find so these are probably the best possible option to pair with a suit or for attending formal events.

Best Colors

Although also available in brown, we prefer the black full grain leather as it offers that level of formality that’s otherwise hard to find for Diabetics. Nevertheless, the brown shoes are possible if you want something less dressy.

6. SAS Decksider [Boat Shoes]

SAS Topsider Diabetic Boat Shoes
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Overview

A classic American shoe style, boat shoes are popular during the warmer months. However, diabetics are usually limited to clunky and unattractive shoes. Fortunately, SAS have created an orthotic option. Featuring the same A5500-approved Everbounce PU footbed as the Ambassadors, they also have a Supersoft lightweight sole with a wide and stable design.

How To Wear

Boat shoes are a traditionally casual shoe. However, they can also be worn in a business casual setting these days. Nevertheless, they tend to look their best with chinos and a shirt rather than jeans and a t-shirt.

Best Colors

You can choose between Old Sand Tan or New briar Brown. We prefer the lighter tan both both look great. You’ll also be blown away by just how soft the leather is on your feet.

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7. Drew Trek [Walking Boots]

Drew Trek Waterproof Diabetic Walking Boot
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