Diabetes is a disorder caused due to the lack or low levels of insulin in the body. Diabetic footwear helps address various diabetic conditions such as inadequate circulation of blood to the legs and in turn, helps cure various foot ulcers and other foot-related complications. Diabetic shoes, also known as therapeutic shoes, are specially created and manufactured for diabetic patients to reduce the chance of developing numerous skin problems include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. The primary goal of diabetic footwear is to prevent complications such as ulcers, strains, and amputations in diabetes patients. Customized and specially designed diabetic shoes with specific key features like comfort are becoming popular among the diabetes patients across the world as it helps in minimizing the risk of skin breakdown in diabetic patients. Increasing innovation activities by key players to develop fashionable and customized footwear to meet up with the recent trend, fashion primarily coming from the female population is playing an important role in growth of the diabetic footwear market.
Asia Pacific was the largest market for diabetic footwear in 2021 and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. High number of diabetes patients globally is expected to result in an increase in demand for diabetic footwear, thus leading to growth of the global diabetic footwear market. High population of diabetes in India and China is a major driving factor for market growth in Asia Pacific. This can be attributed to the of consumers and increasing urbanization in these countries.
The diabetic shoe segment leads the market, as diabetic shoes give the most comfort for diabetes patients when compared to sandals and slippers. Increased sales of diabetic shoes are aided by the availability of , Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelet, etc. in market. To encourage diabetic patients to purchase diabetic footwear through online platforms, major participants in the diabetic shoe industry are increasingly focusing on improving the online shopping feasibility through various techniques such as and effective education about e-commerce platforms. Consumers are increasingly buying diabetic shoes and other diabetic products online, owing to the availability of of diabetic shoes by and expanding internet penetration.
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