Living with diabetes can affect every aspect of your health, and sometimes can limit your physical activities and daily life too. It can cause decubitus ulcers which may also lead to swollen feet, edema, or delicate skin. In this review article, we check out how Shear Comfort Boots, Heel Protectors and Overlays can help you take care of diabetic sensitive skin and pressure ulcers.

What is Shear Comfort?

Shear Comfort sheepskin boots, heel protectors, and overlays are designed with medical sheepskin which is effective in controlling microclimate and redistributing pressure. Shear comfort makes sure that all their products have the UR (Urine resistant) mark.

Most of the other sheepskin products deteriorate both the natural leather and fiber when they are urinated upon. Being urine resistant, Shear Comfort products do not deteriorate in any way, and they are washable.

Their products are known for their quality standard as medical devices used in home environments and care facilities.

Now, let’s review the Share Comfort’s sheepskin product range.

DiabPro Boot Review – The Diabetic Protection Boot

The Diabpro diabetic boot is designed with a medical-grade sheepskin to provide maximum comfort and be comfortable daily to diabetic foot and delicate skin.

The slimline and sleek design of this boot is quite recommendable for patients who use it every day, it equally allows users to adjust it to accommodate edema and swellings.

DiabPro Boot Review

The Diabpro comes in a narrower sole compared to the rest of the Shear Comfort boots but delivers the same skin protection and pressure redistribution qualities as every other Shear Comfort boots.

The reduced bulk and narrower sole make the boot look sleek and can be used while walking around within the house or even when outside.

The Diabpro boot is designed with seams on the exterior to provide some softness and skin protection. It allows users to build up the sole with locker pads (if they desire to help adjust the gait pattern.

This boot accommodates any foot shape, protecting delicate skin and diabetic foot from friction and providing stability to your daily walk.

Features and Benefits of DiabPro Diabetic Protection Boot

Here they are.

  • Slim fit for everyday use

The sole of this Diabpro is narrower than the rest of Shear Comfort boot styles, which makes it easier and less bulky to wear.

  • Non-slip rubber sole

The rubber sole of this boot is ridged to prevent slipping and to provide stability during a walk. This makes Diabpro boot ideal to be used both inside the house and outside.

  • Maximum protection for delicate skin

Diabpro boot is designed with sheepskin to deliver to the ankles and feet of diabetic delicate feet and skin. The seam on the boot is on the exterior, so users will only feel the sheepskin.

Added Benefits

  • It regulates the temperature.
  • Wicks moisture.
  • It reduces friction and sheer.
  • It redistributes pressure.
  • It comes in sizes.
  • The machine is washable.
  • It is guaranteed against debilitation for up fifty times of washing.

Disadvantages

  • It takes quite a time to dry up when washed.

Shear Comfort Wrap Around Boot Review

The wrap around the boot is classic in design, and it is made for people who need easy to wear protective footwear. It allows users to move freely and easily adjust to accommodate the swelling foot.

Wrap Around Boot

The boot is designed to open out flat and also fasten with Velcro strapping on the top and heel of the foot to allow accurate adjustment to be able to accommodate any swelling.

The wrap around boot also comes with a rubber ridged sole to ensure stability and can be worn inside and outside of the house.

The boot also protects the toes fully with its closed toes design. The interior is designed with sheepskin which delivers maximum protection to diabetic delicate skin and feet but specifically made for those who need not struggle to wear their boot.

Features and Benefit of the Wrap Around Boot

  • Easy to wear and adjust

The wrap around boot comes with Velcro straps on the top and across the heel of the boot to ensure easy to wear and easy to remove. It also allows adjustments in other to accommodate the swelling foot.

  • Non-slip rubber sole

The wrap around boot comes with a ridged rubber sole to prevent been slippery and to provide stability during a walk.

  • Closed-toe design

Wrap around boot provides maximum protection to the toes with its close toe design. The sheepskin interior design also offers absolute care to diabetic skin and foot.

Added Advantages

  • It regulates the temperature.
  • Wicks moisture.
  • It reduces friction and sheer.
  • It redistributes pressure.
  • It comes in a range of sizes.
  • The machine is washable.
  • It is guaranteed against debilitation for up to fifty times of washing.
  • It is durable.
  • It has a classic design.

Disadvantages

  • It may take a long time to dry up when washed.

Shear Comfort Pressure Care Boot Review

The pressure care boot is designed for those who are at risk of an ankle and footwear. Diabetes may lead to decubitus ulcers which can also cause edema and swollen feet.

Pressure Care Boot

The pressure care boot comes in open design which allows toe inspection and separation even without removing the boot and at the same time provides freedom, comfort, and support to the users. The Velcro straps across the instep and around the heel allow the boot to be open fully and to be adjusted to make sure that the boot comfortably molds to the foot shape and to accommodate any swelling throughout the day.

The interior sheepskin allows air to freely circulate the boot. Also, the leather surface has small holes that promote both water and air vapor exchange and increases boot effectiveness. These make the pressure care boot a great boot for wound prevention, comfort, and healing.

This boot can be worn both in and outside the house, and it is suitable for diabetic patients and people who went through orthopedic surgery.

Tip: Air Cast Walking Boots are a good option for people with diabetes too.

Features and Benefits of Pressure Care Boot

  • Easy to wear and adjust

The Pressure Care Boot is designed with Velcro straps on the top of the boot and across the heel to ensure easy wearing and removal. It allows users to adjust it to accommodate any foot swelling throughout the day.

  • Non-slip rubber sole

The pressure care boot comes with a ridged rubber sole to prevent been slippery and provide stability while walking.

  • Open-toe design for easy inspection and separation

The pressure care boot features an open toe design that ensures easy inspection and separation of toes without removing the boot.

Added Advantages

  • It reduces friction and sheer
  • Wicks moisture
  • Its machine is washable
  • It is equally guaranteed against debilitation for up to fifty times of washing.

Disadvantages

  • It also takes time to dry up when washed.

Shear Comfort Tall Slipper Boot Review

The Shear comfort slipper Boot is designed to provide protection and security for individuals who have the tendency to develop feet and calve ulcers and those who have vascular problems.

Tall Slipper Boot

The boot has generous Velcro straps to ensure easy adjustment all through the day and can accommodate swelling. The Tall Slipper Boot allows users to use it together with support hosiery or compression bandages. It also allows for easy toe inspection and toe separation without removing the shoe.

The boot comes with no sole, which makes it flawless for in bed and indoor use. The medical sheepskin in the interior protects the delicate skin and heel from friction and sheer and allows air to freely circulate the boot.

Tip: Rooke Vascular Boots Help You Prevent Leg Ulcers and Protect and Heal Wounds Fast too.

Features and Benefits of Tall Slipper Boot

  • Maximum pressure redistribution

The Shear Comfort tall slipper is made with fabric-backed sheepskin special to Shear Comfort which gives the boot enough pressure redistribution properties.

  • Moisture reduction

The Tall Slipper boot does not allow moisture build-up close to the skin. It wicks out moisture and keeps the skin from feeling wet. It helps to provide great comfort and protects against skin maceration.

  • Shear and friction reduction

The medical sheepskin offers utmost safety to the delicate skin, allowing the skin to move across the surface without much resistance, reducing friction and sheer.

Tip: This is the Selection Guide of Heated Slippers.

Added Advantages

  • It is ideal for those people who are at high risk of developing leg and feet skin ulcer, or people with vascular issues
  • Allows for easy adjustment to meet individual needs
  • Can be used together with support hosiery or compression bandages
  • Open-toe design for easy circulation inspection and separation
  • Universal size
  • The machine is washable
  • Easy to wear and easy to remove
  • Durable
  • Urine resistant

Disadvantages

  • It comes in only one size
  • It also comes with no sole
  • It is not suitable for walking
  • It takes some time to dry up when washed.

Tip: The Air Relax boots are also Legged Compression Massagers.

Shear Comfort Short Slipper Boot Review

The Shear Comfort slipper boot delivers the utmost protection for the foot and designed for in bed and indoor use. The tongue flap and Velcro straps on the entire upper part gives the boot an adjustable, secured fit.

Short Slipper Boot

The short slipper boot comes in a soft to mold perfectly to the foot and can be worn in bed comfortably.

The design of this device makes sure that the ankle (bonny prominence) are duly protected, providing all-round support and comfort when worn with the feet up or in bed. The interior medical sheepskin protects the delicate skin and heel from Shear and friction and allows air to freely circulate in the boot.

Features and Benefits of a Short Slipper Boot

  • Easy to wear and adjust

The Shear comfort short slipper boot features Velcro straps on top of the foot which makes it very easy to wear or remove. It also allows for adjustment to accommodate swelling.

  • Comfortable soft sole

The boot is designed with a soft rubber sole which makes it perfect to be used with feet lifted up, or in bed.

  • Full protection for the foot and ankle

The short slipper boot provides maximum protection for the entire ankle and foot.

Added Advantages

  • Available in a range of sizes
  • The machine is washable
  • It is designed with a medical sheepskin
  • It is durable.

Disadvantages

  • Not suitable for walking
  • Comes with a soft sole
  • It takes time to dry up when washed.

Shear Comfort Heel Protectors Review

The Shear Comfort Heel Protectors keep the skin on the ankles and heels from sheer and friction and also protect the already existing skin damages.

Heel Protectors

This heel protector is made to provide maximum protection for the ankles and heels. It wraps around the ankle and heel and allows other parts of the foot to move freely.

The protectors have seams, which are positioned on the outer part to reduce high pressure from the skin. The Velcro straps provide enough room for adjustment to meet the user’s needs.

Features and Benefits of Heel Protectors

  • Maximum pressure redistribution

The Shear Comfort heel protectors are made with a fabric-backed sheepskin, very special to sheer comfort, which provides the redistribution properties.

  • Moisture reduction

The heel protection wool prevents moisture build-up near the skin. It takes up moisture from the skin and keeps the skin from getting wet. It provides some great comfort and protection against skin maceration.

  • Shear and friction reduction

The medical sheepskin provides sheer protection to the delicate skin and heel, allowing the skin to move across the surface without much resistance, reducing friction and sheer.

Added Advantages

  • Regulates the temperature
  • Comes in different sizes (small, medium, and large)
  • The machine is washable
  • Enough room for adjustment
  • Guaranteed against debilitation up to fifty times of washing
  • Easy to wear and easy to remove.

Disadvantages

  • It takes time to dry up when it is washed.

Tip: This is the Heelbo Heel and Elbow Protectors review. Heelbo produces a Lifter Foot Elevator relieve pressure from the foot and prevent skin irritation and breakdown.

Shear Comfort Classic Overlay Review

The Shear Comfort classic overlay provides wide coverage to make any surface soft. It is large enough to cover the considerable size of any mattress or a favorable armchair, lining along with the seat and back for support of the general high-pressure parts of the body, and minimizes the risk of incurring pressure ulcer.

Classic Overlay

The classic overlay delivers extreme pressure, moisture, heat, and Shear dissipation for maximum comfort and productive pressure ulcer treatment, and protection also help to prevent health challenges, discomfort, and burden of skin tears and pressure ulcers.

Tip: This is our Guide on Pressure Ulcer Prevention Products for Elderly and Bed-ridden Patients.

Features and Benefits of Classic Overlays

  • Control skin microclimate naturally

The Shear comfort classic overlay provides the perfect microclimate for a more pleasant sleep or rest, looking after perspiration and temperature regulation, with the wool absolute air redistribution properties.

  • Improved sleep quality

Wool underlay is known to reduce restlessness and enhance the quality of sleep. It helps people living with fibromyalgia, tender muscles, and diffuses chronic pain to significantly lessen the pain and improve sleep quality.

  • Silent pressure care

Shear comfort overlay is a low price pressure care solution used for both residential and medical care facilities.

It takes away distress, pain, and noise which is common with the plastic-based options like the plastic air-filled overlays and alternating pressure mattresses.

Added Advantages

  • Standard sized (125x75g)
  • It helps to prevent bedsores and pressure ulcers
  • The machine is washable
  • It is durable
  • It is equally made with advanced lamb wool

Disadvantages

  • It comes in only one size
  • It may not cover the entire mattress
  • It takes time to dry up when washed

Shear Comfort Pressure Care Assistant

The Shear comfort pressure care assistant is designed with medical treated and washable wool. The pressure care assistant is generally used on beds to minimize pressure for the heels, shoulders, head, or sacrum and to enhance comfort.

Pressure Care Assistant

It can cover some parts of a single bed. It also comes with linen flaps that secure the strip in an area when tucked under the mattress.

The pressure care assistant helps absorb moisture, promotes air circulation, and distributes pressure that enhances comfort. It is available only in one size.

Features and Benefits of Pressure Care Assistant

  • Control skin microclimate naturally

The Pressure Care Assistant provides some adequate microclimate for a pleasant sleep or rest, looking after perspiration and temperature regulation, with the wool flawless air redistribution properties.

  • Improved sleep quality

The wool overlay is known to handle restlessness and enhance sleep quality. The pressure care assistant helps people with fibromyalgia, tender muscles, and diffuses chronic pain, to significantly lessen the pain, and improve sleep quality.

  • Silent Pressure Care

The Shear comfort pressure Care Assistant is a low price pressure care solution used in both residential and medical care facilities. It takes away unpleasantness, pain, and noise that is common with plastic-based options like the plastic, air-filled overlays, and alternating pressure mattresses.

Added Advantages

  • It is ideal for people with tendencies of developing pressure ulcer
  • The machine is washable
  • It is robust
  • It is durable
  • Also urine resistant
  • Made with a ball of quality medical sheep wool
  • Standard in size

Disadvantages

  • It comes only in one size
  • It takes some time to dry up when washed

Conclusion

All Shear Comfort products are made with a quality medical sheepskin for maximum comfort and pressure redirection. They provide effective protection to diabetic delicate skin and already existing pressure sores.

Tip: If you use a wheelchair, this cushion selection guide will help you with finding the best wheelchair cushion for your needs. For example, Star and Roho Cushion are leading wheelchair cushion brands. Similarly, Lateral Supports for wheelchairs
comes very usefully too.

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