Table 1 —

Algorithm: therapeutic footwear for the neuropathic foot

Medical featuresInsoleShoe heightPivot pointOutsoleLegTongueHeel
1.1Sensory lossnolowNAsupplesupplesupplenormal
1.2Sensory and autonomic dysfunctionyeslowNAsupplesupplesuppleresilient material
2Limited joint mobilityyeslownormaltoughenedsupplesuppleresilient material
3.1Hollow-foot with claw toesyesbottineearlytoughenedtoughenedtoughenedresilient material
3.2.1Flexible flatfoot with hallux valgusyeshighnormaltoughenedtoughenedtoughenedresilient material
3.2.2Rigid flatfoot with hallux valgusyesbottineearlytoughenedstrong medial supporttoughenedresilient material
3.3Charcot footyeshighearlystiffstifftoughenedresilient material
4.1Hallux amputationyeshighearlystifftoughenedtoughenedresilient material
4.2Forefoot amputatedyeshighearlystiffstiffstiffresilient material
5Ulcerationyeshighearlystiffstifftoughened/stiffresilient material
  • NA; not applicable.