Podonov has developed a model of aesthetic forefoot relief shoe for you, the DIALTEN shoe, intended to be worn after surgery or trauma to the forefoot.
Thanks to excellent foot support and the curved shape of its sole, it allows easy and early resumption of walking while protecting the surgical procedure.
All our shoes are made in France.
Podonov designed the DIALTEN shoe based on the HALTEN shoe, which was the very first pair of closed forefoot therapeutic use shoes.
The covering of the DIALTEN shoe is in leather on the outside, in micro fiber (polyester) on the inside. This model
and is available in sizes 35 to 46.
A system of spacers allows you to reduce the internal volume of DIALTEN shoes to adapt to the non-operated foot. Thanks to this system, it is also possible to wear them for a longer time once the dressing has been removed and the foot deflated.
The comfort insoles are removable and can be replaced by orthopedic corrective insoles.
The duration of use depends on the medical prescription from your doctor (orthopedic surgeon, general practitioner, rheumatologist, sports doctor, etc.). It is not necessary to wear them before surgery, except in cases of pain.
Sold exclusively in pairs, it allows you to have a balanced walk and thus avoid back or knee pain that can appear when walking with two shoes of different heights.
DIALTEN shoes can be maintained with shoe polish or a nourishing leather cream. The comfort insoles are washable with water and mild soap under running water. The spacer soles are washable with a sponge soaked in water.
Never put in the washing machine and never use solvents.
Choice of size
The shape and volume of the shoe take into account the swelling of the foot and the size of the postoperative dressing. We recommend ordering your usual size. If you buy different sizes depending on the brand, we recommend choosing the smallest size. Finally, if you have become accustomed to wearing shoes one size larger than your initial size, we invite you to take your initial size.
In the case of use for a fracture, opt for a smaller size.
I wear a size 38, I order a 38.
I wear 38 ½ - and according to some brands of 39, I order 38.
I initially wear a size 38, but due to the deformation of my foot and the pain, I have become accustomed to wearing a 39. In this case I order a 38.
I wear a size 38, I break a toe or a metatarsus, I order a 37.
If in doubt, you can refer to our downloadable pedimeter.