So I was sent a pair of slippers and a pair of socks from Anodyne to try out. This is not a paid post. It is my honest review.
My first thought when opening the package was, "wuuuut?" they literally looked like Ugg slippers. THEN I put them on and realized that they are definitely NOT Uggs. As a matter of fact, they put Uggs to shame (& God know's I love my Uggs!). Anodyne slippers, shoes and socks are specifically made for the feet of people with diabetes they are soooo freaking comfy! I'm not too sure, but it feels like memory foam x10.
The first hint is the name. Anodyne means medicine, soothe and comfort. I mean that should be enough for me to end this post lol.
Seriously though, I have had these slippers for a few months now. I wanted to really test them out so that I could tell you about their durability as well.
So the "furry" part is not just exterior decoration. It is also inside the entire interior. It makes them so warm! The exterior feels like a suede material and is also soft to the touch. Okay so you know how when you wear "memory foam" shoes often, and the foam like slowly just gets flat and is no longer as comfy?
I have NOT experienced this in
these slippers! I literally wear them everyday. When I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at 10 years old, my doctor told me that I should never walk around barefoot...(spoiler alert, as an adult I walked around my house barefoot MOST of the time until I received these lol...I'm not perfect y'all).
The reason that diabetics are supposed to protect their feet is because of potential nerve damage that could lead to a foot injury. If we don't feel the foot injury, we probably won't keep the wound clean and can risk infection. Some diabetics (usually those with uncontrolled diabetes) heal slower than a person without diabetes. In a nutshell, a foot injury for a diabetic can be a total disaster. So the best way to combat that, other than proper glucose management, is to protect those feet! (Disclaimer: I am NOT a medical professional🙃)
Another item that I received from Anodyne was a pair of their socks. Let me tell you something...I never knew that there was levels in the sock-game. But y'all. THESE SOCKS...whew! They are super thick at the bottom so it feels like you're walking on a cloud when you wear them. There's also a band-thing around the middle of the sock. I think it's for compression but I actually feel like it really supports the arch of my foot too! (I am very flat-footed)
These are my personal thoughts.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!