Dr. Scholl’s vs. Dr. Comfort?
Looking for shoes for my mother who is 83 and is unsteady on her feet. I’ve looked online and Dr. Scholl’s and Dr. Comfort come up. I don’t know if these brands are the best for balance or even the most comfortable. Can anyone help?
In looking for shoes that would help me stay on my feet without tripping, I went through a bunch of brands because I had trouble finding shoes that fit well. I tried the Dr. Scholl’s Kimberly and loved them… they were so comfortable. They have gel pads in the heel, lots of shock absorption (in case you have any kind of pain), and they also have a good grip. I’m familiar with the Dr. Comfort brand, but I’ve never tried their products so I really couldn’t say. So I can only talk from experience: go with Dr. Scholl’s.
i agree that Dr. Scholl’s are super comfortable. However, Dr. Comfort is a brand that is specialized or more focused on people who have diabetes. These shoes provide comfort and help prevent more serious foot health complications that can come from having diabetes. I’ve read that Medicare may even reimburse people for part of the cost. Both Dr. Scholl’s and Dr. Comfort come in a variety of styles and sizes, and although most of them are ugly, they are both great brands in terms of comfort.
I’m not sure which brand is best for your mother who is having trouble with balance. Every person will have different needs and may have to try different brands in order to determine which one accommodates them the best. When I was looking for shoes for my husband who has trouble walking, which might note be same case as your mother, I looked at all of these: Dr. Scholl’s, Dr. Comfort, Orthofeet, Drew Shoes, Comfortrite, Propet. Maybe one of these will help. I ended up getting Propet btw… tons of good support and a nice firm feel.