These shoes help to protect the foot and reduce pain when walking. Darco is the industry leader when it comes to the designing and manufacturing of these shoes. Darco's Medical-Surgical Shoe is constructed with comfort and protection in mind. The sole is semi-rigid and limits bending of the foot, while Darco's breathable mesh upper conforms to bony abnormalities of the foot. The heel is made with a reinforced heel counter and a padded heel collar to stabilize the rear foot and reduce slippage. Extra-long straps accommodate even the bulkiest dressings. Shoe will fit either right or left foot.