YDA  is made by an exceptional Italian therapeutic footwear manufacturer.  They are recommended for anyone that suffers from diabetes and a vast range of other foot & ankle ailments, MSK problems and are suitable for pre or post-surgery. 

They are fast becoming the shoes recommended by many of the top orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists.  Professor Tagoe, a leading podiatric surgeon, from the Tagoe Clinic will now only recommend YDA footwear to his patients.

 YDA are extra wide, extra deep Strong fibreglass support in the insole to give extra support and stability to the foot (rocker sole) with a springboard system ensures less friction when worn, yet still remaining ultra-light. They also have a strengthened support at the back of the shoe again for added support and stability for the ankle. With a seam free inner lining, the shoe is a ideal in prevention of ulceration for diabetics. They also do not rub on the metatarsal joints, ideal for patients with a hallux valgus deformities. Removable insoles, allow for bespoke orthotics to be added.

Diabetics Type 1 and 2

YDA shoes are recommended for Diabetics type 1 and type 2 for people with foot at no risk, at risk (neuropathy and or vasculopathy) and at high risk (neuropathy and/or vasculopathy + minor deformity). Diabetic Foot Ulcer prevention, and other common forefoot diseases can be prevented or alleviated with special shoes

Hallux valgus, Hallux Rigidus & Hallux Limitus

A deformity of the foot, where the big toe is bent toward the middle of the foot, sometimes overlapping the second toe. Hallux valgus is the commonest forefoot deformity, with an estimated prevalence of 23% to 35%. It causes symptoms on the medial edge of the foot, the sole, and the small toes. Non-operative treatment may alleviate symptoms but does not correct the deformity of the big toe.

Patient with Osteoarthritis

As you age, your chance of developing osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear, increases. The joint damage associated with osteoarthritis causes swelling, pain, and deformity. Special shoes can alleviate the symptoms.

Plantar fasciitis and Ligament injuries

Your foot has thick, fibrous band of tissue (''fascia'') reaching from your heel to your toes. These tissues support the muscles and arch of the foot. With the right treatment and shoes, this condition usually goes away in several months.

Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a foot deformity in which the end of the toe, or toes, curl downward like a claw. The condition can be present at birth or can develop as a result of wearing poorly fitting shoes. Treatment of a hammer toe depends on the severity of the deformity and includes toe manipulation and surgery. Correct shoes can help prevent a worsening condition and can be part of treatment.

Habitual Toe Walkers

More than half of young children who toe walk will stop doing so on their own by about age 5. However some people become Habitual Toe Walkers, to prevent damage to the foot supportive shoes such as YDA can help.