The darco body armor cast shoe is a study in form and function. It is specifically engineered to shield the cast from moisture, shock and everyday wear. The shoe can be used with all casting materials and bulky bandages while sporting a fresh, modern design that will appeal to all patients.
Sizing is challenging because it requires a Phillips screwdriver to turn the plastic bolts that are inside the gray buttons holding the elastic laces...and the rubber of the shoe is stiff, making it hard to reach inside with a tool and not be pushed back outside by a flap! ;-)
This shoe is about a hundred times better than the flimsy thing the doctor gave me. It gives me good traction. Because I was able to choose the correct size I don't drag the toe on the ground while using crutches. It's not the prettiest thing in the world but it is comfortable and makes me feel safe when walking. I like that it looks more like a regular shoe. I wish doctors would just give this out instead of the awful thing they gave me.
My doctor fitted me with a walking boot as I recover from Achilles surgery. I am in this boot for 3 months. I wanted something to protect the bottom of the boot when I went out to do yard work, etc. This shoe works perfectly. I was fitted with a size Medium (Mens) size boot. It took me two tries to get the correct size Darco Body Armor Case Shoe. Ultimately I had to get a size X-Large. Mostly, it is the width of the walking boot that wouldn't fit in the size Large Darco shoe. One note: there is a bungee cord adaptor that helps you tighten the Darco shoe around your ankle, but it doesn't help tighten the two bungees across the front of the foot. I had to find out how to tighten those from another user-the instructions are not provided by Darco (I deducted 1-start for this). Where the bungee attaches to the shoe, on the inside of the fastener there are slots in the fastener that fit a Phillips screwdriver. Loosen the connector, pull the bungee to the correct tension, then retighten the fastener. By the way, this shoe seems to be of good quality materials, I will certainly expect it to last 3 months, if someone else has to wear it daily then expect it to wear out in 6 months.
This cast boot is perfect for my 10 year old son. The womans small fits perfect over his cast. He wears a 5 1/2 or 6 in youth/ young mans shoe to give you an idea in sizing. If his foot were any bigger, I’d go to a medium. He broke his foot for the second time this spring and I asked the women who did his cast if she had a suggestion as the shoe the first time got worn out fast disgusting from being outside. She suggested looking up this brand and I had it overnighted. This is perfect. Fits right over cast and feels much more like a shoe. Covers his toes without being tight. You can also just rinse these off since he has to wear it outdoors but also wears it in the house. My son said the biggest issue with the shoe given at the dr was feeling like it was slippery on the tile floor at school. He said this feels like he’s wearing a rubber, croc, type shoe and it grips much better. Just a perfect alternative for anyone in a cast that isn’t a fan of the ones given at the orthopedic.
I will admit I was very skeptical about this product. But I received it in the mail today and put it on my cast, a little long in the toes, but fits perfect everywhere else. What I really like about this product is that when I put my foot down, I feel no pressure points!!! I was injured last October and it has taken forever to get anything done with it, but I finally had to have surgery to do repairs in my ankle. I have had a lot of pain in my foot due to everything and pressure points on my the bottom of my foot. With this I was able to put my foot down comfortably and no pain what so ever. Thank you so so much!!!