This post is sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own.
Some people with diabetes often have circulation issues which can lead to problems with their feet. I saw my dad suffer from multiple circulation problems that usually led to pain and swelling in his feet. One Christmas he asked for new shoes, but two sizes bigger to allow for the changes his feet went through periodically. It wasn’t up until just a few days ago that I heard of Zappos Adaptive: Functional and Fashionable Products to Make Life Easier.
Zappos Adaptive Functional and Fashionable Products started with a single phone call. It was that phone call from a customer that highlighted a huge gap for the brand. There was a need for adaptive clothing and footwear for men, women, and kids with special needs that wasn’t just functional but also fashionable.
The adaptive shoe line from Zappos offers everything from easy slip-on shoes, bump-toe shoes and even to shoes specifically made for diabetics. I would have loved to have given my dad a pair of fashionable diabetic shoes. Not only does wearing fashionable and functional feel good, but wearing specially designed shoes can help reduce risk and promote healthy circulation in the feet.
In addition to shoes, there is also a clothing line. The adaptive line for kids and adults features a selection of tops, bottoms, dresses and underwear that are 4-way reversible and come with tear-away tags. The clothing is made from soft fabrics and pants with no buttons and elastic waistbands that are made specifically for anyone with sensory issues or with any condition that can impair mobility or fine motor skills. There are two adaptive brands that are offering specialized clothing right now; 4way – a Zappos private label brand, and Independence Day Clothing. The array of offerings is expanding, but for now Zappos is focusing on the 4-way reversible clothing.The intent of this is to foster independence.
We had the opportunity to try out some of the adaptive shoes by Stride Rite and they are so pretty and easy to slip on and off.
Zappos has really fast and free shipping, 365 day return policy, and world class customer service. Zappos is definitely a one-stop shop for those with adaptive clothing needs.