ErgoPad® soft Diabetes

Softly cushioning foot orthosis for the prevention of diabetic foot syndrome

ErgoPad soft Diabetes offers an optimal footbed for patient with diabetes in risk groups 0 to II. It distributes pressure evenly over the entire foot. This helps you to prevent pressure points and wounds. The viscoelastic material always returns to its original shape after wearing. As a result, the foot orthosis remains functional for a long time.

  • Exceptionally soft cushioning for the foot
  • Distributes pressure evenly and reduces pressure peaks
  • Lowers the risk of wounds and injury

* Recommendation provided by the “Interdisciplinary work group concerning footwear in case of diabetic foot syndrome”, 2005

People with diabetes need particular protection

Diabetes is often associated with particularly sensitive feet and foot deformities which lead to localized pressure points. ErgoPad soft Diabetes offers an optimal footbed for patients in risk groups 0 to II.* The foot orthosis distributes your body weight evenly over the entire foot. This prevents increased pressure on the sensitive spots and lowers your risk of injury and wounds. This is particularly important since the sensation of pain decreases as the disease progresses. Many people with diabetes realize too late that their feet are injured.

The special viscoelastic material of ErgoPad soft Diabetes re-adapts to the shape of your feet each time it is worn and returns to its original height when not being used.

Specialist advice

ErgoPad soft Diabetes is only available from medical retailers. The orthotist will measure your feet and then use the orthotic blank to prepare a customized foot orthosis for you. This is suitable for many comfort shoes with a removable insole.

Construction of the foot orthosis

  • 1 Poron soft cushion layer
    Poron, the first 3 mm cushioning layer, absorbs the load and reduces pressure peaks when the foot is put down.
  • 2 Vepur PU foam technology
    Vepur, the second cushioning layer, distributes the load and offers targeted reduction of pressure peaks, therefore relieving the vulnerable, pressure-sensitive foot zones. The viscoelastic foam based on polyurethane reliably returns to its original height, maintaining the function long-term.
  • 3 EVA base layer
    The EVA base layer is more stable and provides support for the feet, especially the longitudinal arches.


  • Soft foam foot orthosis
  • Sandwich construction with supporting and cushioning materials

Serviceable life

  • High-quality and durable materials mean that the foot orthoses remain serviceable even after prolonged use – but this fundamentally depends on the load.
  • We recommend that the functional properties be checked regularly.

Cleaning instructions

  • The surfaces can be wiped clean using a mild cleaner/disinfectant (apart from leather top covers)
  • Not machine-washable
  • Do not expose to direct heat (central heating, direct sunlight)
  • Allow to air dry

Modification instructions - Specific information for Medical Retailers

  • The outline of the foot orthosis must be ground in a tapered shape.
  • Easy to grind (grinding belt and pumice stone, grit 40–100)
  • Easy to bond (standard workshop adhesives)
  • Thermo-formable


Main Indication

For patients with diabetic foot syndrome (DFS), risk classes* (with note: “AG Fuß: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Diabetischer Fuß der Deutschen Diabetes Gesellschaft” (Diabetic Foot Committee of the German Diabetes Association) (Last update February 25, 2006):

  • 0 Diabetes mellitus without polyneuropathy (PNP)/peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • 1 Same as risk class 0, with foot deformity
  • 2 Diabetes mellitus with loss of sensitivity due to PNP/relevant PAD

Concomitant indications1 

  • Arch decreased foot/splay foot
  • Valgus foot
  • Mild and moderate pes cavus
  • Post-traumatic foot deformities
  • Knee joint and back pain

1Depending on the severity of the foot, knee or back deformity

Mode of Action

  • Extensive cushioning of the foot, absorption of loads, and reduction of pressure peaks
  • Reduces the risk of injury in the sensitive foot area of people with diabetes