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Diabetes and the uvex motion 3XL safety shoe

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The number of people being diagnosed with diabetes is rising constantly. In Germany alone, it is estimated that around nine million people live with the disease today. Diabetics who must wear safety footwear are particularly at risk.

Diabetes is a disease which primarily affects sugar metabolism, although in certain circumstances it also affects the skin’s equilibrium. In this way, defective nerves hinder the skin’s ability to regulate moisture levels. This results in very dry skin with reduced elasticity. The danger of skin calluses and tears forming is therefore increased, while there is an additional risk of germs penetrating the skin and causing infection.

uvex motion 3xl kappeHowever, nerve disorders also entail a reduced sensitivity to pain: pressure and abrasion points in shoes can no longer be felt properly, increasing the possibility of injury resulting from chafing. Nevertheless, these injuries can be prevented and sensibly counteracted if the shoes to be worn are broad enough and the caps are sufficiently high.

Diabetic foot protection with the uvex motion 3XL

The uvex motion 3XL safety shoe range fulfils all conditions required to ensure optimum foot protection in people with diabetes, as well as potentially offering protection against more severe injury too:


uvex motion 3xl diabetes querschnitt 1) The width of the shoes and boots is over 15, while the toe cap is extremely high and wide. This protects even the broadest feet and, as the case may be, hammer and claw toes, by providing sufficient room and flexibility.


2) The orthopaedic construction set provides experts with sufficient opportunity to include thick padding and other elements designed to increase comfort. The maximum insole thickness must be less then the protective toe cap of 10mm (in standard safety shoes this is just 3mm) and less than the heel of 15 mm (6mm in standard safety shoes). This means that special diabetes insoles can  be inserted without problem.


3) The lining and seams are designed in such a way to ensure that the majority of padding requirements are met.


4) In addition, the boots offer individually adjustable stability features around the ankle and lower leg.  This ultimately allows any potential issues with twisted ankles or, in certain cases, even foot drop (dorsiflexion) to be prevented.



Safety footwear for diabetics must clearly achieve more than the requisite level of protection outlined in ISO 20345:2011. Our certified uvex medicare system partner would be happy to support you in ordering and adapting such shoes and boots.

26 thoughts to “Diabetes and the uvex motion 3XL safety shoe”

  1. Thank you for making special shoes for people who suffer from diabetes. Diabetes has now become a common phenomenon all over the world. A large number of people suffer from this affliction. These shoes will really help them to give optimum protection to their feet. Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Hey Scott.

      We currently don’t have distributors for the uvex motion 3 XL in those countries.

      Kind regards,
      uvex safety team

  2. Добрый день.
    У меня спецобувь UVEX. Выдали на работе.
    Несколько лет не пользовался. Обул и проехал на машине один день. Подошва правого ботинках разрушилась. Есть фотографии. Могу отправить.

    1. Hey there.

      Like with any other shoe, the sole material of our safety shoes has a limited liefespan – even when the shoes are not being actively used. You can send the pictures to expertenblog@uvex.de though, and our product experts will have a look.

      Hope this helps,
      Jürgen from uvex safety team

    1. Hello!

      That depends on the model. This particular boot goes up to a UK 14.5 – but we also have shoes in UK 16 (like the uvex 1 and the uvex 2, for example).

      Jürgen from uvex safety team

  3. Hi !

    I would like to order a pair of diabetes and the UVEX motion 3XL safety shoes, Size 49. May I know what is the price of the safety shoes for diabetes patient (please indicate your currency) and do you deliver it to Singapore ?

    1. Hi Juliet.

      We currently don’t have distributors for the uvex motion 3 XL in Singapore.
      We are sorry for that.

      Kind regards,
      uvex safety team

  4. I ‘d to purchase these right away. I Live in the US and when I try to purchase them online the page goes from in English to German after I hit the shop button . Can you give me some guidance or send me to a distributor in the US that handles the Uvex diabetic shoes , Thank you Bob

    1. Dear Bob,

      Thank you for your request. But unfortunately we don’t sell our safety shoes in the US due to brand rights limitations and different legal safety standards between European Union and US.
      If you are interested in other safety products like safety gloves or safety eyewear we suggest to visit http://www.hexarmour.com

      Kind regards,
      uvex safety team

    1. Hey there!

      That’s great to here – what exactly do you want to know?

      Jürgen from the uvex safety team

  5. Great post! My sister was suffering with diabetic foot numbness in her toes. Yeah, you are right diabetes are rising constantly.Its a great idea to have a safety shoes which give protection to the feet of people suffering from diabetes.And this will also help my sister to recover as soon as possible & I will also give her recommendation for the best shoes for diabetics to wear.

    1. Hi Paul
      The uvex motion 3XL is not a UK stocked item, but we suggest you ask your Health & Safety Manager to enquire through your normal distributor if they can place an order for these specifically. There will be a longer lead time as they are a special order item.
      Kind regards

  6. Hi. Does this come with a steel cap? If a person is required to wear protective shoes and normally wears a shoe/boot with a steel cap, does the Uvex Motion 3xl give the same protection as that of protective shoes with a steel cap?

    1. Hi David. Thanks for your question.
      The composite toe cap in the uvex motion 3XL has been tested in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011. This is the same standard that steel toe caps have to meet so the protection is the same. The main benefits of a composite toe cap is that they don’t transfer heat or cold, they’re lighter than steel so foot fatigue is reduced and they are 100% non-magnetic. We hope this helps answer your question.
      Kind regards

    1. Hi John
      Unfortunately, the uvex motion 3XL is not a UK stocked item, but you could ask your Health & Safety Manager to enquire through your normal distributor if they can place an order for these specifically. There will be a longer lead time as they are a special order item.
      We hope this answers your question

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