I must say these are definitely "UGLY DUCKLINGS"!! They are called Crocks Rx and are made specifically for people who have heel spurs and other similar problems. There are 3 kinds:
1. Relief - These are for the heel spurs and so on.
2. Cloud - These are for diabetics and the pair that I received.
3. Silver Cloud - These are for really bad diabetics.
I'm not real sure what the difference is between the 3, but I know that my feet are not hurting nearly like they were. I'm wearing them continuously. The sales man assured me that I would see a big difference in my feet by wearing them. I was thrilled!! No more sore heels. The sad part is the attitude of my very astute daughter. Patricia Ann informed that these were very "UGLY" and she wanted a pair. So off to Wal-Mart we went (because they are cheaper by $35.00) and we found them in a beautiful pink. Not only did we find them in Patricia's size but in Katie's size too. I'll be posting some pictures to collaborate this story :):)
Now for all of you women out there who say you would never be caught "dead" in a pair of those, let me assure you, I thought the same as you until my heels started aching. I was so thrilled with these shoes I wore them the entire day. Now my heels don't seem to be hurting quite as bad and I'm not limping like I was. While in Wal-Mart, Patricia was showing off her shoes to different children she would see and bragging on how pretty she thought they were. We came to this man and his daughter and once again she showed them her new shoes. She then proceeded to yell at me and said "Hey Mom, do you still have on your ugly shoes?" Oh were is a hole in the floor when you need one... She's still alive and I'm still wearing the "ugly" shoes. Thanks for dropping by!!