Diabetic shoes can benefit you in many ways. Diabetic footwear should help to relieve these high-pressure areas and therefore reduce the occurrence of skin breakdown and ulcers. They help to reduce the overall amount of vertical pressure on the bottom of the foot and the horizontal movement of the foot. Limiting the motion of certain joints in the foot can often decrease inflammation, relieve pain, and result in a more stable and functional foot. Also diabetic shoes can help accommodate, stabilize and support deformities.