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Orthopaedic Devices an Shoes - Quality since 1985!
Information on the COVID-19-Situation − Update dated 5 November 2020
World Diabetes Day − We help you to get your foot wounds under control
NEW: Latest product innovation − Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe
Let's Talk − Get an insight view on our latest product launch!
Research & Product development − DARCO's fruitful cooperation with foot specialists
Training material − Product Video Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe


Update dated 5 November 2020

DARCO prepared itself early on for this phase of a drastically increasing infection rate in autumn / winter in Germany. Thus, the majority of office staff returned to their home office work without any organisational problems.

Nevertheless, we are fully available for you during business hours with a full team of office staff and the sales force. Hygiene concepts established by us enable safe and effective work. To date, there has also not been a single confirmed COVID-19 case at DARCO.

On site, a two-shift system of employees helps to ensure that all orders leave the company at the usual times and reach customers on time. In this way we can also guarantee acute care.

To date, we have not experienced any pandemic-related supply shortages or restrictions throughout the year. A very closely monitored inventory situation and a warehouse stock that was increased in spring as a precautionary measure allow us to continue to deliver.

As a cog in the health care system, we remain prudent, goal-oriented and act quickly and in a situation-specific manner to changes. DARCO has been your reliable partner in the past and will remain so in the future.

Stay well and optimistic!

Katja Eger and Katharina Feistl
DARCO Management



We bring together what belongs together

World Diabetes Day takes place on 14 November every year. This day was introduced to draw attention to the increasing incidence of diabetes mellitus.

Pressure sores and open ulcers on the foot are among the most common manifestations of diabetes and pose a major challenge in terms of healing and relief of the foot. With the DARCO patient brochure, you can involve patients in the treatment and support them in actively contributing to treatment success.

DARCO patient brochure:

"Diabetic? We help you to keep an eye on your feet"

Please ask us for the free patient brochure:
Telephone: +49 8807 9228 0 | Email:


Healing Shoe. Suitable for voluminous dressings. Arthritis, postoperative care


Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe - A problem solver for ulcerations and wounds

Woundcare or injuries in the lateral, dorsal or medial forefoot area are a great challenge for medical practitioners. Ulcerations occur quite frequently. With the Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe, physicians have more options available to them in the treatment of vulnerable feet.

The hook and loop straps can be freely placed where "hold is required" but "pressure is prohibited". For targeted relief, the number of hook and loop straps can be freely selected (0-1-2-3). Thus, the shoe can be adapted to the different indications and needs of each patient. Particularly for patients with large dressings where a conventional healing shoe with its closure system reaches its limits.

Are you interested to learn more about the new Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe?

Visit our website to know more about it.


Katja Eger, Vice President Sales and member of the Management Board


Talking about the new product launch Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe

Insights - from conception through to product launch. Katja Eger, Authorized Officer, VP Sales, tells of how DARCO ensures efficient implementation of professional expertise and proven DARCO quality in the new product development process.

"We listen to the market. And, in this case, the market approached us and expressed the desire for a healing shoe that allows more freedom during treatment than many pre-existing commercial products. After analysing the requirements, we took the first development steps..."

Read the full interview here



Statement of the expert

"A shoe that gives me the freedom and flexibility I need in treatment." Together with Lian Stoeldraaijers, Podiatrist and Chair of the Dutch Association of Diabetes Podiatrists, DARCO developed the Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe.

To Lian it was very important to have some shoe characteristics that no competitor product has.

Read the original statement by Lian Stoeldraaijers about the Commodus Open®:

As a podiatrist specialized in diabetes, I treat different kind of DFS cases in my practice every day. The perfect shoe solution is always an issue. A lot of manual work and a good choice of shoes are a big part of the healing success.

I was always looking for a shoe that is as free as possible in the forefoot area and that can be adapted individually. In addition, a proper ankle strap with an easy handling is needed as well. With this idea, together with DARCO, I initiated the "Commodus Open®".

The advantages of the shoe are, of course, a very good sole and, above all, the individual Velcro straps, which I can attach as needed when taking care of dorsal, medial and lateral ulcers, so that no pressure is exerted on the affected areas. The enlarged medial and lateral heel counter gives enough support to keep the rearfoot stabile. The special ankle strap makes things easier with the combination of perfect usability and secureness. The option to fully open the shoe and have a very easy entry is perfect.

As a podiatrist, this shoe gives me the freedom and flexibility I need to take good care for my patients.

Mrs. Lian Stoeldraaijers
Diabetes Podiatrist and President Dutch Association of Diabetes Podiatrists / Valkenswaard, North Brabant Province, Netherlands



Product Video Commodus Open® Open Healing Shoe

We are pleased to present a new Product Video. The handling of the device is demonstrated using practical step-by-step instructions. The features of the new open healing shoe and individual customization options thanks to multiple hook and loop straps are explained in this 3D video.

Enjoy watching this video.