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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.



Update dated 30 July 2020

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner appropriate to the situation is now part of standard business policy. We would like to give you some basic information about the current situation:

DARCO is fully able to deliver. We have also not experienced any corona-related restrictions or bottlenecks in the past at DARCO. We rigorously monitor our supply chains and continuously evaluate our stocks.

Prudent personnel management is an important factor during these times. Allaying fears and motivating staff ensures an homogeneous team of committed employees. Through strict cost control measures and by reviewing upcoming projects, we could and can currently rule out corona-related redundancies. We also have not cancelled the new hires planned before the pandemic. Therefore, we already look forward to having another apprentice in September and have also expanded our marketing team.

DARCO is here for you during standard business hours with the complete internal sales and field service team. Hygiene concepts established by us enable safe and effective work. To date, there have also been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the entire hg DARCO Group.

Our in-house "Corona Task Force" keeps an eye on global developments regarding the virus and closely aligns itself with these. Appropriate measures are taken based on these findings. These directly impact both internal processes and our activities in the marketplace.

Of course, DARCO, like the entire industry, has to cope with a slump in sales. But, with a reliable team, we maintain a positive outlook for the future.

With this in mind - stay healthy!
Katja Eger on behalf of the entire Management Board



The right time to say THANK YOU

The start of DARCO's 35th anniversary year is marked by the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, we would like to take this opportunity to give a retrospective and a perspective on our projects together with our customers, business partners and friends. Above all we would like to express a THANK YOU for long-standing partnership and trust. We want to offer our customers the best possible support and problem solving, especially in these times. DARCO is keen to always support you with all the necessary things you expect from a reliable partner. Trust, delivery capability, reliable sales concepts, communication and news are paramount.

Stay healthy and well informed!

Here you can find the Anniversary Flyer (PDF)