The Tall Slipper Boot™ is designed to provide protection to the calves and feet of people with delicate skin.
For use indoors, in bed, or in an inclined chair.
The Tall Slipper Boot™ is ideal for providing the necessary protection to skin integrity for the calves, feet, and heels.
Generous hook and loop fastenings along the entire boot ensures it can comfortably accommodate most legs or feet, regardless of swelling, and can be readily adjusted as required. The boot can be used in conjunction with compression bandages or support hosiery. Sold in pairs.
Superior Pressure Redistribution
Shear comfort XD1900 is a fabric-backed medical sheepskin, unique to Shear Comfort. XD1900 has a fibre density higher than even the very best natural sheepskins - which gives it superior pressure redistribution properties. This is achieved by weaving natural wool to a fabric backing, and is not to be confused with artificial sheepskins created from synthetic ‘wool.’
Moisture build up next to the skin can lead to maceration of the skin at the surface, affecting the properties of the skin. Wool is hydrophilic, meaning that it takes up or wicks away moisture from the skin. Wool can hold up to a third of its weight of water vapour before ‘feeling’ wet, and therefore helps to protect against maceration, and leads to greater comfort.
Friction and Shear Reduction
The outermost layer of protein on a fibre of wool makes it very smooth – making it easy for the fibres to move against each another and accommodate movement. This means that your skin moves across the surface with less resistance, keeping the shear and friction forces to a minimum. These forces can be a contributing factor towards a feeling of discomfort when seated or lying down.