Off-loading Shoe



The DARCO OrthoWedge™ is clinically proven to reduce weight bearing pressure on the forefoot which promotes faster healing after surgery, trauma or when forefoot wounds or ulcerations are present.


Features and Benefits

  • Reduces forefoot pressure by as much as 57%!
  • Square-toe design acts as a bumper to protect the toes.
  • Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to reduce heel slippage and eliminate friction.
  • Removable forefoot closure eliminates buckle pressure.
  • Zoned outsole has an aggressive tread under the midfoot.
  • EVA insole features twice the padding of standard insoles and can be modified as needed.



  • Post Surgical healing
  • Forefoot trauma
  • Wounds or ulcerations present under metatarsal heads and toes.
  • Any situation that requires a pressure off-load of the forefoot.






Size Women’s Shoe Size Men’s Shoe Size Catalog Number
X-Small 4 - 7 - OQ0B
Small 7.5 - 10 6 - 8 OQ1B
Medium 10.5 - 13 8.5 - 10 OQ2B
Large 13 + 10.5 - 12 OQ3B
X-Large - 12.5 - 14 OQ4B


Compatible With

  • Body Armor® Toe Guard (BATGQ)
  • PegAssist™ Insole System (PQ)


How to Walk Properly with the DARCO OrthoWedge™ Video



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A Time Tested Option

Incidences of diabetes are at an all time high with the level of newly reported cases up a staggering 48% in the last 10 years*. In many cases, the resulting neuropathic limbs mean that diabetic ulcers on the feet are a distinct and very dangerous possibility. Since pressure and abrasion are the enemies of wound care, the OrthoWedge™ is designed to naturally reduce the number of steps taken by the patient while still allowing them to ambulate when necessary. The OrthoWedge™ has been tested under fire in both clinical and real world settings and continues to produce outstanding results. When forefoot off-loading is required to allow wounds/ulcerations under the metatarsal heads and toes to heal, nothing beats the OrthoWedge.

Need Targeted Off-Loading? Add a Peg-Assist™ Insole

When used alone, the OrthoWedge™ Healing Shoe reduces forefoot pressure by as much as 57% and peak pressure is reduced by as much as 75% under the Great Toe! But when combined with our innovative PQ Series Peg-Assist™ customizable insole you can achieve astounding localized pressure relief without the risk of edge abrasion or ring edema present in other off-loading methods.

The Peg-Assist™ insole’s PORON® Cushioning cover minimizes friction while the closed cell Platazote® layer absorbs shock and comfortably conforms to the foot.


* Baronski, Sharon & Ayello, Elizabeth A Wound Care Essentials

 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2008


PORON is a licensed trademark of Rogers Corporation.