Therapeutic Shoes (for Diabetes)

TRICARE covers inserts and custom molded or extra-depth shoes for people with diabetes.

Shoe and insert coverage is limited to one of the following within a calendar year:

  1. One pair of custom molded shoes (including inserts that come with the shoes) and two pairs of multidensity inserts, or
  2. One pair of extra-depth shoes (not including inserts that come with the shoes) and three pairs of multidensity inserts.
  3. You can substitute one of your inserts to modify your custom molded or extra-depth shoes. The most common modifications are:
    • Rigid rocker bottoms
    • Roller bottoms
    • Metatarsal bars
    • Wedges
    • Offset heels

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022