Shear Comfort Heel Protectors

Shear Comfort Heel Protectors shield the skin on the heels and ankles in this at-risk area, and provide protection for existing damaged skin.



Shear Comfort Heel Protectors

Shear Comfort Heel Protectors offer complete protection for the heels. The wool layer wraps around the heel and ankle, leaving the rest of the foot free to move. Seams are positioned on the exterior of the protector to relieve the skin from areas of high pressure. Velcro straps give plenty of room for adjustment. One size fits all.

Shear Comfort XD1900 Sheep’s Wool

These Heel Protectors are fabric-backed with medical sheep’s wool called XD1900, unique to Shear Comfort with 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.’  Natural wool is used, and treated to ensure it can be repeatedly washed up to 80°C. Plus, because Heel Protectors have no leather backing, it can be washed with normal household detergent.

All Shear Comfort products are machine washable, and guaranteed against deterioration for up to 50 washes. Heel Protectors are sold in pairs.

Shear Comfort Heel Protectors
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Which size is best?

The measurement to work from is the ’45 degree’ angle from the back of the heel around the foot to the crease between the foot and the lower leg and back again. Measuring this circumference in cm and use the following information to work out which is best.
  • Small: 31 - 37cm
  • Medium: 38 - 44cm
  • Large: 45 - 51 cm

Washing Instructions

  • Shear Comfort is as easy to care for as your regular clothes
    • All Shear Comfort sheepskins have the ability to be washed at 80° C, effectively killing bacteria without shrinkage. Our sheepskins are warrantied against being washed 50 times at this temperature without any detrimental effects to the item.
  • Drying instructions
    • Shear Comfort products may be tumble-dried warm, without exceeding 60° C
    • To air-dry Shear Comfort overlays, hang fleece-side down and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
    • To air-dry Shear Comfort footwear or targetted protectors, release all fastenings and place fleece-side down on a drying rack and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Specific Washing instructions
    • As our Shear Comfort Original items are backed with natural sheepskin, they require a slightly different washing technique from the XD1900, which is backed with fabric.
    • Please follow the washing instructions for your chosen item.
  • Shear Comfort Natural Sheepskin
    • It is recommended that Shear Comfort natural sheepskin items are washed with the Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo with conditioner, which contains antibacterial tea tree oil and is effective against dust mites. If an alternative is used, it must be a non-ionic liquid detergent which has no enzymes, phosphates, peroxides, alkali or bleach.
  • Domestic washing instructions
    • On a gentle cycle, wash your Shear Comfort product with approximately 20ml of Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent. Water must not exceed 80°C.
  • Industrial Washing instructions
    • Wash on a gentle cycle wash for approximately 10 minutes in hot water up to 60°C using Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent.
    • Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in warm water at approximately 35°C
    • Wash on gentle cycle without detergent for approximately 8 minutes in water up to 80°C for thermal disinfection.
    • Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in cool water.

Shear Comfort XD1900

    • Shear Comfort XD1900 does not require special shampoo, and can be washed with normal household detergent up to a temperature of 80°C, although you can use Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo to condition the wool and utilise the fungicidal and mitricidal properties of the shampoo.
    • XD1900 products can be laundered in the same way as Shear Comfort Natural sheepskins.