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Correct Toes - Why Should You Wear Them?

by Dr. Jason Barker August 20, 2019

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Correct Toes - Why Should You Wear Them?

Have you heard about Correct Toes? That they’re a great non-invasive way to relief foot pain and foot problems? They’re a durable silicon-based insert that slips in between  your toes to help align them to their natural state.

Correct Toes were invented by a podiatrist (foot doctor) and runner after researching exactly why our feet become misshapen by modern footwear.

Our feet become slowly maligned from modern footwear - shoes crunch the toes together (all in the name of fashion!) and end up causing them to be crowded in toward each other as time goes on.

Additionally, the heel on so many shoes has an effect of causing the toes to become bent upward.

As the toes become crowded and bent upward, this creates problems across the foot and even up into the ankle, knee, hip and low back.  The toes are naturally flat on the ground and spread out. Just look at a kid’s foot and you’ll see this - before they’ve worn shoes for 20 or so years!

As the anatomy of the foot changes over time, the muscles of the toes and feet begin functioning differently. This is what starts so many foot problems for people over time. Gait is altered, along with balance and then the issue can spread up through the leg.

The answers to this aren’t more corrective surgeries, expensive orthotics or pain relieving drugs - the answer lies in restoring the toes to their natural form and function.  Correct Toes were made to solve this exact problem.  Soft enough to wear alone or inside of a shoe, they gently spread the toes restoring their natural shape. 

When you wear Correct Toes, you’ll also need to wear them in a shoe with a wider toe box - fortunately, these shoes are easier to find these days as more consumers have demanded something other than the toe-pinching style of nearly every shoe! 

Additionally, look for a pair of shoes with as minimal a heel as possible. Remember, a heel lifts the back of the foot, and puts pressure more on the ball of the foot - where the toes originate.  This redistribution of pressure leads to the toes lifting up and being ‘taken out of the game’ so to speak - they can’t function the way they’re supposed to (providing balance and proper locomotion) in this position.

You can say goodbye to foot pain, heel pain, arch pain, bunions and hammer toes (with time) once you start using Correct Toes along with a wider toe box shoe.

Best Uses for Correct Toes:

  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammer toes
  • Bunions
  • Knee pain
  • Arch pain 

We recommend them for nearly everyone, but especially for anyone who’s on their feet a lot - whether its walking or running.  Correct Toes go great with Injinji toe socks and we also like to use metatarsal pads with them - they help support the ball of the foot and also bring the toes back to their natural state.

Give them a try - you’ll be amazed at how different your feet feel, how you walk and run, and you may even have less joint pain in your legs, hip and low back.

Dr. Jason Barker
Dr. Jason Barker


2 Responses

Jason Barker
Jason Barker

June 30, 2020

Hi William – Lems and Xero are good brands; and then every major running brand will have some wider toe box shoes as well; Brooks seem to fit the bill quite often as well.

William Nutter
William Nutter

June 30, 2020

Can you recommend a brand of shoes that this product works well with?

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