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Natural Foot Posture

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

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April 16 2015
Barbara Keller

I need to purchase a shoe with a large toe box. What would you suggest? I have a shoe ordered and I am just waiting to get the money to make the purchase. Can you somehow inform me if this shoe will help with my hammertoes, overlapping toes, and bunions? I purchased a pair of your toe braces, but due to much toe surgery and pain I overly altered the braces and I need to order a second set, but once again, money is holding me back. I went through several “repair operations” and all that occured was more damage.

April 16 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Barbara,

Thank you for your comments. All of the shoes we sell offer a wide toe box, and because they are widest at the ends of the toes, they provide space to promote proper toe splay and flexion. In our experience, having this space is usually helpful with the problems you mentioned. Hammertoes, overlapping toes, and bunions are often caused by wearing constricting footwear, so by simply providing space and allowing the foot to function like a bare foot inside the shoe, many find relief. You can find more information on these specific problems here:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/tagged/conditions

We’re sorry to hear that the toe spacers were irreparably damaged. Were you able to use the toe spacers at all, or were they broken before you were able to use them? If you weren’t able to use them, please send us an email at admin@naturalfootgear.com, and we’ll work on getting you a replacement pair. Correct Toes are very beneficial in restoring proper alignment, and if possible, we’d like to help you modify them in a way that allows you to experience the benefits.

If we can answer any other questions for you, just send them our way!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

April 16 2015
Patricia Stones

Hello Natural Footgear. Maybe you can assist me. I do exercises at a leisure centre, and I also have Taylor’s bunions. Could you recommend wide toe box footwear? I always feel side foot pressure and would like that extra bit of room, especially at base of the little toe. Wearing the next size up is not the answer, as you would know. The Adidas “Boost shoe” has a nylon upper which is flexible and soft and somewhat ok, although there must be something better out there in a fitness shoe. Thanks!

April 16 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Pat,

Thank you for your comments. All of the shoes we sell have very wide toe boxes to provide ample space for toe splay and flexion. If you’re looking for an athletic shoe, please check out the following page for a variety of options: www.naturalfootgear.com/collections/womens-shoes. We’ve found that Altra and Be Real Shoes in particular make for excellent foot-healthy athletic footwear. Both brands have a flat (i.e., zero drop) sole and an exceptionally wide toe box that’s widest at the ends of the toes.

If you have further questions or concerns, please do send them our way!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

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