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Correct Toes Q&A

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

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Comments
July 22, 2015
Kate

Please describe how to use velcro straps looped through the cavities in Correct Toes. Thank you!

August 11, 2015
Natural Footgear

Hello, Kate,

Thank you for your posted inquiry. We are happy to send you a personal email with detailed photos of how to make use of this clever technique to help your Correct Toes fit optimally, and we will do that presently. Thank you again for writing!

All best,
Sarah K. Schuetz

December 14, 2016
Alberto

Hi,

I’m also interested in how to use velcro straps to keep the spacers in place. Could you give me some info about this, please? Thank you!

December 14, 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Alberto,

Thank you for your question. Please check out the link below to view an image of the velcro loop technique:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0735/7693/files/DSC0634.JPG?9572842378345176190

Cheers!
Marty Hughes, DC

March 02, 2018
Angel

Would it be okay to wear toe separators in shoes during the day?

March 02, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Angel,

Thank you for your question. In our experience, we’ve found that wearing Correct Toes inside shoes with a sufficiently wide toe box in a weight-bearing situation (e.g., standing, walking, running) yields the greatest corrective effect on the toes. So, wearing the spacers inside appropriately wide toe box footwear throughout the day is a great goal for anyone looking to truly rehabilitate their feet and toes.

It’s important to start in gradually, though, slowly building up wear-time with the spacers and wide toe box footwear to allow the body time to adapt. Consider starting with 30 minutes the first few days and then building up wear-time to tolerance as the days and weeks go on.

I hope this information is helpful for you. If you have further questions, please do let us know!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

March 04, 2018
Louise

I am interested in your product because it can be worn at night or in shoes. Please explain where I can get velcro straps that don’t irritate my toes. I didn’t see velcro straps in your product description.

March 04, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Louise,

Thank you for your question. Velcro straps, of the kind that are seen in this image (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0735/7693/files/DSC0634.JPG?9572842378345176190), can be found at home improvement stores such as Lowe’s or even at certain art supply stores.

I hope this information has been helpful for you. Please let us know if you have further questions or concerns!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

February 22, 2021
Wayne

The angle between my big toe and little toe is less boxy than the Correct Toes. Can Correct Toes toe spacers be heated up and reshaped? Thanks.

February 22, 2021
Natural Footgear

Hi, Wayne,

Thank you for your question. Though Correct Toes is highly customizable, we wouldn’t recommend heating up the device in an attempt to reshape it. Better to try one (or more) of the many possible modifications you can make to fit the spacers to your unique toes:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/educational-articles/how-to-customize-correct-toes

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!

All the best,
Marty Hughes, DC

February 22, 2021
Mary Rook

Can Correct Toes be worn with orthotics? Thank you.

February 22, 2021
Natural Footgear

Hi, Mary,

Thank you for posting your question! We have put together a short article that discusses this very topic, and I recommend that you give it a look to learn more about Correct Toes and orthotics:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/educational-articles/correct-toes-orthotics

Please let us know if you have any further questions about the interplay between toe spacers and orthotics.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

February 22, 2021
Adam

Can the toe spacers/correctors be used and worn comfortably with popular athletic shoes that have a wide enough toe box, such as Nike, New Balance, Asics, etc.?

February 22, 2021
Natural Footgear

Great question, Adam! Thank you for posting it. Most popular athletic shoes will not be able to accommodate Correct Toes, and trying to use the device inside any shoe with a tapering toe box would be counterproductive from a foot health and function standpoint. To know for sure if a given shoe will comfortably accommodate the spacers (and your foot, for that matter!), we recommend that you perform the Shoe Liner Test:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/educational-articles/shoe-liner-test-pronation-explained

Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

All the best,
Marty Hughes, DC

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