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Crooked & Overlapping Toes: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


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March 02, 2018
Adam Taylor

I have a crooked toe, and when I wear my Correct Toes, the numbness in the tip goes away instantly. I just bought some Lems to go with them. My question is about fit. My toes don’t touch at the end, but when I wear my Correct Toes with these leather Boulder Boots, they touch on the sides a little. Do I need a bigger size, or should I just wait for the leather to soften?

March 02, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Adam,

Thank you for your comment. We’re happy to hear that you’ve found Correct Toes to be helpful!

The Shoe Liner Test is the best way to determine if your boots are offering adequate space for your toes (with Correct Toes on). You can see a demonstration of the Shoe Liner Test in this video:

In our experience, we’ve found that, for most people, the Boulder Boot offers adequate space for the toes, partly because of the already generous toe box, but also because of the relatively flexible upper that stretches a bit over time. You can also remove the included (optional) insole to help open up more space for your foot within the boot; this is how we recommend wearing the boots anyhow (to help enhance ground feel). If you still feel as though a larger size might be better for your feet, we’re happy to accommodate an exchange, as long as the boots are in their new and unblemished condition and we’re inside the 30-day returns and exchanges window.

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

Andrew Potter

February 22, 2021

Hi. Am I able to purchase any of your store items in the UK?

February 22, 2021
Natural Footgear

Hi, Debbie,

Thank you for your question. Our company is based in the US, and so we don’t have a UK-based option for you at this time. We do, however, ship to the UK on a regular basis, and we would be happy to mail any items from our store directly to you in the UK:

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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