Correct Toes is a game-changing foot health tool that can help you achieve optimal foot health in a number of ways and stands above all other toe spacer options on the market today in terms of quality, comfort, and effectiveness. If you haven’t used Correct Toes or other toe spacing devices before, you might be wondering what you will feel or notice once you start using the device. For some, having material occupying the toe interspaces can feel unusual at first, but this sensation quickly dissipates. Indeed, most people quickly adapt to the sensation of the spacers, which come to feel comfortable, as does the natural toe splay they enable.
From a functional standpoint, one of the first things you might notice when using Correct Toes is a general feeling of “stability” while standing, walking, running, or hiking with the device in place. You may also, perhaps, notice more “power” in the push-off phase of walking or running gait. This is, in some ways, comparable to swimming with flippers; with a wider base of support for your body, there is more water displacement and propulsive force with flippers on, and the same effect exists when moving over land, too, when wearing Correct Toes. It’s possible, as well, that some people who are starting in with the device may experience some degree of relief from pre-existing ankle, knee, hip, and lower back discomfort. And some may even notice a bit more mobility in their metatarsophalangeal joints.
In the early stages of Correct Toes use, your feet may also feel like they’ve undergone a good workout, especially after wearing the device for longer periods. Your feet shouldn’t be painful in any way (pain or discomfort is an indication that there may be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed by a qualified healthcare practitioner), but it’s not unusual for feet to feel a little fatigued—the same kind of fatigue you might feel after a weightlifting session at the gym. Spreading your toes and then imparting force through them works your feet in a different way than what they are used to, especially if your feet have been confined to conventional footwear, with its many injurious design elements, for decades.
Many people who use Correct Toes also notice the sensation of increased foot strength fairly quickly after adopting the device. Getting the toes spread back out, to the position that nature intended, is an important and effective way to help build or recover optimal foot strength and resiliency, as this splayed-toe configuration works all the foot muscles—both the ones within the foot and the ones in the lower leg that act on the foot—to a greater degree. Using Correct Toes helps “awaken” foot or lower leg muscles that may have been underused (and underworked) for decades. Doing so also starts to loosen or stretch muscles, tendons, and ligaments that have been too tight and constricting for years or decades.
Other changes that you might feel or notice over time (usually months to years) with Correct Toes use include the following:
- A more pronounced or defined main foot arch
- An unfurling and straightening out of any toes that are curled up
- An increase in overall foot length and, ultimately, a corresponding need to size up a half-size, full-size, or more in your footwear
- Enhanced foot and toe circulation and an accompanying increase in foot and toe warmth (an effect most noticeable in those who have chronically cold feet and toes)
- An increased sensation or awareness of foot and toe positions, which leads to decreased tolerance of too-narrow footwear. In other words, the deforming effects of conventional footwear begin to feel more obvious, uncomfortable, and undesirable.
- The appearance of some daylight between your toes. This is true for almost all sets of feet, even those with overlapping toes or significantly bent or deviated big toes. Most people notice a little space appearing between the toes within the first year of use, with additional gains in toe spacing occurring over the subsequent months and years, as long as the device is used on a consistent basis. This is particularly true for those who use Correct Toes in a weight-bearing situation, such as when standing, walking, running, jumping, etc.
For most people who use Correct Toes, the device simply becomes an extension of the body, a comfortable and unobtrusive aid that helps rehabilitate the feet and restore optimal foot health. Correct Toes comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out, risk-free, to see if you too experience the positive changes in foot structure and function mentioned above. If you have any other questions about the device, feel free to peruse the extensive educational resources on our site, sign up for our free 12-part Correct Toes e-course, or reach out to us for more info.