In order to walk and also run in shoes with CorrectToes™, the toes and the entire forefoot area must have enough space in the shoe.
You can easily determine whether your shoe is suitable for this: take an inner sole of the shoe out of the shoe and stand on it with CorrectToes™ on.
If parts of your foot protrude beyond the inner sole, the shoes and the space in them are not sufficient.
CorrectToes™ were designed in such a way that, unlike almost all other toe spreaders, they can be worn in shoes or barefoot - and not just, like "classic hallux valgus splints", overnight.
Because only in motion is it possible to train the retaining apparatus in their feet with the help of the CorrectToes™ in such a way that this change can actually become permanent.
Of course, there is no harm in wearing the CorrectToes™ overnight, some users find it pleasant and restful (but others do not - just try it out).
The most important prerequisite for starting the path to healthy feet is to stop wearing conventional shoes and to wear shoes that allow and support the natural function of the feet ("barefoot shoes").
Wearing CorrectToes™ in these shoes every day and additionally supporting and strengthening the feet with special exercises ("Toega") creates good conditions for the path to naturally functioning feet and toes.
Of course, the long-term goal is to strengthen and align the feet to such an extent that CorrectToes™ are no longer needed.
How long this takes depends on the individual.
CorrectToes™ not only spread the toes, they also influence each individual toe and its anatomical position to each other and to the ground through their structure. As a result, you align your feet as if you were walking predominantly barefoot.
CorrectToes™ were developed in the USA by Dr. Ray McClanahan, an orthopaedic surgeon ("podiatrist") specialising in foot health, who himself suffered from foot problems for many years.
CorrectToes™ are made from medical grade silicone, making them antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, long lasting and extremely flexible.
Yes! If you have modified CorrectToes™ according to the instruction manual, the one month return period still applies.
If you are in doubt about how to make the correct modification, please contact us.
Patients with chronic foot conditions are often prescribed orthopaedic insoles. This can be relieving in the short term, but many people wear the supports permanently, which can be detrimental to the strength and health of the foot.
CorrectToes™ work differently:
The foot can be trained and thus strengthened by gradually restoring it to its original shape.
It is important that the foot has enough freedom of movement and is not hindered by - mostly rigid - insoles.
Therefore, wearing insoles at the same time as CorrectToes™ is explicitly not recommended.
If you suffer from diabetes, circulatory problems or sensory disturbances in the feet (neuropathy), you should not wear CorrectToes™.
If you are unsure, be sure to consult your doctor.