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What Are Correct Toes And How Do They Help?

Conventional shoes force our feet into unnatural positions that can cause deformities, like bunions and hammer toes. Further, they weaken the foot because the lack of space inside the shoe does not allow for the foot to do its job properly.

Designed by a podiatrist, Correct Toes are silicone toe spacers that help the foot adjust back to its natural alignment and restore functionality, reducing the effects of long term wear of tapered shoes.

Unless you’ve had a foot injury, you probably don’t spend your time thinking about the best way to prevent yourself from getting one. But once you’ve faced foot injuries or ailments, the need to cure and prevent becomes top priority. Correct Toes was created to reduce the likelihood of injury, strengthen the foot, and, over time, restore feet to their natural position.

What are Correct Toes?

Correct Toes are specifically designed spacers that go between each toe to keep them from overlapping or pressing against one another. They’re kind of like those foam toe spacers you get when you have a pedicure, but are designed to heal and be worn throughout the day.

Correct Toes can be worn barefoot, over toe socks, like Injinjis, or inside natural foot-shaped shoes (like Lems!), including during high intensity activities like running and hiking. 

Unsatisfied with the traditional remedies for foot problems, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist and elite distance runner, created Correct Toes after suffering from recurring running injuries and chronic foot pain. 

Rather than settle for simply managing the issue, he wanted to treat the root cause of the pain and injuries. Dr. McClanahan dedicated his time to researching, foot wear analysis, and studying the feet of athletes and came to the realization that natural toe splay is the key to foot health.

Made from durable and flexible medical-grade silicone, Correct Toes are naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic.

What is the benefit of wearing Correct Toes?

Conventional footwear tapers at the toe box and lifts the toes up. This design contorts our feet into unnatural positions, causing a number of foot problems. As a result, it also affects our balance and stability.

Correct Toes restores foot function and relieves foot pain by aligning the toes to their natural position.

How do they do this, exactly? Glad you asked!

Worn regularly, both during and outside of exercise, Correct Toes help guide the toes back to their natural alignment. This seemingly small change makes a huge difference for those with persistent foot problems.

With the toes back in natural alignment, you’ll start to notice:

  • Foot muscles strengthen
  • Restored balance
  • Natural arch support
  • More stability in the knees and ankles
  • Even weight distributed across the body
  • Foot pain reduced or eliminated
  • Improved circulation

Correct Toes can also help to eventually eliminate the need for arch support, orthotics, and unnecessary surgeries by strengthening the muscles within your foot and lower leg.


What kind of outcome can I expect from using Correct Toes?

In order for Correct Toes to work properly, the user must wear the right footwear. Flat, lightweight, flexible shoes with a wide toe box that allow the foot to splay are required. Luckily, all of the shoes we sell at Lems will do the trick.

Results vary among each user, but depending on age, usage, and physical fitness, some people experience instant relief with continued positive results over the course of months. For those with bunions, changes may take several months, or even years. Basically, Correct Toes are a lifelong investment in your foot health!

Like with switching over to natural foot-shaped shoes, you’ll want to introduce Correct Toes slowly. Start with 30-minute intervals, increasing by 30 minutes each consecutive day. Soreness and fatigue are common during the transition period.

Correct Toes come in a variety of sizes, ranging from x-small to large. You can find sizing information on the Correct Toes website, or talk to your podiatrist about fit.

You’d be surprised by the effectiveness when it comes to relieving foot pain and other problems after continued use of Correct Toes. And because they fit perfectly within the Lems Casual Sole Shoes and Boots, you can wear them all day, every day!

Ready for your feet to start feeling their absolute best? Great! Head over to Lems and grab yourself a pair of Correct Toes ASAP!

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