Wearing narrow, pointed toe shoes and open-toe sandals (with no support at the ankle) forces toes and metatarsal bones to curl up or move into unnatural positions, meaning the muscles are weakened and the joints deformed. Added to this is the sudden change in footwear in the summer which causes an increase in these problems during the hottest season.
In addition to this cause, genetics can also play a main role in the development of these problems, especially one’s step. There are also problems relating to ingrown toenails, post-operative issues and traumas.
Unfortunately, these movements and problems can be very painful, especially in one’s day-to-day activities because of friction and/or pressure from footwear which also causes friction between the toes themselves.
That’s why we offer a very wide range of toe separators and protectors to prevent these bothersome issues, enabling the use of narrow footwear, even with frequent cases of pain and irritation in the toes.
HERBI FEET helps you with toe alignment.