Women's Shoes for Hammer Toes
Features and Benefits of Women's Shoes for Hammer Toes
Women’s hammer toe shoes should feature a low or flat heel, and plenty of room in the toe box—so steer clear of high heels. The bend in a hammer toe can cause your foot to take up more space inside of a shoe, which leads to rubbing and friction that can cause pain and abrasions. More space in the toe box not only spares your feet from this pressure, but also helps your body heal and recover from this common foot deformity.
You’ll also want ample arch support and plenty of cushion, like you get with KURUs. Proper cushion and support can relieve pressure and guide you back to a more natural gait, all of which can help alleviate hammer toe issues. Show Less
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Understanding “FIT” notes:
ALL KURU shoes are sold in US sizing. IF the “FIT” note says “1/2 size small”, you should purchase a 1/2 size larger than your normal size (e.g if wear an 8, purchase an 8.5). If the note says “1/2 size big," then purchase a 1/2 size smaller than your normal size.
Common Causes of Hammer Toes in Women
Hammer toe is more common among women, largely because of high heeled shoes. But any shoe that is tight and narrow, or that puts extra strain on your toe muscles, can cause hammer toe. Ski boots are another common culprit.
Other major risk factors for hammer toe include circulation problems, such as from diabetes. And if you have other toe or ball of foot issues like bunions, you’re more likely to develop hammer toe as well.
Effective Ways To Reduce and Treat Hammer Toes
The longer a hammer toe goes untreated the more difficult to fix it becomes, and extreme cases may require a doctor’s help or even surgery. Fortunately, hammer toes tend to respond well to at-home treatments if you catch them early.
Step one for treating hammer toe: ditch the high heels and other tight shoes! Choose shoes like KURUs that feature wide toe boxes, extra cushion and ample arch support. Regular stretching can also help unbend affected toes and guide them back into a more normal place. Other stretches and exercises can help strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the toe to reduce the likelihood of a hammer toe recurring.