Men's Shoes for Hammer Toes
Features and Benefits of Men's Shoes for Hammer Toes
Men’s hammer toe shoes should feature a low or flat heel and plenty of room in the toe box. The abnormal bend of a hammer toe may cause your foot to take up more space inside of a shoe, and this can also cause rubbing and friction that can lead to pain and abrasions. More space in the toe box not only spares your feet this pressure, but also helps your body heal and recover from this common foot deformity.
The best men’s walking shoes for hammer toe will also include ample arch support and plenty of cushion. 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 Men
Hammer toe is much more common among people who have bad circulation, such as diabetics. If you suffer from bunions or other ball of foot issues, you are also at a greater risk for hammer toe. Hammer toe generally begins small and gets worse over time, and if you are wearing tight shoes that only speeds up the decline.
Increased pressure on your toes is another major risk factor for hammer toe, so dancers and other athletes are at a greater risk. As are people who do activities with tight footwear, like skiing.
Effective Ways To Reduce and Treat Hammer Toes
Extreme cases of hammer toe may require a doctor’s help or even surgery to correct, but if caught early most cases of hammer toe can be treated with stretching, exercise and the proper footwear.
Step one for treating hammer toe is to ditch the tight, narrow restrictive shoes. Choose shoes like KURUs that feature wide toe boxes, extra cushion and ample arch support. Regular stretching routines can help unbend affected toes, while strengthening the muscles and ligaments around them to reduce the likelihood of a hammer toe recurring. Exercise similarly helps strengthen your feet, while also boosting circulation.