The best shoes for hammertoe give your body plenty of space to heal. Hammertoe is a deformity in the middle joint of your toe, which can be caused by wearing poorly fitting footwear. Mallet toe is similar but involves the joint closet to your toenail. The shape of your foot, certain diseases (like diabetes) and other factors can contribute to these deformities.
If the muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold your toe straight become unbalanced, you may see an abnormal bend in the joint. That joint will often push against narrow shoes, which can lead to painful corns or calluses.
Finding the right shoe for hammertoe starts with a generous toe box to avoid painful friction. The ample space also helps your body get back into realignment.
All of our shoes feature our patented KURUSOLE technology and built-in ULTIMATE INSOLES to ensure a comfortable fit for your entire foot, but our Gurus recommend these styles specifically for hammertoe relief.
"As the aging process kicked in, so did plantar fasciitis, hammer toe, tendonitis and Morton's neuromas. Visits to podiatrist and Cortisone. PT as well. I went through the usual shoes to no avail but stumbled onto Kuru. I've just ordered my third pair, so that should be a clue. The heel of the shoe is wonderful. Arch is great. Toe box is nice and wide. I showed them to my doctor and he had heard of them but never seen a pair. He took out the liner and examined the shoe. He was impressed! Shoes are very comfortable and look good too."