Many common foot problems can be eliminated and prevented by allowing your feet to function naturally, with toes that are splayed, straight and strong.
If you look at a baby's foot, you'll notice his/her toes are splayed, strong, and flexible; and that the widest part of their foot is at the ends of the toes. Adult feet are intended to display these same qualities, and indeed, that's what we see in cultures where people don't wear constrictive shoes. Unshod or minimally-shod cultures also have a very low incidence of foot problems. In societies where people regularly wear closed-toes shoes, foot problems such as heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas are rampant.
SOM Footwear's natural foot shape/ roomy toe box allows all of our models to be compatible with Correct Toes.
Correct Toes are podiatrist-designed to place each toe in the correct anatomical position in relationship to each other and to the ground. The width can be customized with the use of shims in the first and fourth interspaces.
Examples of positive outcomes with the use of Dr. Ray’s Correct Toes:
1. Correction of: bunions, hallux limitus and rigidus, tailor’s bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, heel pain, plantar fasciosis, neuromas, capsulitis, lower leg pain, and runner’s knee. No surgery or medications required!
2. Better balance in athletes, Parkinson’s patients, and elderly.
3. Decreased injury rates in athletes, due to allowing the body to make better use of natural physiological adaptations that are hampered by current footwear available to athletes.
4. Increased performance in athletes (especially walkers and runners) by promoting foot positions that scientific studies have shown to have a 4 to 5% performance edge.
5. Improved strength and flexibility of the toes. This enhances proprioception, and subsequently the brain signals the body to move forward more naturally.
6. Less osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative arthritis), which currently plagues a majority of senior citizens, as well as a high percentage of the younger population.
Click here to download the Correct Toes owner's manual.