Caring For Your Toes, The Unsung Heroes.  The full toe box is the answer and having those extra-wide running shoes sure helps!

Caring For Your Toes, The Unsung Heroes.  The full toe box is the answer and having those extra-wide running shoes sure helps!

Despite being judged by their looks, your toes are the unsung heroes of keeping you active and mobile.

The fact is, our feet take a pounding each day.

The amount of force they are required to absorb and dissipate is far greater than your body weight.

Consider the excess stress that jamming your foot into a tight-fitting pair of–albeit great looking–high heels may cause.

Ill-fitting footwear, namely shoes with a tight toe box, puts your feet and toes in a less than ideal position for them to function properly.

The “toe box,” is the technical name for the part of a shoe that provides space and protection for the toes.

Ideally, it should provide space and protection from impact while allowing your toes to move comfortably.

For example, your toes provide balance and support when you walk.

In fact,  your toes maintain contact with the ground about 75% of the time.

They exert pressure in a manner similar to the metatarsal foot bones integral to the movement.

Toes are also vital in helping propel us forward while walking or running; They give that last bit of force to push forward.

Factoid: The 14 bones of the toes are among the smallest in the human body.

A shoe might fit lengthwise, but if it is tight around the toes, your feet won’t be able to keep their natural movement, which can lead to the problem.

Here are factors to consider when caring for your toes in regards to footwear and the toe box design:

Worst case outcomes of wearing shoes with an ill-fitting toe box

Shoes that cause toe cramping or mashing your toes together not only results in unattractive feet, but more importantly can lead to:

The best kind of toe box to look for – one that offers the extra depth, and is leather-reinforced, which makes the box “breathable.”

Toe boxes are not really box-shaped – the word “box” may be misleading because toe boxes come in a number of shapes and styles.

Podiatrists believe that oval or rounded boxes provide the best care because it allows for most breathing room.

Shoes that have unhealthy toe boxes  – those with pointed toes, often found in heels or some boots. This pointed style will prevent your toes from lying flat.

This can cause a condition knew as metatarsalgia: pain and inflammation in the metatarsal bones and in the ball of the foot.

Shoes like stilettos and ballet flats are stylish, but they have notoriously bad toe boxes.

Aid your toes with a wider toe box, and try to wear lower heels.

If you must wear high heels, look for styles with a platform underneath the toe box.

For shoes that are specifically designed and manufactured for healthy feet and comfort with style check out

Aside from completely avoiding heels, the key to keeping your feet healthy is to make sure you give your toes a break every so often with shoes that have roomy toe boxes.

Just received my 8th call this week seeking a 9E width for men and being that their 6E is just too tight.

The company that they have been getting there 6E has changed the style ( created a tighter fit) or drop the size altogether.

Go, and view the vast selection of 9E widths that we have to offer:

Here the latest testimonial that always makes me feel proud:

Here’s my first reply to her

“Yes, we ship to Canada, and I need (first) the measurement of your father length in inches and width by inches and go to and follow the video and fill out the form and email it to me.

Now go to and go to the first style of this page 728E ( I suggest this style) and this is perfect for any edema and will adjust to any swelling or ankle discomforted as well.

If he has significant swelling can you please measure the whole ball width ( a complete circle) and enter that information on the form.

Also, text me a picture of his left and right foot- especially if he has swelling (edema) in the instep or ankle.”


Pauline Brown Schlosser
Thank You so much! I am soo excited that I was able to find footwear for him…

I can’t get over the fantastic service. If I ever meet anyone in the same predicament as me, I will let them know about your company.


I need to talk to the men out there. Is your 6E hurting your feet?

I have received three calls this week stating that problem.

A few reasons, why our 9E program, has been an unbelievable success!!!!

Oh, a note: all 3 of those men love their new 9E width shoes!!

All so what is so important about those FREE 3 sets of inserts    

First, we are the only site on the internet that offers 3 sets FREE!!! 

Second, if your feet hurt on the bottom, it is because they lack of support and this is what these heat moldable customized inserts do for your feet.

More foundation and they mold to the plantar(bottom) of your foot and creates that maximum support, balance, and comfort.

The question I get is “what does this have to do with the working environment?”

Besides this being an interesting story and you as a reader to understand the need of proper length and width for your feet to be 100 percent comfortable.

The fewer distractions and the better health, in your life, the more output and outlook you’ll have towards life and especially towards work.

Meaning that you gain a better status in your working environment, and your total daily production is not at risk.

If your shoe is too large, too tight, too heavy (in weight), no support, wow what a comfort problem!!



Then you have an injured employee, and production is the guarantee to be at a lower rate!

Health is the number one priority for any person but especially a person who has diabetes or has foot conditions.

We also want to create the proper health for your feet, and this will occur by proper footwear and the correct inserts.

This following information, you’ll be reading, is what is needed to obtain this perfect health for your feet.

Now, if we can get you in the proper footwear!

Hopefully, you’ll allow these two items to be part of your lifestyle and what a significant change to your way of life.

These things will be working towards this success in keeping the disease out of your feet.

We, at, can show you the proper footwear and the need to have the proper inserts to maintain this diabetes out of your feet.

Footwear as to have fashion (that we have) but the shoe is to control upper support.

Then,  off-load any problems that you have at the top of your foot.

Now, if you have problems, on the bottom of your feet?

It is the job of the properly removable insert to correct these issues.

Everybody feels that it is the shoe that solves all the problems!

For a person with diabetes or an individual who has major foot problems and that is not true.

It takes two majors elements to off-loading, corrections:

Significant added support and develops combined circulation

Which needs to keep this disease out of your feet.

All diabetic shoes need not have inside seams to create irritation.

Number one item:

Proper shoes need to be a Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (that many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).

Number two:

Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Insert.

Beside excellent support, added off-loading advantages, develop a better balance for walking or running.

Then,  added two percent that raises the temperature of the bottom of your feet and produces combined circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.

What added pleasures and advantages in just one item.

Oh, yes these inserts are provided, by us, FREE when you purchase a pair of shoes – unbelievable!!!!


 Thank You, 

Ron Heinlein  | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 |

Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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