Caring For Your Toes, The Unsung Heroes.  The full toe box is the answer and having those  narrow shoes for women sure helps!

Caring For Your Toes, The Unsung Heroes.  The full toe box is the answer and having those  narrow shoes for women 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 the 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.

We believe in Happy Healthy Feet and all our styles have those greatly raised toe boxes in Men’s and Women’s styling.

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

Intake of proper food creates better weight control and helps control diabetes.

We want to create the appropriate healthy for your feet, and all done with proper footwear and proper inserts.

The following information you’ll be reading is what is required to achieve that perfect health for your feet.

Please allow us to get you fitted with the proper footwear, and hopefully, with our help, you will be working your way toward success in keeping this disease out of your feet.

We, at “Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic,” know that proper footwear for you and the need to have the adequate inserts to keep diabetes out of your feet is essential.

Footwear should be fashionable (and we have that), but the ultimate purpose of the shoe is to control upper support and to off-load any problems that you have on the top of your foot.

If you are experiencing issues with the bottom of your feet, then it is the job of a proper, removable insert to correct them.

Many people believe that it is the shoe that solves all or most of the problems for people with diabetes or people with significant foot problems, but that is not always the case.

Off-loading requires three elements – corrections, added support, and needed circulation, to keep this disease out of your feet.

Shoes for diabetics should not have inside seams that create irritation.

First of all, the proper shoe needs to be an Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (which many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).

Secondly, Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Inserts are necessary.

Beside great support, the other advantages of added off-loading will help you develop better balance for walking or running, and the 2% increase in temperature of the bottom of your feet will aid in developing better circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.

Think of the added pleasures and advantages in just one item.

We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country.

We have the lengths and the hard-to-find widths.

And we’re proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes.”

Anyone who requires an adequately fitted width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain their foot without the foot hanging over the shoe.

What that means is that every width (in a higher percentage of our shoes) will be two times wider at the outsole of the shoe.

For example, if you require a 6 E width, we’ll have an 8 E bottom for the base of that width.

Therefore, no overhang of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.

Also, be sure to wear proper footwear and use inserts to keep this disease out of your feet.

Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic” will teach you the many advantages of proper footwear and why Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort shoes are the only way to ensure a successful fit and the comfort you want.

A comfort shoe is not always an Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoe.

And also, keep in mind that a comfort shoe often has very little midsection support.

The lack of midsection support allows the feet to move forward and laterally at the same time.

These combined movements will increase stress to your feet.

Please view all our styles by going to our site

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for people with diabetes and their need for properly-fitted footwear.

We can provide 15 different widths for Men and Ladies.  4 A (Slender for Ladies), 2 A (Narrow for Ladies), B (Narrow for Men and Medium for Ladies) D ( Medium for Men and Wide for Ladies) 2 E, 3 E, 4 E, 5 E, 6 E, 7 E, 9 E, 10 E, and 14 E in both men and women footwear.

Dtfootwear can help those who have difficulty finding “oversizes” – up to 15 in length for Women and up to 20 in length for Men.





We can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length for ladies in wider widths and 5 to 6 in Men-style in wider widths.






In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear, we are offering a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance, and stability every time you wear your shoes.




What does it mean, to dtfootwear, to have as many people in the world to have Healthy Happy Feet?

Well, here is one crucial concept that we believe in immensely:

To see as many people as possible have “HEALTH HAPPY FEET” forever all over the world.

I still own a Medical Company (DTF CO) that handles footwear for the diabetics coast to coast.

In 18 years, we have had the pleasure of working with over 1/2 million patients. How our,, the website was born by having the nurses (in over 850 facilities) asking for the same footwear and inserts for themself as well.

The nurses – styles, for ladies and styles, for men – heard and seen the smiles, the faces of happy clients, and the God Bless you, etc. all the time, and we have had a 98 percent satisfaction rating with our service and products.

Now, we are working on having one of the top footwear lines on the internet.

Dealing with widths, lengths, sizing, fitting, major support issues, up to 3 sets of Heat Customized Moldable Over the counter Inserts and the only website that will give up to 3 sets of these inserts FREE.

This video explains our reasons for Healthy Happy Feet as well




Thank you,

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

I have been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world. Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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