I have had bunions for many years. They have never bothered me until about 3 months ago. My big toe started to move inward and my second toe then rubbed a callous type place on both toes. It was so painful and the only thing that has brought relief has been Zen Toes. They are so soft yet provide a cushion and proper separation of the two toes. I think it’s acrually helping my knees by correcting how and where I land on my foot.
My hips and lower back hurt constantly, because I naturally walk on my toes. I received these this morning, and immediately started using them. I only gave 4 stars for comfort because it feels a little awkward having a pad under the balls of your feet, and the toe ring is pretty large, so it kind of bunches up, and allows the pad to slide a bit. I'm thinking about sizing them right where I need them to be, with a pair of cuticle scissors and a tiny bit of glue. I've been using them since they came, and although there might be a slight difference in my hip pain, I cannot say for aure if they are the reason, yet. I do want to say, that there IS a difference in my legs, mainly the backs of my thighs, and calves, as well as my feet. I will update my review after a while to let you guys know if the pain keeps getting better, or not, with daily use. I will also rate how well they hold up at that time. All in all, so far, so good. Also the gel heel pads, that I didn't even know were included, are adhesive, and really comfortable without being too thick.
While an athlete in college I developed turf toe, an injury to the joint of the big toe. Over the years this also resulted in a bunion on one foot that has become ncreasingly painful as of late. But I can honestly say that since buying these toe separators I have had zero bunion pain. Sirez the bunion still exists, but the pain from it has subsided. Hard to believe a squishy little toe separator would do this, but I'm glad it has! Highly recommended.
I bought these for my husband. He’s on his feet all day with our three small children and then all night as a bartender. He was skeptical and laughed at me when I gave them to him. They took a bit of getting used to, but he reported after night one that they were great. He voluntarily wore them every night after that. He said they give him comfort he didn’t even know he was missing, which is pretty high praise from him! I’m waiting to see how they hold up to his heavy use, but so far, it’s been a great buy!!
When I wrote my first four star review on the hammertoe protectors, I had only worn them once. I did not realize the importance of making sure the rings over the toes had to be tight against the foot. Since then I have only had great experiences using them. There are nights I even forget to remove them when I go to bed. Great, comfortable product that fits so well you don’t notice you’re wearing them even wearing shoes.
They are a little difficult to get in, mostly the smaller toes because I am older & have trouble getting down to my toes. But they are definitely worth the effort. I have bunions on both feet. The big toe turning in cramps all the toes & when I wear socks all day my toes are really bound together by night. I put them in & watch tv for an hour to get them relaxed before bed. I don’t think wearing them to bed would be a good idea. An hour seems to be plenty. I cannot walk with them on. They are so thick on the bottom it hurts to stand. So I have to make sure I have what I need & am settled for an hour. I have been very pleased!
AMAZING! I noticed the price and thought why? But I had tried jury-rigging for many months with only so-so results so I took the plunge. Oh my stars I look forward to wearing these! These are soft and shaped well - easy to walk around the house. They feel good while wearing them, but more importantly, they help me remember to stretch my toes throughout the day. All of this leads to the best part: my heels don't hurt all the time; sure in the morning or if I've been sitting for an extended time. But, I'm so grateful for some relief! These are worth every penny!
I've had a bunion on my left foot for years and it never bothered me until about a week ago when I noticed that my big toe was really crossing over my second toe and becoming really painful walking. I remembered seeing these things when I was looking for a metatarsal support pad and decided to come back and order these. Bottom line: I took them out of the package, put it on and pain was instantly gone. Never know I have them on. I am a size 11 shoe and they work great. You will be really pleased with the relief.
This gel pad really provides softness for the ball of a foot with a neuroma. Mine is quite swollen so it feels like I'm walking with something like a lump in ball of my shoe. I haven't been able to wear my normal 1.5" heels even though they aren't very high. The toe loop on this pad helps to keep the soft gel pad in place although it can slip around in looser shoes. It doesn't bother me at all. I also ordered this brand's style that goes around the whole foot and it stays in place better. But you see it in sandal style shoes so I'm using both versions depending on what shoes I'm wearing. I compared these gel pads to Walkize pads, but those weren't nearly soft enough. I also had a hard time palcing the Walkize pads so that their ridge didn't bother my toes. These pads are easy to wash, easy to wear, and you dont' have to worry about adhesive. They provide real relief from the pain of neuromas! I'm hoping if I wear them for a few months, the inflamed nerve will go down so I won't have to wear them forever. I may be back to review them further in 6 months or so!
These work very well @ keeping my toes separated. I haven't ripped one yet but I think u should treat them carefully. Don't go stretching them more then u have to to put on and take off. I dont wear to bed because they do "grip" the bed linens and could stretch to the breaking point. I know when I wear these out I will buy them again. I might buy more now so I have them in stock. Im hoping to get at least a year out of each pair but like I said these r worth alot because they stop my toes from crossing and prevents pain while walking.
I am flat footed and a long walk or a hike causes my feet hurt severely. But I guess not anymore. Love these pads! I don't feel as sore when I am wearing these. I was concerned that the band around my toe would be uncomfortable but I barely feel any pressure. Best thing, they are not bulky and will be good with any type of shoes - sneakers, flats or high heels. It makes all shoes a bit more comfortable. I would strongly recommend this product.
I liked that these weren’t just pads, that they had a toe ring attachment to ensure that they stay in place! Been wearing these and have to say that they’re keeping my feet happy! Be weary that it does cause your foot pads to be thicker, so your shoes may become a bit tight.After wearing these for a couple weeks, they've helped with long walks and also with my shoes that are slightly bigger.Extra points that they came with a gel pad pair (without toe ring). You do have to wash these though, as they're of a different material than gel and does get dirtier quicker.
I've noticed bunions developing in the past month and the pain is becoming more intolerable. I put these on for the first time after wearing heels all day. My bunions were driving me crazy. Within just a few minutes of wearing them I knew I had found an answer. I was able to wear them in my tennis shoes during my workout with no issues. I don't want to take them off! While there is nothing sexy about how they look, there is also nothing sexy about a bunion. I'll choose to wear them and have happy feet.
They get a lot of things stuck to them so i recommend wearing them with socks on at all times, but other than that they completely releive my foot pain! (Healed incorrectly after a zip line incident...) Highly recommend!
These were for my daughter and her pointe shoes. She shattered her big toe at one point and it had to be pinned together so these with a bit of lambs wool really help her. She is happy with these so I am happy with them.
These substantially helped decrease my foot pain and helped get better bone alignment for problems related to flat feet. It took some getting used to but I can now use them several hours a day if I want. After a very short time, I felt the muscles in the arch of my foot "turn back on."Not a cure all however. If you have other foot issues, you must examine the problem carefully, but these helped a lot. Coupled with some different mobility exercises and focusing on stiff Achilles, IT band and hip flexors my foot pain is maybe 15% what it was after only several weeks.....but it takes time and effort.
These definitely deliver! But I wish that the top and bottom part was thinner. I cant really sleep in these because the gel gets stuck to the sheets :( However I wear them when I can and they no longer hurt. My hammer toes are straightening up, YAY! They are also perfect to use when applying nail polish. If I could sleep in them and the top and bottom were not as thick it would get 5 stars. But a well made and hygienic product.
I will wear these for a day or 2 and then my bunions won't ache for at least a month! Comfortable enough to wear with shoes but I usually wear them to bed so I don't even notice them being on and the relief is long lasting!
These are extremely soft. Silky soft rubber, that’s thin enough to fit within you shoe comfortably but has enough cushion/support to do what the product is intended for. The rubber is very stretchy, so it should fit all foot and toe sizes. Very easy to put on. The extra heel support was a pleasant surprise; they are clear with a bit of cushion in the middle (refer to photos). The only con is that the product has some power like residue on it that as you can see on the last photo, covered my fingers after touching them for a few minutes. I’m sure this can be remedied with a quick sink rinse and pat down though. Definitely excited to try them on a night out in town to see how well they hold up! Will update review once I do!
I love these toe cushions. I have a slight mallet/hammer toe and had pain in the ball of my foot behind the toes on just my left foot. These cushions have made that area pain free. Also, by mistake, I received 3 cushions for the right foot, and only 1 for my left foot. But the supplier sent me a whole new set free of charge. Very happy with the item and with the service.
For me the hammertoes are just beginning. The 2 worst are on my right foot middle toes. I am very young for my age, good health, no fm history so maybe this is from years of exercise. This product fits well and is comfortable. Did take me a minute to adjust to walking but feel it will keep toes inline. Hoping that may prevent more crippling.
After a friend visited and had some of these, I had to get them! They make my feet feel good after I'm done. I've found it's important to pull them as close to the web in your toes as possible. Haven't had any foot cramps since I started using them (knock on wood).