I really am impressed with this product! I’ve had my eyes on them all year & finally decided to purchase them. I just wanted them for the aligning aspect as I do not have many feet issues. They are uncomfortable at first, but I’ve read this is simply because your feet actually need the stretching!My only advice is, if you have pinky toe issues with it being crooked, you may want to make sure the gem part is pulled up and not closer to the web, this ensures that it’s stretching the pinky toe and not just letting it bend inward!
After the first use I could feel relief from the pain in my toes. The pain had been so bad it kept me up at night and my toes were so stiff I could not move them. Now after a week of use I have worked up to wearing these toes for 35 minutes at a time and my toes move easily and I am able to rest. I do feel some improvement in my plantar fasciitis pain as well. I would recommend the Gems model to those with wide feet because I am able easily put them on. I am so glad I tried these!!
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.
Love these. I only wear them when I workout, as thats when I would notice my bunions hurting the most. These are very soft and you get used to them quickly. Been using them for months and now it actually feels more strange if I wear my running shoes without them. Very helpful for my pain.
i’ve had these caps for over a year (please note that i only train on pointe for about an hour once a week or so) and they are still holding up very well. they are my absolute favorite toe caps, and they help me a lot from sinking into my shoe (which was a big problem with my very narrow feet). they can get a little bit sweaty, but i really have no complaints with these :)
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!
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.
Great construction, thick pad over the bunion really helps eliminate contact pain.These are a little thicker than others I've used, but with my extra wide running shoes, no problem! Very comfortable. I'm really happy with the construction, as I've had others like these fall apart.
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.
I got these because, though I don’t have a bunion, I have big toe pain and limited motion from an injury and wanted something small I could wear inside shoes to help relieve the strain. They’re comfortable and the small profile is good for fitting inside shoes but as some other reviews have said, the separator could be a little thicker- it doesn’t quite straighten out my toe but it’s a start.
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!
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!
It's been two days, and I have seen a difference in the look and feel of my inflamed joint!! Looks so much smaller and feels pretty normal!!!Would definitely recommend, especially before they get too big and painful!!!
These do separate my big toe and second toe, as I have bad bunions and crooked toes. They weren't meant to heal or correct a crooked bunion toe. They do prevent chafing and soreness between big toe and second toe---a reason why I purchased them. They can be worn barefoot and in shoes and socks. I would recommend giving the toe separator a good rinse daily to keep it clean, since the soft plasticky material attracts dirt and lint.
I am trying to do everything I can to keep my Tailor's Bunions (aka bunionettes, lateral MTP joint deformity) from requiring surgery. It hasn't progressed to that point yet, but the symptoms are definitely prominent: pain/sensitivity of the pinkie toe, soreness/achiness of the foot. So aside from replacing all of my shoes, I decided to use these toe separators.They are pretty awesome. It looks kind of funny but after a day on my feet, I deck my toes out with these and put my feet up for about 30 min. It feels like a new foot afterwards! Really helps my symptoms. Not sure if these should be worn for longer periods of time (ie overnight, multiple hours, etc) given the constant skin contact could result in sores, but for 10-30 min, sometimes an hour, if it's tolerable, it makes my feet and toes feel better.Easy to wash (just water and mild soap), easy to put on, easy to remove. Nothing wrong with that in my book.
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.
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).
I was visiting my family & I bought them for my mother who is 82 & plays tennis 2 -3 times a week. She loves them. My brother, who has foot problems too & participates in ironman competition also ordered them & loves them...enemy my other brothers mother in law ordered them after she tried mine!! Great for all ages''''
You can not beat the simplicity and effectiveness for the price. As someone who has had problems with their feet I can attest to the benefits from better muscle activation and recovery from wearing a more collapsed shoe. They are also easy to wear, even for longer periods of time. They finally help with correct toe alignment and aide in use of wearing a minimalist shoe. Thanks for the great product.
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 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.