I received these 4 days ago and started using it immediately. Previously I felt pain from the bunions and after a long day of wearing high heels. That was the reason I explore solutions. I also do not wait too long to have to undergo a bunion surgery.
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 toes are messed up after wearing improperly fitting dress shoes (totally my own stubborn fault). It isn’t bad enough for surgery, so after researching on my own I figured I’d carefully give these a shot. Monitor and be cognizant of hot your structures are changed while wearing these. If you’re mindful, they can definitely help correct your toes! I will wear the big ones to bed, and the small ones when I wear new, stiff shoes.As for comfort, the material is very soft and doesn’t cling to my feet too much. I get clammy from time-to-time but these don’t bother me when that happens. They do pick up lint, but a quick rinse under cool water helps.
My daughter complained she needed new pointe shoes 1 week before her Nutcracker performance....not enough time to break in new shoes, but her old ones were killing her. She has gel inserts, I bought her lamb's wool....still complaining. They got here very quickly and SHE LOVED THEM! They saved the day and made it possible for her to wear her pointe shoes comfortably even though the boxes of her pointe shoes had gone mushy. Very satisfied!
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!
works as expected made my little toe sore the first time i wore them. but I've have used them for a week now, every other day for a few hours, and they are helping my feet feel better and more stable on the ground along with toe strength.
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.
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!!!
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!
My Dad has been having a hard time with a severe bunion but doesn’t want to go through surgery. I saw someone singing the praises of these & decided to get a set for him. They made an instant difference! He can wear them in socks/shoes, he says he can’t even feel that it’s on, other than it’s comfortable. No irritation to his sensitive skin, no more blisters from his toes rubbing! His big toe doesn’t even touch his second toe when he takes these off at night. Thank you so much for helping my Dad!
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.
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!!
Y’all. I wish I would’ve taken a photo before I started this. I have been wearing them from 10-30min per afternoon/evening for ~7 days and I can tell a HUGE difference in the straightness of my toes. I can also see the space naturally left between my toes growing.It’s uncomfortable, but in a nice way, like a deep stretch. I’m so glad I bought them. I plan to do this for the next 30 days, so I took a photo this evening and hopefully it’ll improve even more.I initially bought them because my feet were sore/tense because my job requires me to be in a car 8-10hours a day with lots of stop & go traffic. It has given me relief.Oh, I would also recommend elevating your feet while using them after a long day.
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’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 :)
My bunions are bad. I had a surgeon tell me that he didn't want to operate on them because he believed surgery would not be beneficial and they would likely reform. So I've lived with them for several years but I live a fairly active life and have noticed that my balance isn't as good as it used to be and I believe it's because my feet are becoming increasingly contorted. I have found that the toe separators help "push" the big toes away from the other toes and give me more centered weight placement on my feet. I've only had them about a week, but I believe they have helped. They are comfortable, I am able to wear them under my shoes with no problem. They have done as was described in the product description and overall I'm quite happy with them.
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.
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''''
I started developing a bunion on my right foot due to working too-tight tennis shoes over the years. I began working out on the elliptical at my local gym and found that the repetitive motion on the machine was causing additional discomfort to the bunion. I purchased these toe separators because they looked like an easy method to provide relief. I was right. I've been using the separators daily during my gym workouts and they have really helped provide support for my big toes and eliminated the pain from the bunion. I don't go to the gym without them.
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.