By John O'Hare, Co-Founder, Pedors Shoes
As you most likely know, (as you are reading this page), hammer toes bend up at the middle joint of the toe and over time can become quite rigid. There are other similar toe problems such claw toes, mallet toes, overlapping toes, floating toes and so on, all of which bend the toes up in one form or another.
Bunions form when some of the bones in the big toe and the front of your foot move out place and the foot pushes outwards at side of the foot at the big toe. The medical term for this is Hallux Valgus.
All of these conditions can be annoying and often painful.
If you are suffering with one or a combination of these conditions, you will need shoes designed to accommodate these foot issues.
Features to look out for are:
If you have very swollen feet, edema or lymphedema you will need to be on the lookout for shoes with all of the above features, but also that are available in XX-Wide (4E) or XXX-Wide (6E) widths, such as these shoes below. More can found in our Shoes For Lymphedema product section.
Yes. Some Pedors styles are ideal for braces. The preferred Pedors style for people with braces is the Pedors Stretch Walker. That style is available in four widths, from a wide all the way up to a XXX-Wide (6E) and even has a stretch panel on the top for hammertoe relief.
We have as section dedicated to women’s shoes for hammertoes and cross toes and by extension, bunions too. The most popular styles are the Mary Janes and the Classics, but for those with very swollen feet, the Pedors Classic MAX are worth looking at.
In the men’s section for hammertoes and cross toes the most popular style are Pedors Stretch Walkers. These leather shoes are a bit sturdier than the other styles while still offering stretch panels in the top of the shoes for troublesome hammer toes.