8 Correct Toes Customization You Can Do for a Better Fit


Who doesn’t like a touch of customization?

While we’re sure there’s someone out there who would say they don’t, it’s human nature to want things the way you want them. We do it with our coffee, cars, and just about anything we can. Although it’s fun to customize something to fit your personal taste, it’s crucial to have the option to customize when it comes to your health.  

Take, for instance, the custom fit of your toe spacers. It’s important that they adapt seamlessly to your feet’s needs. To make it as easy as possible to modify your toe separators, we created this guide to share some of our most popular Correct Toes customizations.

Jump to:

  1. Bunion + Tailor’s Bunion
  2. Hammertoes
  3. Webbed Toes
  4. Corns
  5. Large Size Modification
  6. Too Tight on Toes
  7. Correct Toes Sliding Off
  8. Having Too Much Pinky Spread

How to Customize the Fitting of Your Correct Toes?

Since everyone’s feet are unique and individual foot needs can vary, we ensured Correct Toes are adaptable to your feet. This ensures the right fit for optimal results, avoiding the discomfort of forcing your feet into ill-fitting solutions.

⚠️ Before getting into Correct Toes customization options, we’re recommending a few things to try first.

If you’re experiencing irritation or rubbing try the following tips before making modifications to your Correct Toes:

  1. Wear toe socks to create a barrier between your skin and the Correct Toes
  2. Use the shoe liner test to ensure that your Footwear is wide enough to accommodate the Correct Toes

If you’re still experiencing fit or comfort issues, reference the following modifications for the best results. 

#1 Bunion + Tailor’s Bunion

This modification allows someone rehabbing a bunion or tailor’s bunion to gain additional space between their first and second toes, or their fourth and fifth toes. 

Shim material can be added into the slot on either end of the Correct Toes to progressively straighten the big toe or pinky toe. A shim is any soft flexible material that can be used to spread or widen the hollow cavity within the Correct Toes pylons. 

We recommend using an old shoe liner for shim material to make this modification.

You’ll need:

  • A shoe liner or other soft material 
  • Tweezers 
  • A pair of scissors

Step 1: Take the shoe liner and cut a small square piece out of the liner 

CT modification for Bunion

Step 2: Use a pair of tweezers to thread the shim in the Correct Toes slot.

CT modification for Bunion

Please note that we recommend 3-4 months of progressive and consistent Correct Toes use before applying this modification. 

#2 Hammertoes

If your hammertoe is irritated by the material, there are two modification options that you can do so your toe spacers for hammertoes will have a better fit. 

Option 1: Start by cutting a small hole in the Correct Toes over your hammertoe.

CT modification for Hammertoes

Option 2: If additional elasticity is needed then trim away part of the top interspace. This will create added space for the hammertoe while still applying some downward pressure.

CT modification for Hammertoes

#3 Webbed Toes

Modifications can be made to accommodate partial or fully webbed toes. 

Option 1: For partial webbing, trim away the portion of the pylon where it conflicts with the webbed toes. This will shorten the second pylon allowing the product to slide further back onto the toes.

CT modification for Webbed Toes

Option 2: For a full webbing trim away the entire pylon. 

CT modification for Webbed Toes

#4 Corns

Typically individuals with corns and calluses either get rubbing in between their toes or on the top of their toes. There are several modifications depending on where the irritation occurs.

Option 1: First try applying moleskin to the affected area to help decrease irritation.

CT modification for Corns

Option 2: If rubbing occurs on the top of the toe, reference the previously shown hammertoe modifications.


Option 3: If rubbing occurs between the toes, the pylons can be modified to decrease irritation. Using the pointed end of the scissors poke a hole in the pylon and then remove a circle of material.

This modification can be done along any of the pylons.


#5 Large Size Modification

This is the only modification that is specific to the large-size Correct Toes, all the previously shown modifications can be applied to the large size as well.

Option 1: If you’re experiencing irritation on the ball of the foot or the base of the toes, trim away the ends of the middle pylons.

CT modification for Large Size

Option 2: If the Correct Toes are sitting too high up on your toes, trim away a portion of the pylon so that they can slide further onto your toes.

CT modification for Large Size

It’s common to pair modification number 2 to Correct Toes sliding off with this modification.


#6 Too Tight on Toes

If Correct Toes feel tight around your toes, first try the next size larger. If the tightness of the product is localized to one area of the toe, this modification will allow Correct Toes to expand around that area 

Cut a small hole in the top and or bottom of the material, try to keep the hole as small as possible. This modification can be made at any area of the Correct Toes.

CT modification for Tight Toes


#7 Correct Toes Sliding Off

Before making this modification try wearing a regular sock or toe socks with your Correct Toes. Toe socks can be especially helpful for individuals with thin toes. 

If Correct Toes continue to slide off the toes trim the pointed ends of the large and small pylons. This will allow the Correct Toes to slide further onto the toes.

CT modification for Sliding

If you continue to have issues with your Correct Toes sliding off, trimming the pinky spacer in half can be helpful. 

#8Having Too Much Pinky Spread

If the pinkie toe is being pushed too far out there are several modification options. 

Option 1: Use a pair of sharp fine-point scissors. Start by cutting off half the pinky spacer. 

CT modification for Pinky Toes

Option 2: If you find the cut portion of the pylon irritating, the pylon can be trimmed down to increase comfort. 

CT modification for Pinky Toes

This modification will help if the pinky toe feels uncomfortable in the natural, anatomical position or if the pinky toe is rubbing on footwear.

Option 3: If the irritation persists, cut off the remaining pinky spacer.

CT modification for Pinky Toes

Option 4: Another way to do this modification is by cutting through the third pylon. This can be beneficial for individuals who have wider ends of their toes.

CT modification for Pinky Toes

Correct Toes toe spacers are designed to be adaptable and customizable, while Correct Toes come in four distinct sizes to accommodate a wide variety of foot sizes, our suggested modifications can be used to further optimize fit and increase comfort.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for or have any questions, just let our team know how we can help. Contact us at customerservice@correcttoes.com


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