Correct Toes vs. Other Toe Spacers


We’re often asked how Correct Toes differ from other toe spacing products. While there are many toe spacers to consider, it comes down to more than just price or material. Function and purpose are the most important.

Correct Toes were specifically designed to provide lasting health for your toe and foot problems. 

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the functionality and effectiveness of Correct Toes vs other toe spacers in the market.

Comparing Correct Toes with Generic Toe Spacer Brands

Features Correct Toes Generic Toe Spacers
Effectiveness Developed by a sports podiatrist, scientifically designed to address various foot conditions. May lack specialized features to effectively address foot issues.
Comfort Constructed with medical-grade silicone for long-term wearability. Comfortable but may need adjustment for some users.
Customization Highly customizable to accommodate various foot shapes and sizes, as well as bunions, hammertoes, etc. Limited customization options may lead to discomfort.
Fit Available in multiple sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, and Large One-size-fits-all design
Design Anatomically designed to promote healthy toe splay and reduce foot deformities. May have a one-size-fits-all design, lacking precision.
Usage Designed for wearing with or without shoes, can be worn during high-impact physical activities. Promotes toe alignment and foot health.

There are quite a few toe spacer brands in the market offering distinct options for your toe spacing needs. While they may have some similarities, one still stands out and there’s no doubt that Correct Toes is one of your best options.

Correct Toes toe spacers are medically designed to correct toe and foot problems, offering a toe separator that you can wear every day, barefoot or with shoes. 

If you haven’t tried using one, you should. And if by any chance you didn’t like the product, we offer a 30-day return and exchange policy.


What Makes Correct Toes Unique

What Make Correct Toes Unique


1). Created by a Sports Podiatrist

Correct Toes were designed by sports podiatrist and elite distance runner Dr. Ray McClanahan. For both his patients and himself, Dr. Ray desired to cure the root cause of foot problems rather than settle for symptom management. He embarked on a mission to discover a truly curative method of foot care. 

Dr. Ray realized the powerful healing effect of rehabilitating and strengthening the feet, and that natural toe splay is an essential component of long-term foot health. Ultimately, he developed Correct Toes, customizable and comfortable toe spacers that would enable his patients to combat and prevent common foot problems.


2). Designed to Align Your Feet Naturally

Similar to braces impacting the alignment of teeth, Correct Toes slowly and progressively change foot architecture. Structural changes create a wider base of support, improving balance, proprioception, gait, and posture.


3). Modifiable for Your Unique Feet

Everyone has unique feet and individual needs. With this in mind, Correct Toes were designed to be customizable to accommodate a variety of foot conditions, as well as optimize fit and comfort.

Reference our modifications chart and modifications video to see how to customize your Correct Toes.


4). Comes in 4 Distinct Sizes

Correct Toes are available in four sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, and Large. Proper sizing is based not only on your shoe size but also on your foot width, toe width, and existing degree of toe splay.

Our sizing chart or printable sizing guide can help you find the best size for your feet.


5). Can be Worn in Shoes and During Weight-Bearing Activities

Most toe-spacing products are to be worn only while barefoot. Correct Toes are designed to be worn in shoes during weight-bearing activities, such as running, walking, hiking, and standing. They can also be used barefoot around your home or when you are practicing yoga, tai chi, qigong, or other movement arts. 

Correct Toes go beyond simply “spacing the toes.” It places each toe in the correct anatomical position and mimics the natural barefoot position that promotes proper toe alignment and improves overall foot function.

Correct Toes promote balance. This is incredibly useful in yoga practice, helpful for athletes, and therapeutic for people with Parkinson’s Disease. It is also useful for senior citizens in preventing fatal falls—a common injury among the elderly.

When used according to package instructions, Correct Toes toe spacers offer a method of permanently fixing their foot/ankle ailments, without having to resort to custom orthotics or surgery.


Hear It Straight From Our Satisfied Customers


“These toe correctors are saving my feet from years of damage.”

These toe spacers are restoring my toe’s original shape and comfortability. They come in all different sizes and are even modifiable to where you can cut off sections for less space or you can add more space. Being an active weightlifter and cycler, these toe correctors are saving my feet from years of damage. 

– Emily, Athlete


“If it wasn’t for Dr. McClanahan I’d probably be bedridden.”

I went to an orthopedic foot surgeon, M.D. type, for my foot problems. I asked him to amputate my right foot I was in so much pain. He laughed and told me to buy a special shoe that had a bump in the middle of the sole on the outside. Told me to come back if it didn’t help and he could operate but only a fifty/fifty chance of “success”. It helped a little. But finally I had to retire. I am a pharmacist and the pain in my foot and back was too much standing all day.

Finally found Dr. McClanahan’s website. I started reading and reading and reading. Mind you I was a physiology major with tons(8 years) of anatomy classes at Berkeley and UCSF School of Pharmacy. All that fancy learning can’t replace common sense.

I purchased Correct Toes then transition shoes(Altra) then minimalist Lems shoes. Toe socks and metatarsal pads helped also. It took about two years. And now I’m almost completely healed up.

If it wasn’t for Dr. McClanahan I’d probably be bedridden.

– Charles Roskam, Pharmacist


“Correct Toes are an amazing product.”

I think Correct Toes are an amazing product. I strongly suggest all my athletes wear them during functional training and throughout the day.

– Pascal Dobert | Olympian and Strength Conditioning Coach

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