With short toes, the shank of the divider presses so much on the underside pads of the middle toes that it seems to almost cut off circulation in the middle toes so much that strong pain is felt. I had to almost immediately cut off the little toe divider as the divider was was too big. I am very disappointed that these will not work for me, I really wanted them to. All my shoes are wide toe box so I thought they would be fine. I will persevere for another couple of weeks by adjusting them toward the top of the toes, or pushed right down in between toes just in case I can find a happy medium that has not been available so far with all the adjusting. I think they just don' suit short toes. I wonder if the toe separators that manicurists will work. That's what they seem to be based on.
I had a car accident and have back injuries. suffer feet pain and I struggle walking, but I love being active. Within less than a week, with only wearing them in the house and barefoot int he office, I had my physio comment on my posture and my other physio comment on how my correct muscles were starting to support my back without the others being recruited. My partner is known for walking fast but he said I Was talking over him during our walks. I am still getting used to wearing them in shoes, in fact, I may need new shoes to allow for this. Last night I could not believe that my bunions looked smaller and this is at the end of week two.
I have had correct toes for just over a week now. I had to work my way up to wearing them all day due to the pains of getting used to them in my work boots. They have been excellent so far, I can already notice the different muscles working in other parts of my legs and lower back due to a change in my walking technique. I now notice how much your toes change the way you walk which affects other parts of the body.
Still breaking them in !
Toes spacers are comfortable and very effective.