Mallet & Hammer Toe

Custom Made Shoes for Hammer Toe

Specialist Footwear have designed many shoes that have offered comfort whilst still being stylish for people with hammer toes.

Mallet or hammer toe results in a curved toe that points down rather than outward. Like many foot conditions, mallet toe can be the result of genetics, footwear that doesn’t fit right, or other foot problems like high arches or bunions. Arthritis or a toe injury may also be the cause of a mallet toe This condition may be painful when walking or stretching your foot, and you may not be able to wiggle your toe.

Injury to the feet caused by wearing poorly fitting shoes can also contribute to cases of bunions and hammer toes. Shoes that are too narrow toward the front of the shoe push the smaller toes into a flexed, or bent position. The toes rub against the shoe, leading to the formation of corns and calluses, which further aggravate the conditions. A higher heel also forces the foot down and squashes the toes against the shoe, increasing the pressure and the bend in the toe. Eventually, the toe muscles become unable to straighten out, even when they are not being confined by shoes.