Correct Toes - £59.00 & free p+p within the UK
**We have increased the price to £59.00, but now guarantee first class Royal Mail shipping within the UK. This is only the second time we have increased the price since 2011. This time it is necessary due to increased import duty, the weak pound v. dollar and increased postage costs**
30-day-no-worries return policy. We want them to work for you. Try them, including making modifications, and return to us within 30 days, even if they have been used or modified, for exchange or refund.
Correct Toes are a unique toe-spacing device designed to be worn with footwear* or barefoot during movement. They were invented by sports podiatrist and former elite runner Dr Ray McClanahan and are made from medical grade silicone which is durable and washable.
Correct Toes realign and strengthen the feet, helping to prevent or alleviate common foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, hallux limitus, neuromas and hammertoes.
The Emperor's New Shoes has been importing Correct Toes from the United States since 2011 and we've sold nearly 7,000 pairs. We honour the manufacturer's 30-day money-back guarantee. Postage is free in the UK and we send them first class. Find out more about delivery and returns here.
*Correct Toes can be worn with any footwear with sufficient room in the toebox. We recommend Inov8's standard last range, Altra's light cushioning range, Lems and Vivo Barefoot. See our Natural Foot Health page.for what factors make a shoe compatible with natural foot health.
Medical-grade silicone - very comfortable for all-day wear.
Washable (with soapy water) and durable.
Customisable to meet your individual needs.
Four sizes available XS, S, M and L.
The width of the base of your toes is as relevant as foot length, but as a guide XS is suitable for (UK) sizes 3 - 4.5. S for 5 - 6.5; M 7 - 9.5. L for sizes 10+. Go up a size if you have wider then average feet. To check more specifically, you can download this template. Print 'Actual Size' (set print to Letter).
Email us for advice if you are not sure what size to choose or order two sizes to try both and send back the size you don't want (within 30 days) for a refund and for non-UK deliveries.
Anna Murphy, Fashion Director, The Times, published 15 April 2020 - 'I have written about these silicon toe-spacers before. I would go as far as to say I am evangelical about them. They may not have changed my life, but they have certainly changed my feet, gradually separating and straightening my toes back to what nature intended.'
Anna Murphy's earlier article in The Times, published 29 August 2018 - 'More on toes, regular readers will know I am - how shall I put this? - committed to making mine as healthy, for which read as straight and spread out, as they can be, to avoid the bunions to which the women in my family, alas, are prone. I am obviously doing something right because when a friend of mine recently gave me a foot massage - just a thing he does - he said mine were the best feet he had come across among our friends. That definitely used not to be the case. Part of it has to be my yoga practice, a way to take on all sorts of bodily tension, including in the feet. I also have to give credit where it's due to my new favourite gadget, Correct Toes. These are silicon spacers that can be worn with shoes - provided those shoes are suitably anatomical in shape - which means you can sport them and benefit from them, for hours each day. My Correct Toes, and the ever more correct toes they are giving me - are another reason why I won't be saying good buy to my Birkenstocks this year.'
Evan Jager, Rio Olympics silver medalist and US steeplechase national record holder - ‘Correct Toes were an important part of my rehab program coming back from foot surgery and I continue to use them in training.’
Matt Tegenkamp, US 2-mile record holder - ‘Correct Toes are a great product and I like wearing them because they make my stride more efficient and powerful.’
Zola Pieterse (née Budd), former World Cross Country Champion and 1980s barefoot runner - 'I have been battling with a broken toe and sore metatarsals for a while and the Correct Toes work wonderfully. I ran my best 10k recently!'
'Excellent service & delivery. Very useful website information on measuring and sizing. I was able to purchase the correct size. The only retailer I could find who honour the correct toes 30-day money-back guarantee.' Anna (Swindon)
'I have been looking for UK suppliers of correct toes for some time and stumbled upon The Emperors New Shoes and placed an order. I received an email to say that they were out of stock in my size and I could either wait if I was happy or have a refund. I was happy to wait and to be honest they arrived within days of me ordering so I wouldn't have really noticed any delay anyway, especially in covid times!! Once despatched I received another email telling me this, along with additional correct toes help and information. I'm really glad I found this place and would 100% recommend them and buy from them again in the future'. Vicki (Scarborough)
'Very friendly and personalised service with quick response via email! Even gave some great hints and tips Thanks!' Ashley (East Sussex)
'I’ve put in my order for my 2nd pair of Correct Toes, after wearing my current pair for a year. I started wearing them after bunion and neuroma removal surgery on both my feet. At the same time, I started wearing Altra shoes. I wanted to say that in the last year, I’ve successfully transitioned to zero drop shoes, and to ‘full foot’ running from my previous heel striking. I no longer suffer from piriformis syndrome, which always plagued me prior to surgery/correct toes & Altra wearing. My surgeon also says I have amazing post-op big toe mobility! I’m running my first marathon in 10 years in May, and plan on doing my first ever ultra in July. All this, and I’m 60 years old. I think it’s a testimony to the possibility of being able to radically change running form even at an advanced age - with patience and the correct toe alignment.' Marion Harris (Oxfordshire)
'I just wanted to drop you a mail to let you know my Correct Toes arrived safe and sound, and what a positive impact the product is having on the way I view my footwear.' Rebecca (Hertfordshire)
‘I've worn the Correct Toes for a couple of hours and unbelievably the pain from what I think is the neuroma seems to have gone and the metatarsal head pain is much reduced. I'm a crotchety old bastard at the best of times and not easily impressed or taken in by hype but these are a revelation. If only I'd stumbled across them sooner!’ Daron (Isle of Wight)
‘Just want to say how fantastic the Correct Toes are! My feet feel as light as air and the numbness and cramping has disappeared. I have been wearing them for three days so far. As a sufferer of Mortons's Neuroma, I highly recommend them. Thank you.’ Al (West Midlands)
'I just wanted to write and thank you for being stockists of Correct Toes, as basically they’ve saved my career and my foot health!' Sarah (Shropshire)