Are Your Toes Correct?

Jun 3rd 2011

Both the current revolution in running shoes and the natural running trend are tied to the notion that a runner’s form can be more efficient when the foot is able to move more freely, as if it were unshod. While working through his own foot problems and reading research of the late Dr. William Rossi that suggested that Americans wear their shoes too small, competitive masters runner and Portland-based podiatrist Ray McClanahan developed a running aid to increase dynamic foot strength and efficiency.

Made from medical-grade silicone, Correct Toes is a device that allows the toes and transverse arch to properly splay when the forefoot is loaded just before the start of a new stride and maximize propulsion. It’s available in three sizes but works best in training shoes with a wide toe box.

$65, nwfootankle.com