Definition: Most shoes taper toward the toe. A shoe with a high toe box is one that doesn’t taper to the same degree; rather, it forms a drop-off at the toe. This allows more toe room up and down and more air in the toe area. Wiggle room in the toe box means no painful toe issues related to hammer toes or corns because the shoe clears the toes.
Low Toe Box
High toe box
Benefits: The more room at the toe (up and down), the less heat and friction is generated and less chance the toes will rub against the top of the shoe. This reduces the chances that corns will develop, as well fungus or ingrown toenails.
Text: Copyright 2007-2013 Carole Romig Image: Top: TT Group Catalog 2005 Bottom: PWM Minor Catalog 2005
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