< img src='https://trc.taboola.com/1332225/log/3/unip?en=page_view' width='0' height='0' style='display:none'/> Can hammer toe cause plantar fasciitis? – FitVille

Do your toes curl up and rub against your shoes? This condition, known as "hammertoes," is not just a matter of blisters. The presence of curled toes disrupts their ability to absorb pressure, which may lead to plantar fasciitis.

Hammertoe can change how you walk, putting extra stress on your foot's plantar fascia. This can cause tiny tears in the tissue, leading to plantar fasciitis, a condition where the bottom of your foot hurts, especially near the heel.


What does a typical walk with hammertoes look like?

Picture someone walking on a frosty morning, trying to avoid getting their toes cold. They walk with their toes slightly lifted and use the outer sides of their feet more to keep their toes off the chilly ground.

Self-check if you walk on the outer edge of your foot to avoid pressure on your toes or Your walk might look stiff because you're trying not to bend your toes. You might also take shorter steps, making your walk look choppy.

These changes can lead to plantar fasciitis, where the bottom of your foot hurts, especially near the heel. This imbalance can strain the plantar fascia, potentially leading to plantar fasciitis.


What is the best shoes for hammer toes?

People with hammertoe often opt for shoes with a wider toe box to accommodate the deformity. However, if these shoes lack proper support, they can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. Here's what to look for:

Roomy Toe Box: You'll want shoes with plenty of space up front so your toes can spread out and not feel squished.

Soft Uppers: Go for shoes made with soft materials that'll be gentle on your toes and won't rub or irritate them.

Arch Support: Good support under your arch can help keep your feet comfy and take some strain off your plantar fascia.

Cushy Soles: A bit of cushioning in the sole can soften the impact when you walk and make your feet happier.

Adjustable Fit: Shoes with straps or laces that you can loosen or tighten are great because you can get just the right fit.

Low Heels: Steer clear of high heels. Shoes with a low heel or flat soles are better for keeping things aligned.

Orthotic-Friendly: If you use orthotics, look for shoes with removable insoles so you can slip yours in for that custom support.


FitVille's FlowCore Running Shoes

FitVille's FlowCore Running Shoes are a fantastic choice for anyone dealing with hammertoes. Here's why they tick all the boxes:

Extra Width Up to 2E/4E: The spacious toe box in these shoes gives your toes room to breathe and move without feeling cramped. This is especially important for those with hammertoes, as it prevents additional pressure on the sensitive areas.

Cushion & Energy Return: The CloudBounce+™ EVA Sole is designed to absorb shock and give you a boost with each step. This feature reduces the impact on your feet, making it easier to stay active without discomfort.

Top-Notch Slip-Resistance: The outsole with rubber plates provides excellent grip, ensuring you stay steady on your feet, whether you're running or walking.

Stable and High Rebound Insole: The U-shaped heel cup offers a snug fit, distributing stress evenly across your foot. This is particularly beneficial for those with hammertoes, as it helps to maintain proper foot alignment and reduce strain.

Breathable and Supportive: The breathable knit upper, combined with PU toe and heel protection, offers a comfortable and supportive fit. This keeps your feet cool and reduces the risk of irritation.

Stylish Design: Available in black and white or azure blue and white, these shoes not only provide the support you need but also look great, making them a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

FitVille's Men's FlowCore Running Shoes V3 are not just stylish, but they're also built with the needs of those with hammertoes in mind. The combination of a roomy toe box, cushioning, support, and slip resistance makes them an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfortable and protective footwear.

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