Footwear Feature: Toe Box

In this Footwear Feature, we are debunking a misconception. A common misconception we see at Stand Your Ground is understanding the shape of a shoe’s toe box.

What is the toe box? The toe box is the section of footwear that surrounds the toes on closed-toe shoes. In a lot of cases, we will recommend that you look for shoes with a wide or rounded toe box to let your toes splay, particularly if you have any foot conditions or ailments. This is different than simply looking for extra wide shoes, because a wide shoe may still have a pointed toe box, preventing natural toe splay.