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Casual/Dress

Softstar Shoes | Ballerine (Wide)

Softstar’s ballet flat, the Ballerine, is completely flat from heel to toe and naturally shaped. Constructed with premium leather, the Ballerine possesses a stretchy trim, cushioned midsole and Vibram Cherry outsole. We recommend the ‘wide’ model to easily accommodate Correct Toes.

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Ahinsa | Ballerina

The physiotherapist inspired design of the Ahinsa Ballet Flat ensures natural foot function, and the highly abrasion resistant upper material helps maintain its stylish look. As with all Ahinsa shoes, they are ethically handmade and designed with cruelty free material that’s 100% vegan.

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Magical Shoes | Ballerina Anna

This Correct Toes approved ballet flat is handmade with a natural leather upper and insole. The 5mm Magical Rubber outsole is very flexible and encourages foot-to-ground connection.

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Ahinsa | Bindu Bare Ankle

The soft upper is a made from faux suede, making this shoe vegan-friendly. The flexible outsole has no heel elevation or toe spring, allowing your feet to bend and flex naturally.

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Ahinsa | Casual

The physiotherapist inspired design of the Ahinsa Casual ensures natural foot function, and the highly abrasion resistant upper material helps maintain its classy look. As with all Ahinsa shoes, they are ethically handmade and designed with cruelty free material that’s 100% vegan.

Note: This shoe does run a little big, so we do recommend purchasing a full size smaller.

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Crocs | Classic

Many styles of Crocs are available, and some, unfortunately, contain heel elevation and/or a narrow toe box. Only the models that are flat and widest at the ends of the toes are Correct Toes Approved™. Some models have poor traction in wet weather.

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Lems | Nine2five

Built on Lem’s injection rubber sole, the Nine2five is zero drop and naturally shaped. A full-grain leather upper elevates the appearance of this near-perfect all-day shoe.

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Lems | Mariner

The flat and wide design of the Lems Mariner Sonora makes for great casual footwear. With the option to remove the liner, it can offer added comfort and space in the shoe.Their full-grain leather and zero-lining allow your feet to breathe.

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Lems | Primal 2

Lems’ steadfast original, The Primal 2 is designed for optimal foot shape and toe splay. Constructed of light mesh and air injection rubber, the Primal 2 is lightly cushioned and very flexible.

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Magical Shoes |MS Receptor Explorer

The MS Receptor Explorer is a simple sneaker with a breathable mesh and suede upper to keep feet cool, while the 5mm outsole encourages ground-to-foot connection.

Note: The MS Receptor Explorer is Correct Toes compatible, but may not fit as well with individuals that have a wide foot.

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Altra | Vali

This everyday sneaker is Correct Toes approved and has a 16 mm Zero Drop™ sole. The Vali’s engineered knit upper gives this shoe a comfortable fit and a casual look.

*The midfoot is narrower than other Altra models but removing the liner will provide more room inside the shoe.

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OTZ | Espadrille

This casual slip-on offers generous room in the toe box and is lightweight and breathable. The CORKlite® footbed has some arch support, but it can easily be removed to achieve a zero drop platform.

Note: This shoe has a moderately rigid sole and may not be recommended for someone who has already transitioned into minimal footwear.

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Xero Shoes | Pacifica

The Pacifica has a foot-shaped design and a flexible, 5.5 mm outsole that encourages natural motion. The wool-blend upper and moisture wicking liner allow you to wear the shoe with or without socks. The 2mm insole is removable; for individuals with a wider foot, it may be necessary to take out the insole for a better fit.

Note: The Pacifica runs small; it’s recommended to size up 1 full size.

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Leguano | Ballerina

This light and flexible shoe has a breathable mesh fabric made of a patented material that protects against wear, and comes in a handful of colors.

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Som | Briquette

This multi-purpose shoe has a natural foot shape design, a highly durable Som sole and customizable canvas upper.

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Joe Nimble | mellowToes

The generous toebox and zero-drop Vibram soles offer the mellowToes plenty of flexibility for natural movement. Elastic inserts on both sides of the leather upper make it easy to slip them on and off.

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Joe Nimble | primaToes

Versatile and lightweight, the primaToes have a wide toe box, breathable mesh upper, and flexible 4mm Vibram outsole. A removable foam liner can be inserted for extra cushion or removed to allow for extra space.

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Unshoes | Forager

The Forager’s lightweight design combines a 4mm outsole with a suede upper. Its wide toe box comfortably accommodates Correct Toes. The construction of the shoe has the seam at the heel which can cause irritation.

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Athletic

Topo Athletic | ST-2

The ST-2 is a lightweight, zero-drop shoe with a 16mm stack height. The breathable sock-like mesh/elastane upper is great for road running or the gym.

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Altra | Escalante

The zero drop Escalante has an “engineered knit” upper that gives it some additional room and flexibility. There’s also plenty of width at the ends of the toes in both the men’s and women’s version.

Note: There is some additional cushioning, weight and moderate rigidity in certain areas, so we would recommend it as more of a transitional running shoe.

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Altra | Boston Escalante Racer

The limited-edition Boston Escalante Racer is an updated version of the Escalante that we love. With a firmer midsole and lower stack height (22mm), the Escalante Racer is more responsive. The “engineered knit” upper is breathable and light, making it great for short and long runs alike.

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Softstar | Primal RunAmoc

Soft Star delivers the widest toe box on the market with the Primal RunAmoc. This shoe combines a 5mm Vibram outsole with a high-quality leather upper. The up-cycled toe cap offers an extra layer of durability on the road and trails.

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Topo Athletic | Cor

This Correct Toes Approved sneaker has a 16mm stack height and no heel elevation. It has a breathable mesh upper, and the Velcro design makes it easy to slide on and off.

Note: For women with a wide foot, we suggest wearing the men’s Cor or removing the liner.

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Topo Athletic | Rekovr

The Rekovr features a 3D wave patterned insole to help with neural stimulation on your days off. This shoe is designed to be worn without socks as the wool-blend upper wicks away excess moisture. The Velcro strap is easy and convenient. With a 3mm heel-to-drop and a stiffer sole, we’d recommend the Rekovr for individuals starting their transition to natural footwear.

Note: If you plan to wear the Rekovr with socks, it’s recommended to size up by ½ a size.

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Altra | Vanish-R

Weighing in at 3.9 oz, with a 14mm stack height, the Vanish-R is a lower profile option compared to other Altra models. The Zero Drop™ platform is built on an EVA midsole and laminated rubber outsole. The engineered mesh upper is very breathable and slightly expands to help accommodates Correct Toes.

Note: This shoe runs small, so we suggest going up one size.

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Joe Nimble | nimbleToes

Joe Nimble’s signature “toe freedom” design allows your feet to move as nature intended. With no heel elevation, the 4 mm Vibram sole is flexible and responsive. nimbleToes’ breathable mesh upper is created for movement in all directions.

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Altra | Lone Peak 4 Low RSM

The Lone Peak 4 Low RSM has Altra’s signature Zero Drop™ platform and ample room in the toe box. This updated version of the Lone Peak has a waterproof eVent® upper that performs well in wet and muddy conditions. The outsole is made with MaxTrac Rubber and an aggressive lug pattern for the right amount of grip. Due to the 25mm stack height, there is less flexibility in the sole.

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Oesh | La Vida v2.0

Designed by Casey Kerrigan, MD, Oesh is sustainably made in the United States. With a stack height thicker than most naturally shaped footwear, Oesh is a great option for individuals transitioning to their first zero-drop shoe.

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Fitkicks | Women's

FitKicks are light, flexible slip-ons, great for natural foot movement. It features a protective toe guard and a stretchy upper material that forms to the feet.

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Zem | Playa Round Toe Low

The roomy toe box allows toes to splay naturally, and the breathable material keeps feet dry and odor free.

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Sandals

Softstar | Solstice Sandal (wide)

This natural shaped sandal has a flexible 10mm Vibram outsole. The leather upper and suede lined insole provide a soft and comfortable fit, while the buckle closure keeps the sandal securely on your feet. For a Correct Toes approved option, we suggest choosing the wide model.

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Xero Shoes | Cloud

This barely there sandal has a 6 mm sole and a forefoot Barefoam™ insert for extra padding and grip. The heel counter helps keep feet in place and a soft toe grip provides a comfortable wearing experience.

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Xero Shoes | Genesis

If you’re looking for a very minimal sole, the Genesis can be used for everything from hiking to travelling. The flexible 5mm rubber outsole encourages natural foot function. The upper has a tension adjustment system and nylon Achilles strap keep feet secure.

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Xero Shoes | Z-Trail

The flat, wide and flexible design of the Umara Z-Trail makes this an excellent outdoor sandal for men and women. The TrailFoam™ midsole adds cushion for those who need an extra layer of protection while enjoying their favorite activities.

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Xero Shoes | Z-trek

The adjustable Z-pattern straps help keep feet secure, and a lightweight, flexible sole allows for natural foot function. This is a great alternative to huarache style sandals.

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Luna Sandals | Origen

Luna sandals comfortable and durable 13 mm sole is made of an upcycled tire thread outsole and Vibram midsole with leather straps.

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Earth Runners | Elemental

The Elemental sandals’ unique features include conductive nylon thread and a grounded copper plug as part of its Conductive Lacing System.™ The 8mm Vibram sole is flexible, lightweight, and sheds water easily.

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Unshoes | Uinta 2.0

The Uinta has a 10mm outsole protects your feet from rocks and debris. The upper straps have two adjustment points allowing the toe loop tension to be modified to your desired tightness. We recommend keeping the toe loop a little loose otherwise, the tension begins to pull at the big toe.

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Unshoes | Keota

The Keota’s upper straps are designed with an elastic loop in the center creating a secure fit on the foot while allowing for mini adjustments as your foot moves. The flexible sole has a 5mm stack height and is flat from heel-to-toe.

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Shamma | Warriors Ultragrip

The 5 mm outsole has an aggressive tread for better traction on the trails. The UltraGrip footbed is made from all-weather, Toughtek® material. The diamond pattern pushes water out, while micro perforations absorb moisture to help maintain grip. The Ultra Lacing System offer several adjustment points for a secure fit.

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Sanuk | Yoga Sling 2

The Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 is a flexible, zero drop sandal. The squishy footbed is made from real yoga mats and the comfortable sling upper is constructed from two-way stretch knit fabric.

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Old Navy | Classic Flip-Flop

This classic flip flop has a zero drop platform and a textured foot bed for added comfort.

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ToeSox | Maya

Aside from being a little bulky and inflexible, this sandal’s unique design allows you to receive the benefits of having your toes spread. The Maya has neoprene straps, as well as a durable and zero drop rubber outsole.

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Boots

Ahinsa | Barefoot High Boot

The Ahinsa Barefoot High Boot is a casual boot, great for cold and rainy weather. Ahinsa shoes are handmade with vegan leather and are designed by physiotherapists to ensure natural foot function.

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The Drifter Leather |Custom-Made Lace Up Boot

The Lace Up Boot is hand-crafted with a nubuck leather upper and a 6mm Vibram outsole. The upper is lined with an art deco print that can be folded down, allowing the boot to be styled two different ways.

Note: This boot can be made to an individual’s specific foot measurements, providing a custom fit to accommodate Correct Toes. We suggest wearing Correct Toes while taking the measurements and tracings for the custom fit option.

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Xero Shoes | Vienna

This Correct Toes compatible boot has a 5.5 mm, “Xero-drop” outsole and 2mm removable insole. The Vienna is 100% vegan with a canvas upper and synthetic toe cap. Elastic banding makes it easy to slip the boot on and off.

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Ahinsa | Barefoot Ankle Boot

The physiotherapist inspired design of the Ahinsa Ankle Boot allows your foot to function naturally as you move. Its abrasion-resistant upper material gives you confidence that the shoe will maintain a classy look. As with all Ahinsa shoes, they are ethically handmade and designed with a cruelty free material that’s 100% vegan.

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Ahinsa | Bare Ankle Lifo+ Black

This winter boot has a naturally shaped toe box, no heel elevation and a flexible sole. Its water and scratch resistant upper will keep feet dry, while a faux fur lining provides extra warmth. We recommend sizing up due to the thicker lining inside the boot.

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Ahinsa | Sunbrella Bare Ankle

The Sunbrella® Bare Ankle is a casual lace-up boot that is flexible for your feet and for life’s activities. The resistant Sunbrella® upper is lightweight and breathable, while the vegan suede lining keeps feet warm. The 4mm all-weather outsole allows you to transition seamlessly between seasons.

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Lems | Boulder Boot

Providing ample space in the toe box, the Boulder Boot is zero drop, naturally shaped, flannel-lined and water resistant. Available in 5 colorways, this boot can handle everything from pavement to trail.

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Lems | Leather Boulder Boot

This leather version of the original nylon Boulder Boot maintains its lightweight, flexible and natural foot-shaped design. Along with the Lem’s air-injection rubber out sole, this new upper material gives it more of a dressy look. This boot comes in both brown and black, and is still one of the best all-around boots available.

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Softstar | Hawthorne Chukka

Hawthorne Chukka combines all the features we love in a natural shoe—flat, flexible, and widest at the ends of the toes. The Hawthorne Chukka combines a soft Dublin leather upper with a 12mm outsole to create a multi-season boot that you won’t want to take off.

Note: We suggest purchasing the ‘wide’ option.

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UGG | Classic

The Classic Ugg Boot will let toes splay naturally with its generous toe box and flat sole. Foam and UGGpure™ wool insole and an EVA outsole keep feet warm on cold winter days.

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Croc | RainFloe

The RainFloe boot base is made with Croslite™ material and the boot shaft is made of fluid rubber to provide a comfortable, cushioned rain boot. This lightweight waterproof boot has a wide toe box that allows the toes to splay naturally.

Note: This boot has some heel elevation.

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Croc | Jaunt

The Jaunt waterproof rain boot is made entirely of Crocs Croslite™ material. This rain boot is lightweight with a generous toe box and strong traction.

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Slippers

Fitkicks | KoziKicks

KoziKicks are lined with faux shearling and have a slip-resistant rubber outsole. The upper is very flexible, and the added toe cap prevents excessive wear.

Note: KoziKicks might need to be worn a few times to pad down the faux shearling before comfortably fitting Correct Toes inside.

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Chilote | House Shoes

Handmade by artisan women in Patagonia, Chilote House Shoes are crafted with natural sheep’s wool and upcycled salmon leather. Each pair sold helps support and empower women while sustaining their culture and heritage.

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Soft Star | Fireside Sheepskin Slipper

Theses slippers offer their usual Soft Star design being lightweight, flexible and wide, but with plush sheepskin to keep your feet warm. They are a great foot healthy option for around the house.

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Softstar | Roo Moccasin

These slippers ar handcrafted with a full grain leather upper and suede outsole. The sheepskin insole keeps feet warm during winter months and dry through summer. An elastic ankle closure provides a secure fit and makes it easy to slip on or off.

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Glerups | All Styles

Glerups blends 100% natural Merino and Gotland wool to create slippers that offer comfort and breathability. This slipper has two sole options – an indoor sole made of vegetable tanned calfskin or an outdoor rubber sole. Choose from three styles–Shoe, Open-Heel & Low Boot (pictured).

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Camper | Wabi

The Camper Wabi is an indoor slipper with a natural woolen upper, a wool lined footed and a recycled rubber outsole.

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