Nothing about foot pain is fun. If you suffer from bunions or corns, you’re well aware of the frustration they can cause. Rheumatoid arthritis can also lead to joint inflammation and foot stiffness, which can lead to the misalignment of toes. Fortunately, there are some products out there that can help separate your toes to prevent them from rubbing and to alleviate pressure. Good toe spacers should be comfortable to wear and stay put, whether you’re barefoot or wearing shoes. In an effort to find the best gel toe spacers out there, we did some research and rounded up a few options that are suitable for feet of different sizes.
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1. ZenToes Separators
This one-size-fits-most single-loop separator is made of soft, flexible silicone and slips over your second toe. The gel pad should be positioned against your big toe.
Pros: They’re latex-free and available in beige or white. Four gel toe rings come in a single pack.
Cons: Some may wish it was a little thicker.
2. PediFix Visco-Gel Toe Spacers
These toe spacers feature an exclusive gel that releases mineral oil to soothe and soften skin.
Pros: They can be used with either foot. They’re offered in small, medium and large sizes. Two are included in a package.
Cons: They may start to lose their shape with repeated wear.
3. NatraCure Gel Toe Separators
These toe spacers feature a special SmartGel formula that also slowly releases a mineral oil enriched with aloe vera, vitamin E, shea butter and vitamin F forte to soothe, moisturize, strengthen and protect the skin.
Pros: They’re anatomically shaped and latex-free. You can choose from a pack of two, six or 12. They come in several sizes.
Cons: Some may find them to be a bit small.