Ingrown toenails occur when the corner of the nail — often on the big toe — begins to grow into the surrounding skin. They’re usually caused by wearing ill-fitting footwear or cutting the nail too short. Minor cases can be removed on your own with clippers, but if you’re in a lot of pain, we recommend seeing a doctor. Ingrown toenail scissors, sometimes called nippers, are ultra-sharp and specifically designed to penetrate tough corners and lift the ingrown edge. They should be easy to hold and operate with precision so you don’t cut yourself. Here, we rounded up the best ingrown toenail scissors you can buy.
For more than 75 years, Footwear News has been the shoe authority. Our coverage spans top industry news, retail trends, head-to-toe fashion, athletic and outdoor analysis and more. Footwear News’ global network of editors has carefully curated all product selections featured using our expansive brand knowledge and thorough research to find quality, long-lasting items. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
1. Kohm Toenail Clippers
These clippers measure 5 inches long and the jaw opens up to over an inch wide.
Pros: The rubberized handle provides a good grip.
Cons: They’re extremely sharp.
2. Bezox Toenail Clippers
This pair is 5.7 inches end to end and the jaw opens up to 0.4 inches.
Pros: The ergonomic handle offers optimal control.
Cons: Some may find them to be too big.
3. Zizzili Basics Toenail Clippers
The jaw of these scissors opens up to 1 inch. They’re 5 inches long.
Pros: They have a soft grippy rubber handle.
Cons: Some may find the clipper edges to be on the small side.