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Finally, a safe and natural way to reverse years of damage on your feet caused by modern footwear. Awesome Toes! multi-use design allows you to stretch and re-structure your feet without invasive surgery, medications, or any awkward footwear. This yoga-teacher developed, podiatrist-approved device delivers immediate relief as well as lasting changes to your feet by lengthening your connective tissues.


Benefits of Awesome Toes! Corrective Spacers:

  • Improve your balance
  • Relieve foot pain, stress & tension
  • Reverse life-long imbalances
  • Reduce injury
  • Improve posture
  • Improve speed (in running/walking)
  • Alleviate (and possibly reverse) conditions like: plantar fasciitis, hammertoe, corns, bunions, blisters, and overlapping toes

When to Wear Awesome Toes?

  • After work & around the house
  • While sleeping
  • During yoga practice & stretching
  • With flip flops (anywhere)
  • While running, walking and hiking (inside your wide-toed footwear)

Modern Footwear = Foot Problems!

Modern shoes destroy your feet. Whether you wear high heels, running shoes, or even just casual loafers, nearly all modern footwear is designed for style not function. This means that 98% of the shoes on the market squish your feet into unnatural shapes that lead to foot deformations, bunions, corns, and other complications.

And this is not just cosmetic.


Deformed feet don’t just look bad; the real problems can be much more serious. When your toes have poor dexterity, are squished or overlapping, it impacts the way you walk, run, and stand. Deformed feet are a common cause or contributing cause to knee, hip, and back problems as you often develop abnormal movement patterns to compensate for your imbalances.

ILLUSTRATION: the above images show a very common pattern of foot deformation.
To see this in real life, simply compare the feet of young children (under 5) with the feet of their parents.


Common Pain Problems from Deformed Feet:
  • Blisters
  • Corns & bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Knee pain & injury
  • Back pain & injury
  • Painful feet, ankles and toes
  • Poor posture
  • Decreased athletic ability
  • Increased risk of injury
  • Hip problems (from affected gait)

ILLUSTRATION: the above images show a very common pattern of foot deformation.
To see this in real life, simply compare the feet of young children (under 5) with the feet of their parents.

Common Pain Problems from Deformed Feet:

  • Blisters
  • Corns & bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Knee pain & injury
  • Back pain & injury
  • Painful feet, ankles and toes
  • Poor posture
  • Decreased athletic ability
  • Increased risk of injury
  • Hip problems (from affected gait)

Many podiatrists offer surgery, anti-inflammatory drugs, or shoe insoles as treatments, but these measures often fail long term because if you don’t fix the underlying problem, it’s very likely to return no matter what treatment option you choose. The harsh reality is that your feet have become deformed, and your footwear and lifestyle are keeping them that way. This needs to change.


Modern Footwear = Foot Problems!

My team and I spent 9 months in product research and development for Awesome Toes! We consulted with yoga teachers, podiatrists, sports doctors, and over 30 of our students who suffered from squished up toes. The result? We developed what I believe to be the best corrective toe spacer product on the market.

The foamy pedicure spacers I started with look ridiculous, fall off constantly, and decompose within days. The other hard-rubber spacers on the market are made for watching TV and painting your nails—not for walking around the house, stretching, or wearing inside your shoes. I’ve literally tried every product available, and none were designed for active use like I wanted.

For me, I wanted a multi-purpose spacer that was soft, comfortable, extremely durable and could be used in bed, with flip flops, inside wide-toed athletic shoes, and even during yoga practice. I’m happy to report, Awesome Toes! does all this and more.


Beyond Balance: Running & Feet Correction

My initial interest in fixing my feet was simple: I wanted better balance. But through our development, research, and testing for Awesome Toes!, I learned that the benefits of corrective toes spacers go way beyond just balance.

Recently, I started running again for the first time in over a decade. I started slowly, but worked up to very strong, hill climb runs with no foot, shin or tendon pain at all. I even completed my first half-marathon race ever, again with no foot pain—unbelievable! I’d long since given up the idea that I would be a runner, so it was an amazing surprise to be able to hit the trails again in my 30’s, and I did it wearing Awesome Toes! inside my shoes for all my runs.


The results experienced by our users have been just as impressive. YOGABODY students around the world use Awesome Toes! to help with conditions such as bunions, corns, hammertoe, overlapping toes, and plantar fasciitis. Like me, many people use them for balance, yoga postures, and running too. Awesome Toes! are a not a magical cure for all foot problems, but the vast majority of our users experience real benefits, usually within days, and some have experience turn-around’s as dramatic as mine.


How to Use Awesome Toes!


  • Good: in bed, while relaxing, while watching TV
  • Better: while walking around the house, before/after work, casually
  • Best: while practicing yoga, stretching or inside your wide-toed athletic shoes

NOTE: when you first start using Awesome Toes, start slowly. We recommend wearing them for no more than 1 hour initially, and slowly you’ll be able to work up to 4+ hours of continuous use. Just as it’s challenging to stretch for long periods of time, wearing Awesome Toes! for long periods of time is a big stretch on your feet, and you should give your body time to ease into it

About Awesome Toes!

  • 2 pair of Awesome Toes!
  • (regular & small sizes)
  • Made with latex-free, natural silicone
  • Soft, durable, and comfortable
  • Hand washable with warm water and soap
  • Beautiful, engraved wooden storage box
  • Wear around the house, while sleeping, while practicing yoga, and even inside your wide-toed shoes

What Type of Feet Do You Have?

Below are five common foot shapes, and while there are many more, chances are good that your “ideal foot” falls into one of these five categories. Is there anything wrong with having your second toe longer than the rest? No. Is there anything wrong with having the same length toes all the way across? Again, no. Your ideal foot is unique to you and there are many different “looking” feet that are healthy and highly functional.

No matter what your foot shape, everyone wants to avoid overlapping toes, bunions, hammertoes, or toes are that unable to articulate properly. Our feet are not as dexterous as our hands, but they should be able to move freely and dynamically. The purpose of Awesome Toes! Corrective Spacers is to bring your foot back to its natural, shape with strong, flexible and useful toes that can help you balance, run, jump, lift and load balance weight to keep your body moving functionally for many years to come.

NOTE: there are internet memes suggesting that foot shapes above reveal genetic heritage. There is no real science basis for this, but the more interesting observation is that not all feet are the same shape—and that’s ok.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, we recommend you wear them inside socks, in slippers, barefoot or in flip flops around your house. This is one of the simplest ways to help fix your feet and much more effective than just wearing while sitting or sleeping.
Most minimal footwear running shoes work just great with your Awesome Toes! as they have a toe width appropriate for natural foot shapes. Common minimal footwear includes NikeFree, Lems, and Merrell (I personally wear Lems). If in doubt, take your toe spacers with you to the shoe store to try them. They should fit comfortably without pressure.
They do not hurt, but they can be intense, especially at first and especially if you’re sitting or lying down. The sensation is that of a deep stretch or numbness, and this is often stronger when you’re inactive. This is yet another reason why we encourage active-wear use of Awesome Toes! You’ll get faster results with less discomfort.
Initially, aim for about 1 hour per day. Eventually, you’ll work up to 4 hours or more. I currently wear mine for about 8 hours daily (comfortably), but that took months to work up to.
Flexibility changes can be very long lasting, but keep in mind if you continue to spend most of your day in restrictive footwear, you’ll very likely end up with squished feet again. If you’re able to change your daily shoes to more natural footwear and use Awesome Toes! you’ll see amazing results.
Yes, for sure. High heels are a disaster for your feet. If you wear them daily, you’ll be fighting an uphill battle, but you still need to fight! Some of our most avid users are people who have to wear high heels daily.
Practice & Care Tutorials

Care Instructions

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Chair Pose Variation

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Crescent Lunge

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Pins n Needles

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Tree Pose

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