Okay, so it may not be the most glamorous of subjects, but taking care of one’s feet is usually fairly low down the priorities list. And given that our feet bear the brunt of our daily activity, it’s high time we paid them the attention they deserve. So, when we heard about Yoga Toes, a device helping to relieve points of tensions and counter the effects of high heels and intense exercise, we were keen to find out more...
What’s the concept?
While you may have spied Yoga Toes on your Instagram feed recently, let us introduce you properly – these toe separators spread toes away from each other and away from the ball of the foot to release tension and stretch muscles. Akin to the foam toe separators used by pedicurists, this innovative gel design is the easy way to give your feet a bit of TLC.
What do they do?
Designed to affect the muscles in the feet much like a workout or massage affects other parts of the body, Yoga Toes can help to improve the arch of the foot, boost circulation in the feet and legs and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The device can also ease symptoms associated with bunions, corns, plantar fasciitis, crossed toes and provide relief from intense exercise, such as running.
And who are they for?
If you wear tight shoes that squeeze the feet on a regular basis, Yoga Toes can help to restore and strengthen feet. Similarly, those with bunions may find relief in wearing the device, which can also be kept in the freezer for an added soothing effect. Yoga Toes may also benefit keen yogis who struggle with their balance as well as those who spend the majority of the day on their feet.
What if you wear high heels?
While they may seem harmless, high heels can wreak havoc on the feet – the pressure your toes experience by being pressed forward can lead to hammer toes (when the toe becomes permanently bent down), bunions, ingrown toenails and tendonitis. Yoga Toes can help to relieve tension and realign the natural position of the foot.
How should you use Yoga Toes?
Simply slip your toes into the inserts and start by wearing for 15 minutes per day, working up to an hour for optimum results. While the sensation can be slightly uncomfortable at first, stick with it, as the benefits are undeniable and can be felt almost immediately.
Don’t dismiss Yoga Toes as another fad – backed by science and with a loyal following, we predict big things for this clever device.