toe box

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Noun1.toe box - the forward tip of the upper of a shoe or boot that provides space and protection for the toes; "the toe box may be rounded or pointed"
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
upper - piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot; "Uppers come in many styles"
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Washington, May 22 (ANI): A study has revealed that wearing high heel shoes with small toe box can lead to various foot problems.
Pointe shoes contain a hard resin block in the toe box, which can cramp and crush the toes, causing blisters, corns and split toe nails.
The shoe's toe box should be deep, (13) allowing no pressure on the toes, and wide enough to avoid causing pressure on either side of the foot.
Brodsky, a Dallas orthopedic surgeon and past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, says healthy shoes for kids are similar to healthy shoes for adults -- not too high a heel, plenty of width in the toe box, soft natural materials to conform to the shape of the foot and good support.
wear well-fitting shoes at all times, high toe box, wide and long enough, change shoes 2 times per day
D-Tec technology makes Stalkers waterproof and scent-proof, while the improved toe box tweaks fit and comfort to levels never before achieved.
Get the proper width: You should be able to easily wiggle your toes in the toe box.
The American National Standard for safety-toe footwear referred to in the OSHA standard deals with the strength of the toe box.
It is especially important for patients with type 2 diabetes to have well-fitting shoes with a wide toe box, because their nervous system complications may prevent them from feeling foot pain that might be caused by ill-fitting shoes.
Nonsurgical treatment includes shoes with a wide toe box, and a semirigid orthosis to place the foot in a more neutral position.