Editor’s Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of shoes for women with six toes.
If you were born with six toes then you should know by now how challenging it can be to find a pair of shoes that fits.
Do you have six toes and truly struggling to find a pair of shoes to fit the shape of your feet? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different styles but they all end up being too narrow for your feet?
Finding a pair of shoes to accommodate six toes can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for. I am here to make that whole process easier for you.
You might be surprised to know that having an extra sixth toe is a highly common congenital malformation or commonly known “birth defect”. There should be no shame in having an extra toe, and I have fitted several women and children with six toes in the correct pair of shoes.
Moreover, there are a different number of reasons for having a congenital malformation like this one, and unfortunately, it cannot be prevented.
The good news is that I have helped a few women who needed shoes to accommodate their feet with six toes, and I know which shoe styles work better than others.
For your reassurance, I am an expert when it comes to fitting women’s shoes since I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last 10 years. Moreover, I have been helping women find the correct type of shoes and orthotics to reduce or fully eliminate the foot and leg pain that they were having. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.
We need to carry top quality shoes that are available in different sizes and widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to fit every woman, even if they have an extra toe.
In addition, the process of fitting a pair of shoes for women with a sixth toe is not that much different than that of a woman who has five toes. However, we must consider the extra room that we need in the shoes for that extra toe. We need to prevent those toes from getting cramped inside the shoes or overlap with the other toes.
There are two key features that the shoe styles must provide which are depth and a round toe-box, and I will describe them in more detail below.
I am going to show you a selection of the best shoes for women with six toes shortly, but first, let’s take a look at what features these shoe styles will provide and how to figure out your foot size from home.
Fitting Shoes for Six Toes – The 2 Most Important Features!
There are two important features that the shoes must have to fit your six toes:
☑️ Extra Depth: This feature will allow your feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the top part of your toes from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.
☑️ Rounded Toe-Boxes: This feature will prevent your extra toe from overlapping the other toes or rubbing against the side of the shoes.
Finding a shoe that is deep and comes with a round toe-box is ideal to make sure your feet are comfortable.
You might be asking yourself – how can you find shoes that provide these two features if shoes don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”?
Fortunately, I know exactly which women’s shoe styles provide these two features, and I will help you find them.
In addition to being deep and coming with a round toe-box the shoes must be supportive, lightweight, flexible, breathable, and durable.
You must avoid shoes that come with pointy toe-boxes. Shoes that are too narrow for a woman with six toes will be highly uncomfortable and lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, ingrown toenails, and corns, just to name a few.
Don’t forget that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has, if the shoes are not fitted properly, you won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Moreover, if you prefer online shopping and are going to be buying your shoes online, you need to be absolutely certain that you know your correct foot size. I wrote an article that describes the simplest yet most effective way to figure out your foot size from home. Please click on the link below:
Now that you know what features these shoe styles will provide and how to figure out your foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at the best shoes for women with six toes.
I only review shoes that I have fitted before since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Shoes for Women with Six Toes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Below you can find a selection of the best shoes for women with six toes. These shoes are available in different widths such as wide (W) and extra wide (XW) widths.
All of these shoe styles are available in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. It’s highly likely that you will have to choose a wider width to allow extra room for your toes. Please choose your shoe width accordingly.
Keep in mind that shoes can run short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for yourself to fit your six toes.
You always want to wear half a size longer than the size that you measure in the shoe measuring scale to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the shoes.
What Shoe Size Should You Order?
Take a look at the description below the shoes that I recommended to find out what shoe size you should order.
Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?
If you are looking for a different type of shoe to accommodate your extra toe I suggest that you ask your question in the comment section below or send me an email to:
In addition, I will also provide you with a selection of the best socks for a woman who has six toes since socks also play a key role in preventing the toes from rubbing against one another.
The Best Socks for Women with Six Toes
Wearing a pair of seamless socks will make a huge difference for a woman that has six toes.
It is really important to take into consideration the type of socks that you will wear with your shoes. This is one of the most important yet overlooked steps.
A pair of seamless socks will be ideal for a woman who has an extra toe, since it will allow for extra room around your toes, preventing them from cramping against one another.
One major advantage is that it will allow your toes to spread out comfortably and prevent them from overlapping against one another. It will also allow extra room in the socks for the toes, preventing them from rubbing against one another.
Trust me, you won’t have to worry about feeling the seams, the wrinkling, and the bunching of the socks anymore.
Did you know that getting the correct sock size is just as important as getting the correct shoe size?
Getting the correct sock size is crucial. If the socks are too big, they will end up bunching up below your feet, and if the socks are too short, they will end up cramping your toes, even if the socks are seamless.
To find your correct sock size, you must always look under the label “shoe size” in the sock’s tags. This is the most effective way to find your correct sock size. Take a look at the picture below for clarification:
Make sure that you don’t get your socks too short or too long, since they will end up feeling uncomfortable for your feet. Below you can find a selection of the best socks for women with six toes:
In addition, if you have been looking for a pair of shoes for your child with six toes, then you can take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best shoes for kids with six toes. Please click on the link below.
If you happen to need a pair of dress/office shoes to accommodate the shape of your six toes please do not hesitate to contact me since I will be able to help you find them. Certain styles come with extra depth that will accommodate your extra toe.
Have you found another shoe style or shoe brand that has worked well for your six toes and that you would like to recommend? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other women can benefit from your experiences.