The Best Shoes for Middle Toe Longer than the Big Toe – Let’s Keep your Toes Healthy!

Middle Toe Longer Than The Big Toe

Are you having a hard time finding a pair of shoes to accommodate your middle toe that is longer than your big toe? Have you developed any foot issues on your middle toe? Do you always have a hard time finding shoes that FIT?

We can’t deny that our feet are relentless workers, the sad part is that they are one of the most under-appreciated parts of our body.

Most importantly, most women are not even conscious of what their foot anatomy is and what this means. It is no understatement to say that if your middle toe is longer than your big toe, then you need to find the appropriate shoes to accommodate your middle toe.

Even though that having your middle toe longer than your big toe is not so common, there are certain shoe styles that will accommodate the shape of your middle toe and I will help you find them!

The most common mistake I see women make is to by longer shoes to prevent their middle toe from rubbing against the front of the shoes. Instead of going longer, you need to find shoes that provide the two following key features in order to accommodate the length of your middle toe:

  • Depth
  • Round Toe-Box

In addition, I will discuss the importance of these two features in further detail.

Please be reassured that it doesn’t matter how wide or how narrow your feet are, how flat or high your arches are, or if you have the middle toe longer than the big toe. There is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will FIT the shape of your feet perfectly and I will help you find it.

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 fitting as well.

Furthermore,I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last ten years. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, and we also provide regular shoe fittings. We carry the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles for women, since we are a fitting store that focuses in women with foot problems.I have personally fitted numerous shoes for women with different foot issues, sizes and widths.

I know exactly what type of shoe styles we need to look for if you have your middle toe as your longest toe.

Now, if you have the middle toe longer than the big toe, we will have to find a shoe that provides two key features:

  • Round Toe-Box: This will prevent the middle toe from rubbing against the end of your shoes or overlapping the other toes.
  • Depth: This will allow your feet to sit comfortably inside the shoe and prevent the top of the toes to rub against the top of the shoe.

Since I have been helping other women find their shoes online for over 3 years now, I can tell you that it’s hard to find an online shoe retailer that will allow you to filter by “depth of the shoe” or by “round toe-box”, but I have fitted most shoe styles and I am familiar with how each particular shoe styles fits.

I will show you a selection of the best shoes for middle toe longer than the big toe shortly. I am sure you are tired of having to waste time, effort and money with shoes that don’t fit.

The Importance of Shoes With Round Toe-Boxes ❤️

I want to elaborate further on what shoes with round toe-boxes are and to show you the differences among the different toe-boxes.

Let’s take a look at an example between a New Balance shoe style in a medium width and an Asics shoe style in the same width and length. Do you notice again how the New Balance shoe style has a much rounder toe-box than the Asics one?

Shoes With Wide Toe Box

Let’s take a look at another example:

New Balance Women Running Shoes

Do you notice how the New Balance shoe (the one on the right), has a much rounder toe-box than the Adidas one? The shoes are the same shoe width and the same shoe length. The New Balance shoe style has a much rounder toe-box than the Adidas one.

A shoe with a round toe-box will work perfectly for a woman that has the middle toe longer than the big toe, or for women with wide or extra wide feet. You won’t have to get longer shoes because the round toe-box will prevent your middle toe from rubbing against the front of the shoe.

Considering my years of experience, I am able to tell which shoe styles have a rounder toe-box since they are also the best fitting styles for women who need orthotics, and at the shoe store that I work for we fit a lot of orthotics for women with foot issues.

The Importance of Deeper Shoes ❤️

A shoe that is deep will allow your feet to sit deeply inside the shoe, which will provide the following benefits:

  • It will prevent you from getting longer shoes in order to prevent your middle toe from rubbing against the front of the shoes.
  • It will prevent the top of your feet or toes to rub against the top of your shoe.
  • The feet will sit comfortably inside the shoe and you won’t have the impression that your feet are coming out of the shoe.
  • If you need an orthotic, a deeper shoe will allow the orthotic to sit deeply inside the shoe for a much more comfortable FIT.

Let’s take a look at the difference between a deep shoe and one that is not. Both of these shoe styles have an orthotic fitted inside them. Do you notice how the orthotic is sitting deeply in the New Balance shoe (pink and grey)?

Deep Shoes For Orthotics

The picture below shows it more clearly. Do you notice how the orthotic in the Asics shoe style (all black) is fitting much further up than in the New Balance shoe style?

Deep Shoes For Orthotics

Now, besides coming with a round toe-box and being deep, you need your shoes to also be supportive, lightweight, durable, and breathable.

Please remember this: It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has, if the shoes are not the correct size, you won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. Whats even worse, you will end up creating several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, corns or even some more severe issues.

I always recommend women to g to their local fitting shoe store that they trust to be properly measured and fitted for shoes. The issue is that most local fitting shoe stores have been closing down, and we are left with big retailers that don’t really know how to measure feet.

Start by reading an article where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your correct foot size from home. Please go to the link below:

How to Measure your Foot Shoe Size – The Most Simple and effective Way!

Best Shoes for Women With the Middle Toe Longer than the Big Toe

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Keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

Here you can find a selection of the best shoes for women that have their middle toe longer than the first toe:


This selection of shoes fit “true to size”, which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the standard shoe measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or the side of the shoes.

These shoe styles will fit a woman that has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet, as long as you choose the width accordingly.

If you are unsure about your shoes fitting the shape of your feet correctly, please do not hesitate to contact me or send me a picture of your feet with the shoes and I will be able to help you better.

Do you have a child with the middle toe longer than the big toe? I actually wrote an article where I describe the best kids shoes for the middle toe longer than the big toe. Please go to the link below.

Middle Toe Longer Than The Big Toe – The Best Shoes To Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!

It’s important that you keep your kids’ feet healthy especially because children impose an enormous amount of stress on their feet and legs.

Have you tried any particular shoe style or brand that has accommodated your middle toe better? Please share your knowledge and experience in the comment section below, so we can all benefit from your experiences!

About Juan Pablo Valenzuela 130 Articles
My name is Juan Valenzuela and since I started fitting shoes in 2009, I have helped several women who claimed that their feet were too wide or too narrow to find that particular shoe style that they didn’t even know existed. Are you experiencing foot and leg pain? I have helped hundreds of women who were experiencing foot and pain due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes.Something so simple such as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will keep your feet and legs healthy. I know which shoe brands and shoe styles are better than others from having fitted them before.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Juan Pablo,
    Because of your recommendation, I purchased the New Balance 840v4 and got them 1/2 size larger as you suggested.
    Great fit. With my heel is more slim than the forefoot, I just tied with technique that creates a secure fit in the ankle area.
    Thank you very much!

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