Are you having a hard time finding a pair of shoes to accommodate your ingrown toenails? Do you feel like you try on a different whole bunch of different styles but they all end up pinching your toes?
Finding a pair of shoes to accommodate your ingrown toenails can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for.
✅ Extra Depth: Your shoes must be deep in order to allow your feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the top of your toe with the ingrown toenail to rub against the top of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a shoe that provides extra depth and one that doesn’t:
✅ Round Toe-Boxes: This feature helps prevent your toes from squeezing your big to against the side of the shoes or the other toes from rubbing against each other.
You might be wondering…
How are you going to find a pair of shoes with those features if shoes don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”?
Don’t worry because I will help you find them! I have fitted these type of shoes before and I know which styles will provide you with those features.
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.
Over the years I became familiar with the best women’s shoes for ingrown toenails.
Ingrown toenails can impact your daily activities and even prevent you from doing some of the things that you enjoy the most.
I had to deal with an ingrown toenail before and I know exactly how painful it can be. At one point, I stopped playing soccer because the pain was unbearable. I remember that the pain started going away after wearing the correct pair of shoes. It is amazing that something so simple as getting the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style can make such a huge difference in keeping your feet healthy.
I can tell you that the best and proven method to prevent you from suffering from an ingrown toenail is to wear the right type of shoes. Wearing shoes that are wide enough for your feet and that have a nice round toe-box will prevent your toes from overlapping with each other and putting pressure in the big toe.
In addition, wearing the right type of socks will also help since it will reduce friction on your big toe. There are seamless socks that will feel much more comfortable on your feet.
I will show you a selection of the best women’s shoes for ingrown toenails shortly, but first I want to make sure that you know your exact foot size and get familiar with the features that these shoes have to offer.
Are you aware that wearing the wrong shoe size is one of the main reasons for causing an ingrown toenail? Shoes that are too small or too narrow are a direct cause for ingrown toenails.
It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoe is not fitted properly, you will not get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you might end up creating all sort of foot issues to your feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
Additionally, if you prefer online shopping and are in fact going to be buying your shoes online, you need to be absolutely be sure 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:
The Main Causes for Ingrown Toenails – Let’s Find Out!
The following are 3 of the main causes of ingrown toenails:
- Cutting your toenails too short.
- Wearing shoes that are too short or too narrow.
- Wearing socks that are too small.
These factors can contribute you to develop an ingrown toenail. Keep that in mind next time you are looking to buy a pair of shoes.
Dealing with an Ingrown Toenail – Helpful Suggestions!
There are three different steps that will definitely help reduce, or completely eliminate the pain from an ingrown toenail.
- Have the nail cut down by a podiatrist. Make sure you cut your toenails straight across, and never curved or too short.
- Soaking the sore toe in warm water for 15 minutes 2 to 3 times each day will reduce the swelling.
- Wear shoes that are deep and come with a rounder toe box, so you won’t press on the toenail.
The Most Effective Way to Prevent an Ingrown Toenail – Deeper Shoes!
As I have mentioned, the best way to prevent an ingrown toenail is to wear the correct type of shoes in the correct shoe size. Always avoid shoes that are too narrow that may squeeze your toes together.
Seamless socks will also help prevent your toes from putting pressure against each other.
Always examine your foot regularly, since you may not necessarily experience any discomfort when having an ingrown toenail.
Be aware that if the ingrown toenail is left untreated or undetected, it may infect the underlying bone and might lead to a serious bone infection.
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.
The Best Women’s Shoes for Ingrown Toenails ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Below you can find a selection of the best women’s shoes for ingrown toenails. All of these shoes provide extra depth, rounder toe-boxes, and they are available in wide (W) and extra wide (XW) widths to make sure there is no pressure on your big toe.
In order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.6 centimeters of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.
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.
You always want to wear a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the shoes.
On the other hand…
If you measure a foot size 7 and the shoes fit “short”, then you will need to choose the shoe size 8 in order to allow enough wiggle room and prevent your big toe from rubbing against the front of the shoes (a whole size longer instead of a half a size longer). On the other hand, if the shoes fit “long” then you will need to pick the same shoe size instead of going a half a size longer (since the shoes already fit long).
On a different note, do you have a child that is dealing with an ingrown toenail? Take a look at an article I wrote where I show a selection of the best shoes for ingrown toenails and how to prevent it. Please click on the link below.
Seamless Socks for Ingrown Toenails – Soft and Comfortable Socks!
You will find that most socks have seams right across the toes and some women hate feeling every lump and bump. The seams can also constrict toe movement and make your toes rub against each other.
The best solution to this is wearing a pair of seamless socks. Moreover, let’s take a look on what makes seamless socks so special for women:
- As the name suggests, seamless socks are free of the seams that can cause irritation and discomfort to the toes of your feet.
- These socks have a unique design in which they do not have separate heels like traditional socks do. Therefore, seamless socks prevent lumps from forming in the socks and are comfortable for women to wear.
- They are stronger and more durable than traditional socks.
- They prevent our toes from rubbing or overlapping with each other.
- They are easy to put on and fun to wear. They are fashionable, and you can choose from a wide variety of colors and styles.
Below you can find a selection of the best seamless socks for women with ingrown toenails:
Do you know of another shoe style that has worked well for your ingrown toenails? Is there any other type of shoe that you are looking for to accommodate your ingrown toenail? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other women can benefit from your experiences.