Many foot problems—such as bunions, calluses and corns, or hammer, claw, or mallet toes—will not become severely painful or disabling if you wear shoes with a wide toe box that gives your toes and the ball of your foot more room.
Try to wear shoes that:
At home, wear sandals or soft-leather flat shoes or slippers. Or buy an inexpensive pair of cloth shoes and cut a hole over the affected joint.
Go barefoot as much as possible (or just wear a sock) unless you have diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or peripheral arterial disease. People who have these and other diseases and have limited or no sensation in their feet are encouraged not to go barefoot, because unnoticed injuries to their feet are more likely to become infected.
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