Best Saucony Shoes for Hallux Rigidus
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Hallux Rigidus describes a condition that affects the big toe. It is a stiffening and restriction of movement of the big toe into flexion and extension. Activities such as walking or running, requiring a significant degree of extension, can irritate the joint, causing pain and swelling. Finding the best pair of New Balance Shoes for Hallux Rigidus can reduce your pain and improve the movement of the rest of your body as you walk or run.
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The best New Balance shoes for Hallux Rigidus will have a low heel-to-toe drop, plush cushioning, a rigid rocker or curved sole, and a well-sized toe box. In our experience, the best New Balance shoes for severe Hallux Rigidus are the Fresh Foam and More v4 for severe symptoms. For moderate Hallux Rigidus, the FuelCell Propel v4 work well, and for mild Hallux Rigidus, we recommend the Fresh Foam X Kaiha Road.
The New Balance Fresh Foam X Kaiha Road is our recommended shoe for mild Hallus Rigidus.
The Fresh Foam X Kaiha Road has a low heel-to-toe drop and the Fresh Foam midsole offers a very cushioned and comfortable feeling shoe.
The slightly curved sole also provides an easier roll-through from heel-to-toe with each stride.Buy Men's Buy Women's
The New Balance FuelCell Propel v4 is our recommended shoe for moderate Hallus Rigidus.
The FuelCell Propel v4 has a low heel-to-toe drop and a stiff sole with a plastic plate, which provides a roll-through from heel-to-toe with propulsion.
This is less cushioned than the other shoes but the stiff plate makes it more comfortable with each stride with the need for less big toe extension.Buy Men's Buy Women's
The New Balance Fresh Foam and More v4 is our recommended shoe for severe Hallus Rigidus.
The Fresh Foam and More v4 is the plushest cushioned of the shoes we have recommended, with a stack height of approximately 34mm while keeping a low heel-to-toe drop.
This shoe is designed with a rocker profile to promote a smooth transition from heel to toe and reduce the need for extension of the big-toe.Buy Men's Buy Women's
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly.