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Has it been proven that loose shoes cause clawed toes?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Loose shoes do not directly cause claw toes.
If your shoes are loose enough you will grip with your toes to hold on to your shoes. This, over time, may lead to clawing of the toes.

In brief: Somewhat

Loose shoes do not directly cause claw toes.
If your shoes are loose enough you will grip with your toes to hold on to your shoes. This, over time, may lead to clawing of the toes.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I have never heard of that in the past.

In brief: No

I have never heard of that in the past.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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