Wide Toe Box Can Prevent Some Common Foot Problems: MD Podiatrist

“Podiatrists see a wide range of foot and lower-limb concerns,” explains Daniel Michaels, DPM. “If you suffer from problems with your toes, such as corns or ingrown toenails, then avoid a narrow toe box,” Michaels says. 
“Yes, your toes really will slide forward into the pointy parts of your shoes! Even slight compression can cause problems, and I often see patients in my clinic suffering as a result of wearing shoes that are narrower than their forefoot.” If this is the case, try wide-fit shoes. But as Dr. Michaels points out, a ‘wide fit’ is simply wider than other shoes in a particular range and doesn’t necessarily mean they will fit if you have a wider foot, so having your feet measured properly is important.