Good shoes for hallux limitus patients include shoes with stiff soles, including hiking boots and clogs, which are the best, according to Kaiser Permanente. Rocker-soled shoes, such as MBT shoes or Skechers Shape-ups can be comfortable for people with hallux limitus, or limited upward movement of the big toe joint.
Hallux limitus patients should not wear high heels and should avoid flexible shoes, if possible, notes Kaiser Permanente. Shoe selections should have soft uppers and enough toe-box width to prevent jamming of the big toe when walking. When buying shoes, individuals should measure the length and width of their feet first, and they should take the measurements later in the day rather than earlier.