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Old 10-17-2007, 06:03 PM   #21
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I've been tempted to try them, but I have a real bone phobia thing. I have a really bad fear of breaking toes or fingers (or any bone for that matter). I know YT doesn't break your bones, but it's borderline scary for me.

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:49 PM   #22
 
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yeah i don't know what happened to my original yoga toes thread...it disappeared!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #23
 
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They are great after your toes have been scrunched in shoes all day. I find having my toes stretched relaxes my entire lower leg. I got mine for 1/2 price with a coupon in September. Maybe they'll run another one.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:42 AM   #24
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I was wearing mine last night. They really make my feet feel good after being squished into closed shoes all day.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:16 AM   #25
 
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somewhere along the way i bought a second pair. they're here at work. i think i'll put them on
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:13 PM   #26
 
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I finally ordered these and I love them. I haven't gotten my SO or daughter to try them (chickens) but I'm sure one of these days when nobody else is around.........

Two thumbs up from me. My feet feel refreshed and stretched when I'm done. Thanks fig jam.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:36 PM   #27
 
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I used to work in a dance supply store and we had a pair to try (we never did order a full stock) and we loved them! Oh I wish I had ordered a pair for myself. They stretch everything and are perfect after a long day of dancing. I'll have to look into a pair. They worked great even on my short stubby toes.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:08 PM   #28
 
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So I finally caved and bought myself a pair of YogaToes. I can't wait for them to get here! I've been "practicing" with some regular pedicure toe stretcher things, and I'm not feeling a stretch anymore-- I was concerned that the YogaToes would hurt since my feet are so small, but I think I'll be alright now.

Anyone still using these regularly? Any improvement in foot pain, bunions, etc.?

BTW, if anyone is thinking about getting these, don't buy them without using a coupon code from RetailMeNot.com. I used the ALR2 code and saved $15!
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #29
 
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I'm still using mine but not getting full benefit because I don't use them as often as I should. My feet feel very good and relaxed after I use them, and I wish I would get more disciplined about it because I have a tendency toward hammertoes. They're supposed to help with that.

My problem is, once I put them on I can't walk in them, and I don't want to sit still for an hour!!
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:44 AM   #30
 
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I use mine on a regular basis, but only for 30 minutes. I'm like fig jam - I just don't take enough time for myself.
I love them.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:50 AM   #31
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I can sort of walk in mine, but my BF says I walk like Frankenstein!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:14 AM   #32
 
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j'adore - I use them for my hammertoes. They really help relieve the pain and kinda straighten your toes out.
I really like them. But you have to sit and relax with them on. You can't be running around the house trying to do stuff. So put them on when you're going to watch a TV show.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:49 AM   #33
 
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Wow, that was fast. They got here today! As I expected, they were a bit painful to put on and wear, especially on my right foot's baby toe and ring-finger toe. So, I just didn't shove them down all the way and only wore them for 10-20 minutes to start. Feels good!
I hope this will help the small bunion I have on my left foot, and maybe my right foot will eventually stretch out so they aren't painful to wear. I don't know why it's only that one that hurts-- maybe because it's slightly larger than my left foot, so it fits tighter in my shoes?

Thanks for your updates, everyone!
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #34
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Usually one foot is larger, and I think the more squished your toes have been, the longer it takes to stretch them out.

You're using the right approach -- just don't push them down all the way at first, and increase the time gradually. For me, even 20 minutes make my feet feel a lot better.
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I need to buy some of these. Now that I have started running, I have my very first bunion.
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I need to buy some of these. Now that I have started running, I have my very first bunion.
Are you sure your shoes fit properly? Bunions are caused by excessive pressure put on the joint so your body reacts by creating deposits on the joint to protect it. The predisposition to them is also hereditary. I have been dancing since I was 12 (including years of pointe work) and I don't have bunions. Proper fitting footwear (in all aspects of your life) is key!
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I went back to the place where I got my shoes, and a woman who works there said I should make sure on my next pair of running shoes that there is mesh on that spot of the shoe, which will allow my foot to relieve the pressure. Right now I only have mesh above and below the spot.

They have a podiatrist who comes in twice a week, so I will check with them. My GP didn't even come up with bunions when I talked to him the other day. He said I just needed arch support. Boo.
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Arch support will help with bunions (helping to take pressure off that joint).

I'm a bit of a foot nerd. It comes from 12 years of fitting highly specialized shoes (dance shoes of all types). I always used to use the scare tactics with those girls wearing bad shoes or refused to wear spacers. Bunions will eventually require surgery to fix which means they will either shave the deposits of the bone or break your toe and realign it with pins. And then it's no more cute shoes for you. Just orthopedic stuff. I threatened them with wearing Birkenstocks to prom. That usually got them taking better care of their feet.
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Arch support will help with bunions (helping to take pressure off that joint).

I'm a bit of a foot nerd. It comes from 12 years of fitting highly specialized shoes (dance shoes of all types). I always used to use the scare tactics with those girls wearing bad shoes or refused to wear spacers. Bunions will eventually require surgery to fix which means they will either shave the deposits of the bone or break your toe and realign it with pins. And then it's no more cute shoes for you. Just orthopedic stuff. I threatened them with wearing Birkenstocks to prom. That usually got them taking better care of their feet.
I can't wear cute shoes anyway, but I get your point. Hopefully I will get helpful answers from the podiatrist.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:18 AM   #40
 
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Bumping this thread...

...because I bought a pair of authentic Yoga Toes at my local CVS pharmacy recently for $4.99 (yes that says FOUR!) I think they were mismarked, but I wasn't going to say anything. I've been wearing them in the bathtub or when I'm hanging around on the couch. I love them. I'm hoping to be able to start wearing them to bed, because I would love to start off the day with my toes feeling stretched and open.
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