Joy-a-toes help spread your toes, comfortably, with their patented design and gel material. They're designed and made in Canada!
I was first introduced to Joy-a-Toes this summer during the Bella Coola Hiking Trip and Yoga Retreat that I co-led with Sarah Manwaring-Jones of Squamish, B.C. Sarah is a remarkable woman, and a beautifully sensitive yoga teacher. While we were hanging around (and even sometimes when we were doing yoga), Sarah was often separating her toes with these squishy little gel things.
I asked her about them. She told me that they're made of a kind of gel that is soft enough to be comfortable, but firm enough to help re-align your feet. They're designed by her teacher, Gioia Irwin in B.C. Sarah uses them with her students at her studio in Squamish, and they love how they make their feet feel.
When I got home, I ordered 2 pairs for myself (they come in small and large and it's recommended you start with the small. Some people will stay with small, but if you have size 11's like me, or wide feet, you might eventually graduate to the larger pair).
I was so excited by how energized and alive my feet felt after wearing them off and on for a few hours, that I immediately ordered several pairs to sell at the studio.
Since the Bella Coola hiking trip, I'd been noticing a wee bit of plantar fasciitis in my left foot, mostly in the mornings. After using Joy-a-Toes for one day, this has instantly gone away. I'm not going to make any guarantees, but I'm pretty happy with these little Joy-a-Toes!
Here's a picture of Sarah Manwaring-Jones, cooling off her happy feet in chilly Ptarmigan Lake.
Here's what Joy-a-Toes can do for bunions: