By Thomas DeLauer

Find a shoe that will relieve pressure on your knees and enhance your balance. HYLETE Community Captain Thomas DeLauer explains why having a shoe with a wider toe box is essential for training and your everyday performance. Watch now to find out which toe you might be neglecting and get the complete low down on wider toe box shoes.

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From 280lbs to the Covers of Magazines... All by living a lifestyle that is honest and real. Thomas DeLauer brings the nutrition expertise along with a unique perspective on health and wellness that is everything HYLETE.


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Most shoes come to a point at the front of the shoe. But guess what? That's not the way they're supposed to be.

I'm Thomas DeLauer with Hylete. Today, I'm giving you the lowdown on why you need picking a shoe that has a wider toe box.

You see, what a wider toe box allows your foot to do is put even pressure across the different toes so that you can make sure that your knees are aligned whenever you're running. Additionally, most shoes that compress your feet inward at the very tip end up taking the big toe out of the equation.

In reality, you need the big toe to stop yourself from pronating. If your toe is squished in, then how are you ever able to balance yourself and make it so that your ankles don't buckle in putting pressure on your knees. That big toe is a valuable part of running and a valuable part of the movement, in general, and making sure that you're balanced.

So make sure that you pay attention to whatever shoe you get and make sure that it has wider toe box. That's the front portion of the shoe. It shouldn't come to a narrow point. And the front of the show should definitely not be more narrow than the heel.

As always, keep it locked in here on Hylete. I'll see you in the next video.