Hammertoes is a term used to describe mis-shapen or crooked toes. While genetics has a role in creating hammertoes, poorly fitting shoes can put unnatural pressure on your toes as well. This pressure creates mis-shapen toes that prevent your toes from resting flat, or force one of your toes into, or onto, another. Often those with flat feet develop hammertoes because muscles working in the defective arch area pull back on the muscles in the toes. Drew footwear is designed with wide toe boxes that allow the toes to spread evenly across the shoe's surface. Drew's added depth and double added depth footwear with removable insoles creates the necessary room to relieve pressure and reduce friction that can create corns, bunions and blisters. Note: This documentation is not intended to suggest treatments for abnormal foot conditions. Any such cases should be referred to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.