Here Dr. Shawn Allen of The Gait Guys talks about some of the basic components of the shoe toe box. He discusses some of the problems in the Western world with improper shoe fabrication and toe box fit and shape. Then he shows a case of a hallux valgus where the distal toe length is shifted laterally into abduction (generally speaking) and with the combination of a widening of the forefoot the subsequent foot length is reduced. Comparing this to the opposite foot shoes that quite often with unilateral pathology foot wear sizing needs some deeper thought, awareness and wisdom. Look for The Gait Guys advanced Shoe Fit DVD program on their website starting in 2012.