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rocker bottom shoes were designed to possibly give more muscles in the lower leg more of an exercise.
but 2010 University of Wisconsin study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise compared exercise wearing rocker bottom shoes and regular running shoes. The study found there was no fitness benefit to wearing rocker sole shoes
for your arthritic big toe, you might need a larger wider shoe to allow more space for that toe.
an orthodic shoe with more room for your toes
something like this
might be better for you
you can also go to medical supply stores in your area and see what sort of medical orthodic shoes they carry and try them on and see which ones fit you best and are better for your toe
I don't think a rocker bottom shoes would help you. you need your toes to help with balance for those types of rocker bottom shoes.
I don't think you want to use your toe more for balance purposes.
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