Definition of toe box in English:

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toe box

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A piece of stiffened material between the lining and the toecap of a shoe.
Example sentences
  • The tendency toward hammertoes is often inherited, but shoes with a too-narrow toe box can also cause them.
  • An extra-depth, low heeled, laced oxford with a high toe box and molded insole is recommended.
  • If you've had problems before because of shoes that didn't fit well, you may want to be fitted for a custom-molded shoe with a high toe box.

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