I have been wearing this toe spreader ever since my hallux valgus surgery for arthritis, about 16 years ago. I found them first at Shoppers Drugmart, but then they discontinued these soft gel toe spreaders. I was dissatisfied with the replacements and was desperately searching for this item. I finally found it at Well.ca! These spreaders kept my big toe from turning toward the second toe, and I have to wear them all the time ( I don't wear them with sandals though). They are comfortable, and one will last for at least six months. I bought the small size for my 8.5 foot.