Do you suffer from hallux valgus? You're not the only one. The estimate is that about a third of all adults suffer from hallux valgus to some degree. A hallux valgus sock protects the foot's knuckle (hallux valgus) from pain and discomfort. Prevent aggravation and relieve symptoms with the smart-knit hallux valgus socks from Sockwell. They have anatomical pads and the big toe is separated from the other toes.