Heart-bar shoes can be used to help treat laminitis and flat feet. The shoe mimics the unshod foot, as the frog and wall are restored to a natural pattern of weight bearing. The support offered to the coffin bone is crucial for speedy recovery and realignment. The shoe incorporates a roll toe and is safed off at the heel. Side clips are standard and they have a countersunk position for stud holes. The heart bar shoe also incorporates pitched nail holes providing a different angle for each nail making it easier to nail on. All Jim Blurton Bar shoes are manufactured using one piece of metal with no weld.