As a teenager, I had bad, recurring ingrowing toenails resulting in having the nails on my big toes removed 3 times. Each time, they grew back just the same until eventually, they sorted themselves out of their own accord. When my eldest son had the same problem, they were removed and the nail bed killed so that they didn't grow back. I now wish that I had had this, as I now have a nail fungal infection that I can't shake. I think a nice pair of Lowa boots in size 10 would help.