So why do I get painful hard skin between my toes? Finding hard skin between your toes is a more common finding than one may expect. The typical reason you develop a corn between your toes is due to pressure from the close proximity of the toes. When the toes tend to curl or hammer and rub against the adjacent toe the body forms hard skin to help protect the area from rubbing. They are sometimes known as a “kissing callus” or soft corn. Conservative ways to eliminate the corn is to have it shaved down or apply a toe sleeve or spacer. Surgically the digital deformity can be corrected. If you have this problem, don’t wait for treatment. Contact the doctors at Advanced Podiatry for immediate treatment.