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Best Shoes for Bunions 2024, Based On Podiatrist-Recommendation

Best Shoes for Bunions 2024, Based On Podiatrist-Recommendation

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay - Founder and Designer of Sole Bliss Shoes - Shoes for Bunions & Wide Feet

Dr Brad Schaeffer

Dr Brad Schaeffer

Dr Brad Schaeffer, DPM - Board Certified Foot Surgeon & Podiatrist with the ABFAS

Best Shoes for Bunions


If you are one of the millions of people who suffer with bunions, wearing the correct footwear is essential. When it comes to looking for comfortable, fashionable shoes for bunions, there is only one solution - Sole Bliss! 


Why is it so important to choose the best shoes for bunions? If you do not wear supportive, comfortable shoes for bunions, your foot health may deteriorate. Bunions can get worse over time and they can lead to other foot problems such as flat feet, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis.


Bunions can be painful and cause a lot of discomfort. The easiest way to alleviate the pain is to wear comfortable shoes for bunions. And good news, shoe lovers... although bunion shoes for women may conjure up the idea of orthopaedic-looking shoes, there are plenty of fashionable options out there! 


We are going to show you fashionable yet comfy work shoes, dress shoes for bunions, stylish trainers, bunion sandals and so much more. In addition to our collection of women's shoes for bunions, we also have a dedicated collection for men.



Sprint: Navy Leather & Silver - Trainers for Bunions




What is a Bunion?


Before we show you our collection of fashionable shoes for bunion sufferers, we are going to tell you exactly what is a bunion


A bunion is a bony lump which forms at the base of the big toe. Bunions form when the first metatarsal shifts outwards and the big toe moves inwards towards the second toe. The joint connecting the first metatarsal to the big toe moves out of position, which results in a bulging bump: a bunion (also known as Hallux Valgus). 


Luna Camel & Black Leather 


Luna: Camel & Black Leather - Ballet Flats for Bunions




What Causes Bunions to Develop? 


If you are looking for good shoes for bunions, you may want to know what has caused your bunions to develop.


There are several causes of bunions:

1. Genetics
2. Biomechanics
3. Pregnancy
4. Chronic Obesity
5. Medical Conditions
6. Poorly-Fitting Footwear


Most podiatrists will agree that the main cause of bunions is genetics. Blame your grandparents! However, a combination of factors are often to blame. Poorly-fitting footwear is often a trigger for the formation of bunions, so the importance of wearing good shoes for bunions cannot be overstated.


Please follow this link to read more about what causes bunions to develop


Trinity: Bronze Leather - Loafers for Bunions




Treatment for Bunions


Once a bunion has formed, there is no non-surgical method for shrinking or reversing it. The best non-surgical treatment is to wear good shoes for bunions. In addition to the correct footwear, there are other simple ways you can look after your bunions, without needing to undergo surgery. 


The best ways to treat bunions without surgery are: 

1. Massage and exercise your feet
2. Take a paracetamol 
3. Soak your feet in a foot bath
4. Ice your feet
5. Try bunion pads or bunion splints
6. Wear bunion-friendly shoes


Wearing comfortable shoes or bunion shoes will contribute to your overall foot health and prevent other foot conditions. Please follow this link to read more about treating your bunions without surgery



Harley: Black Leather & Suede - Wide Trainers for Plantar Fasciitis




Best Overall Shoes for Bunions


When it comes to finding the best women's shoes for bunions, there is only one destination: Sole Bliss. Sole Bliss is the market leader in bunion shoes, shoes for wide feet and overall exceptionally comfortable shoes.


There are several factors to consider when deciding what constitutes good shoes for bunions. 


Leading podiatrist Dr Brad Schaeffer outlines the key features for the best shoes for bunions: 

1. Deep and wide toe-box
2. Breathable fabrics (leather is best)
3. Seam-free leather lining
4. Arch support
5. A stretch panel for bunions (this is unique to Sole Bliss)


Sole Bliss shoes contain a podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology which features all of these components. All this comfort is wrapped up in luxuriously soft leathers and fashionable silhouettes to provide support, comfort and style! 


Discover a few of our most comfortable, fashionable shoes for bunions.



Best Women's Shoes for Bunions


The best women's shoes for bunions are Sole Bliss. Our bunion shoes for women are recommended by more than 1,000 podiatrists and loved by over 50,000 women around the world. 


Every shoe is specifically designed for women's feet with bunions. Please follow this link to read more about How Our Shoes Work.



Best Trainers for Bunions


Our Hero Trainers are one of the best trainers for women with bunions. We would also recommend our trainers called Feather, Star, Sprint, Harley, Hampton, Drama, Dandy and Disco. Our trainers for bunions are available in over 40 colourways.



Star: Camel Leather & Suede - Best Trainers for Bunions





Best Sandals for Bunions


Whether you're looking for heeled sandals, flat sandals or flatform sandals, our collection of sandals for women with bunions are supremely comfortable and so stylish too!  



Bertie: White & Metallic Leather - Best Sandals for Bunions





Best Heels for Bunions


When it comes to finding comfortable heels, work shoes and dress shoes for bunions, Sole Bliss is your one-stop shop. We have selected just one of our favourite heels for bunions but you can shop the full collection here: Heels for Bunions





Best Men's Shoes for Bunions


Sole Bliss specialises in luxuriously comfortable and stylish shoes for women with bunions. However we also have a collection of Men's Shoes for Bunions.


Our Men's Collection features 5 stand-out trainers for men with bunions and foot problems like plantar fasciitis. Our Men's Shoes for Bunions contain all the signature comfort features of our shoes - including a wide toe-box, a stretch panel for bunions, and our anatomically contoured, ultra-cushioned footbed. 


Our Collection of Men's Shoes for bunions and plantar fasciitis is available in 5 colours: Black, Navy, Taupe, White & Tan. 



Best Budget Shoes for Bunions


At Sole Bliss, we pride ourselves in providing high quality, realistically priced fashionable footwear all year round.


Our collection constantly evolves as we launch new styles every month. We listen to our customers' requests and we react to the latest fashions to create on-trend, luxuriously comfortable footwear at an affordable price.


We sometimes offer discounts on styles which we decide not to continue into new collections and you will find these styles in our Last Chance to Buy Collection.



Luna: Navy Croc Leather - Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis & Bunions




Best Dress Shoes for Bunions


Whether you're looking for smart and comfortable work shoes or the best dress shoes for bunions, Sole Bliss has got you covered! Our extensive collection of heels for women with bunions includes timeless classics and dressy elegant shoes in beautiful colours, neutral shades and a wide variety of leathers and suedes. 


Our stylish collection of dress shoes for bunions are suitable for all women. Whether you suffer with severe bunions or a mild deformity, Sole Bliss is your one-stop shop for comfortable heels. We have selected a few of our favourite heels for bunions on this blog but you can shop the full collection here: Heels for Bunions. Our collection is constantly evolving too, as we launch new heels every month! 


Corinne: Pale Taupe Suede - Heels for Bunions




Best Shoes for Wide Feet


All Sole Bliss shoes are suitable for women with bunions. However if you have wide feet (with or without bunions), you will love our collection of shoes for wide feet too.


Our wide fit shoes feature a wide toe-box which is ideal for bunions, wide feet and high insteps. You can view our full collection of Wide Fit Shoes here or read more about what makes our shoes the best for wide feet here.


A few of our favourite wide shoes for bunions or without bunions are our Luxe Loafers and Miracle Trainers. These styles feature a deep and wide toe-box, our ingenious stretch panel for bunions or wide feet, and all the cushioning features of every Sole Bliss shoe. 




Star: Grey Leather - Wide Shoes for Bunions




Best Shoes for Flat Feet


In addition to bunions and wide feet, Sole Bliss shoes are suitable for lots of foot conditions. One of the most common foot problems of Sole Bliss customers is Flat Feet. 


Flat feet is where your feet press flat against the ground. Flat feet is often referred to as fallen arches because your arches are low to the ground. 


The best shoes for flat feet have plenty of arch support, as well as heel and toe support, and tend to be wide-fitting. Please follow this link to read more about what makes our shoes the best for flat feet here.





Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis


If you are looking for the best shoes for plantar fasciitis, Sole Bliss has got you covered. From comfortable work shoes to casual shoes, we have the best options for plantar fasciitis shoes. 


All Sole Bliss shoes for plantar fasciitis are handcrafted from luxuriously soft leathers and suedes. They are fully leather lined and feature our signature anatomically contoured and ultra-cushioned footbed.

The footbed is designed to alleviate the pain of plantar fasciitis and other foot problems. It features high-quality memory foam and shock absorption which work to reduce plantar fasciitis pain. 


With over 200 styles to choose from, it's time to browse our bestselling shoes for plantar fasciitis now! Please follow this link to read more about what makes our shoes the best for plantar fasciitis.


Savannah: Black Suede
 & Patent - Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis





Video: Type of Shoes to Wear for Plantar Fasciitis

Founder and Designer of Sole Bliss, Lisa Kay shares her top tips on how to choose shoes for Plantar Fasciitis.



Best Walking Shoes for Bunions


If you are looking for the best walking shoes for bunions, you will love our Miracle Trainers! Our Miracle Trainers are comfortable, supportive and designed for daily walks. If you spend a lot of time on your feet or do a lot of walking, comfortable walking shoes for bunions are a must. 


Sole Bliss' Miracle Trainers contain our ultra-cushioned, anatomically contoured footbed which provides shock absorption and cushioning support for your feet. Just like all Sole Bliss shoes, a deep and wide toe-box accommodates wider feet and our ingenious Bunion Bed stretch panel gives you extra space for bunions or any difficult joints. 


Our Miracle Trainers are not sports trainers - they are fashion trainers - but the support and comfort of our trainers make them the best walking shoes for bunions.



Best Sandals for Bunions


When temperatures rise, Sole Bliss shoes will be your saviour! We have the best collection of sandals for bunions


All our sandals for bunions are handcrafted in Italy from the finest leathers and are fully leather lined. This is crucial when the weather heats up and will prevent your feet from sweating.


As with all Sole Bliss shoes, our bunion sandals feature a wide toe-box and a stretch panel for bunions. It is very normal for feet to swell a little in the warmer weather, so this extra room also makes our sandals the best for bunions and wide feet. 


We have a wide collection of flat sandals, heeled sandals, platform sandals and wedges, all designed for women with bunions and wide feet. You can view our full collection of Bunion Sandals here.



Bree: White Leather - Sandals for Bunions





Best Cold Weather Shoes for Bunions


Looking for cold weather shoes which are suitable for bunions? We've got you covered! Browse our beautiful collection of Winter Boots, as well as our fur-lined trainers. So even when temperatures drop, we've got the best bunion shoes for women.


Halo: Black Leather & Fur - Cold Weather Bunion Shoes for Women




Best Running Shoes for Bunions


Sole Bliss specialises in comfortable, fashionable shoes for women with bunions. Our shoes are fashion shoes, so we would not recommend them as running shoes for bunions. However, if you are looking for comfortable shoes for walking, our Miracle Trainers are the best for women with bunions and difficult feet.



How We Selected the Best Shoes for Bunions


When it comes to choosing the best shoes for bunions, there are several factors to consider. 

1. Wide Toe-Box
2. Comfort and Support
3. Flexibility 


All Sole Bliss shoes contain a podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology which features all of these components, making them the best shoes for bunions and the best shoes for standing all day if you have bunions. 


Sole Bliss creates the best wide toe box shoes for women. All our shoes feature a deep and wide toe-box which offers more volume than a tradition shoe. Say for example, you usually order a size EU 38. Our wide toe box shoes will give you the volume of a size EU 40 or 41 in the toe-box, whilst the rest of the shoe fits neatly at the back. If you have bunions or wide feet, you no longer need to size up to get the width and depth you need. Our wide toe box shoes for women have got you covered! 



Petra Fur: Taupe Leather & Suede - Wide Toe Box Shoes for Women



Comfort and support are so important when selecting the best women's shoes for bunions. Sole Bliss shoes feature 3 layers of soft underfoot cushioning which provides luxurious comfort, custom contoured and shock absorption. 


All our closed-back shoes feature a superior arch support mechanism which provides an additional layer of support which is particularly important if you suffer with other foot issues such as flat feet


Women's shoes for bunions should be flexible too: flexible soles and flexible uppers make for the most comfortable work shoes, casual shoes and any other shoes you may be looking for. All Sole Bliss shoes are crafted with ultra-soft leather and suede uppers (and leather linings) which provide flexibility, as well as durability and softness.


There are other things to consider when selecting the best shoes for bunions. Consider the height of the shoe. Are you looking for a high heel or a low heel or flat shoe? Consider the width of the shoe. All Sole Bliss shoes have a wide toe-box for bunions, but if you need extra width all over, we recommend browsing our Wide Fit Collection in particular. 




What Shoes do Podiatrists Recommend for Bunions?


According to podiatrists, the best shoes for bunions feature: 

1. Deep and wide toe-box
2. Breathable fabrics (leather is best)
3. Seam-free leather lining
4. Arch support
5. A stretch panel for bunions (this is unique to Sole Bliss)


Podiatrists recommend Sole Bliss for our wide shoes for bunions, including heels for bunions, bunion sandals and comfortable work shoes. We also design the most fashionable shoes for bunion sufferers, so you can look stylish while keeping your feet comfortable and in line with podiatrists' recommendations. 




Can the Wrong Shoes Make Bunions Worse?


It is so important to wear good shoes for bunions. The wrong shoes can make bunions worse. If you wear tight or ill-fitting shoes, you risk putting added pressure on bunions, which can lead to redness, soreness, rubbing and blistering.


Very high heels can also make bunions worse as they push your bodyweight forward, putting pressure on your toes, and exacerbating the development of bunions. 


Should you wear Wide Shoes if you have Bunions?


If you have bunions, it is likely that you will need to wear wide shoes for bunions. Wide shoes for bunions will provide your toes with more wiggle room and prevent rubbing against this difficult joint.


However, not all bunion sufferers have wide feet. It is very common to have a bunion on the front of your foot but narrower feet at the back. In these cases, it is important to look for wide toe-box shoes (rather than just wide-fitting shoes). 


Sole Bliss has a large collection of wide toe box shoes for women with bunions. Our wide toe box shoes have lots of room across the front of the foot (the toe-box is much deeper and wider than a traditional shoe) whilst the rest of the shoe fits neatly at the back. You no longer need to size up to find a shoe that fits your bunions. Our shoes are designed to fit your feet! 


If you have any questions about our shoes' suitability for your feet, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. Our friendly, knowledgeable Customer Care Team is here to help! 




Disco: Black Leather - Wide Toe Box Trainers

How much should Quality Shoes for Bunions cost?


At Sole Bliss, we pride ourselves in providing high quality realistically priced footwear. All our shoes are handcrafted from the finest leathers, sourced locally in Italy and Spain. Every pair incorporates our award-winning, podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology, which is a combination of components which provide your feet with total comfort and support. 


We create the most comfortable, fashionable, quality shoes for women with bunions, wide feet and other foot needs. The price of our shoes starts at £119. 




Terri: Khaki Suede - Comfy Work Shoes for Bunions 


What are the Worst Shoes for Bunions?


Good shoes for bunions are so important! However there are a lot of bad options out there. The worst shoes for bunions are narrow, tight-fitting shoes, generally pointed toes, with no room in the toe-box for bunions. 


Pointed high heels are often considered the worst shoes for bunions. However there are options for fashionable shoes for bunion sufferers. If you are used to wearing high heels, it is still possible to wear heels designed for bunions. Just make sure the shoes have a wide toe-box and plenty of room for your bunions or difficult joints. 



Sole Bliss Customers with Bunions


For those struggling to find the best shoes for bunions, discovering the right product is a game-changer for comfort and relief. Sole Bliss shoes are tailored to tackle the challenges linked to foot conditions like bunions offering triple layer cushioning ad our signature bunion bed stretch panel for difficult joints. 

Rather than just taking our word for it, this bunion customer review below shares a first hand experience, showcasing the transformative impact of Sole Bliss shoes for plantar fasciitis. 

Wow 🤩 I bought my first pair of Sole Bliss evening shoes a few weeks ago and without a shadow of a doubt these silver beauties are the most comfy glam shoes ever !! Since developing a dreaded bunion on my right foot I have been unable to find shoes that enabled me to dance the night away without abandoning shoes altogether early in the evening ! These shoes are worth every penny and been worn on numerous occasions on a cruise and partying! I am now about to purchase some boots from Sole Bliss and I am so delighted to have at last found a shoe company to accommodate my needs ….. Yippee ! 👏” - Caroline

If you have any questions about finding the best shoes for your feet, please contact our Customer Care team who are highly knowledgeable and here to help!

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When it comes to comfort, Lisa Kay knows it all! Lisa has been a Shoe Designer for over 20 years. She has used her own experience dealing with bunions to create Sole Bliss - the shoe brand dedicated to women with bunions, wide feet and sensitive soles. Lisa has worked with Italian and Spanish artisans and the world’s leading podiatrists to create the best shoes for women with bunions and wide feet. Every pair of Sole Bliss shoes contains an award-winning, podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology.

Dr Brad Schaeffer is a Certified Foot Surgeon with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He trained at Hoboken University Medical Center with a 3 Year Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgical Residency.

After residency, Dr Schaeffer has continued training and crafting his skillset in cutting edge surgical techniques and regenerative medicine.

Dr Schaeffer was also discovered for the hit TV show, "My Feet Are Killing Me". He is known for bringing his eye of aesthetic medicine and attention to detail to every patient that he treats.

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As soon as you place your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation email.


If you order before 12pm (Mon-Fri), your shoes will be dispatched the same day and delivered the following working day.

Orders placed after 12pm and on Saturday & Sunday will be dispatched the following working day and delivered the day after that.


On the day of delivery, you will receive an email from our courier DPD providing you with a 1-hour timeslot for delivery.


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