Living with bunions makes finding shoes that look & feel great a challenge.
Wearing shoes that pinch your toes, or that are too narrow or too high will only worsen the problem leaving your bunions inflamed and painful.
For all bunion sufferers out there, it’s hard to find shoes for bunions that are spacious enough, fashionable enough or deliver the support that feet with bunions really need.
Well there’s good news – you don’t have to resort to frumpy orthopaedic shoes anymore. Sole Bliss are here to offer expert advice on buying good shoes for bunions and wide feet. As Lisa tells the Irish Examiner:
“Women with bunions can wear heels if they wear the right type”
First of all, let’s set one thing straight…high heels do not cause bunions!
Embarrassing Bodies presenter and Sole Bliss brand Ambassador Dr. Dawn Harper is a true lover of heels despite her personal bunion bother. The TV medic recently explained to the Daily Record:
“High heels won’t cause bunions – your biggest risk is being a woman and family history…that said, very high or narrow shoes will make bunions worse”.
- Opt for shoes that are spacious at the front to allow space for your toes
- Wear shoes that have a supportive grip at the back to keep your feet positioned comfortably and to prevent the ankle rolling
- Ensure your shoes are made of soft, luxurious materials so that they are flexible and don’t cause you pain
- In the common case that you have one foot bigger than the other, go for the size that accommodates the biggest foot.