Shoe shopping can be one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with a bunion. Improper footwear can crowd the toes inflicting pain, and rough fabrics or seams can irritate the skin. Luckily, we have some tips to make the experience a little easier. Stay away from shoes with pointed toes and high heels. Large toe boxes and shorter heels will benefit you the most.
While flip-flops may seem like a great idea, since they allow the toes the freedom of space, the straps often irritate the bunion. Bunion pads and sleeves can help to alleviate this problem with certain sandals. Brooks, New Balance, and Saucony manufacture running shoes with a comfortable amount of space for toes. When purchasing a shoe, buy a pair half a size larger than you need to reduce pressure. For any further questions on correct footwear for your bunion condition, please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call our office at 541-776-3338