How To Choose Footwear If I Have Bunions

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Choose Footwear If I Have Bunions

The use of inappropriate footwear is the main cause of one of the most common foot problems: bunions. This condition is more common in women than in men and often produces significant foot pain which can be alleviated with the use of suitable footwear which provides comfort to feet and reduces pain. At OneHowTo.com we give you some tips for you to discover how to choose shoes for bunions and so improve your quality of life.

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Steps to follow:


Although in some cases bunions can be inherited, a significant percentage of people suffer these due to poor choices in footwear. Wearing shoes that are too tight in the forefoot, very narrow or with very high heels on a prolonged and frequent basis encourage the big toe to point toward the second toe, which favours the formation of the bony protrusion feature that is characteristic this condition.


This malformation is not merely an aesthetic condition, patients who suffer suffer from it have aches and pains, so it is essential to learn to choose shoes for bunions if you have them and so alleviate the condition.


In principle bunion sufferers should limit as much as possible the use of heels, especially for prolonged periods. This type of footwear makes all the pressure and body weight be placed in the forefoot, increasing discomfort and contributing to further development of the bunion.

How To Choose Footwear If I Have Bunions - Step 3

It is essential to choose extra wide shoes that allow the foot to be much more comfortable in the shoe, without generating any pressure or discomfort in the area of the big toe. The use of shoes which are narrow at the front should be limited as much as much as possible as they cause a misalignment of the big toe, worsening the bunion and pain. Also, you should ensure that your big toe is never pressing against the tip of your shoe. You should have room at the front of the shoe to give room to the big toe to move freely.

How To Choose Footwear If I Have Bunions - Step 4

Footwear for people with bunions should always be anatomical and ensure good support for the foot. These features allow patients to improve their quality of life, being able to carry out their daily activities comfortably.


In the warmer months, sandals with dividers that keep the toe section separate are of great help to prevent bunions becoming further advanced. Note that in the case of sandals, as any other shoe, the sole should be flexible and with anatomical support to ensure comfort and prevent heel discomfort.

At night it may be advisable to use a bunion corrector.

How To Choose Footwear If I Have Bunions - Step 6

It is always important that if you suffer from bunions you visit a podiatrist for a check up, a specialist can tell you the best ways to improve your condition. And if you are in search of wide footwear which is fashion and ideal for you visit the website ALVIFLEX for more information.

Also, we recommend visiting our article on how to get rid of bunions naturally.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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would you recommend slip on vans? thanks
OneHowTo Editor
As long as they are pretty well padded and they fit wider on your toe. They are not your best choice but definitely better than other options.

Hope this helps
okay, thanks very much.
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