Choosing the right 'bunion shoes'

What makes good 'bunion shoes'?

Deep in my heart, I know perfectly well what good 'bunion shoes' are: flat shoes, that have a wide toe box, so there's enough space for my bunions. Because when they rub against the side of my shoes, those bunions only get bigger! And that's the last thing I want!

So why I'm not wearing suitable shoes most of the time? What's the problem here? For I don't mind my shoes being flat. I've never been able to walk on high heels anyway. Now I come to think of it, I've never walked on heels that were much higher than 1 inch.

But the 'wide' part – that's the real problem for me. You see, I like my shoes to be fashionable. And for me 'fashionable' often means: too narrow to be comfortable for my bunions.

However, I have to be ruthless now. I realize that for the sake of this experiment, my fashionable shoes have to go (at least for a while). So I dived into my closet and selected a couple of dull 'bunion shoes'. This is what I came out with: So those are the shoes I'll wear the most. When I have to be dressed up, I'll choose a pair of fairly new athletic shoes that are quite comfortable too (though a touch too narrow). Or I'll wear my soft leather boots. They are also too narrow in fact, but the leather is so soft that they don't irritate me easily.

If you cannot come up with a pair of shoes that make good bunion shoes, try a shoe stretcher to make them a somewhat roomier. Some people even cut away part of their shoes to prevent pressure on their bunions!

If you don't have any suitable bunion shoes at all and have to buy new ones, stick to the following rules:
Tip: don't forget to check out the shoe section of The Bunion Blog – and feel free to post your comments about the shoes you like to wear yourself below.



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