Hidden cause of my bunion.
(King George, va)
Noticed my left big toe slating left & a bunion starting a couple years ago. Couldn't figure out the cause. Shoes seem to provide ample room. I always thought that it was most likely caused by the side or top of the shoes baring against the toe, but again there was always ample room until I pulled out the sole inserts & found the culprit.
In my 2 favorite cross training shoes which I alternate, the sole insert formed toe depressions & bunching which resultantly pushed the left big toe out of position. Probably could have replaced the inserts with a stronger type as in NB & solved the problem, but decided to "can" them as they were over a year old.
Obviously, the insoles are as important as having ample room for your toes. FYI.