Your bunions are often aggravated by your footwear, so choosing the right shoes can make a significant difference for your overall comfort. First, look for shoe models with wide, rounded, or square toe boxes with cushioned soles. Avoid styles that are too narrow and squeeze your toes together, exacerbating the problem with your bunion. Make sure the shoe has sufficient arch support. Don’t choose models that strain the ball of the foot, like high heels or super-flat, support-less sandals.
Try on any potential new shoes to be sure they fit comfortably, too. If you’re concerned about rubbing against your bump, the shoes may not be wide enough—or you may need protective padding to prevent friction.
Don’t settle for less than the best when you’re looking for bunion-safe shoes. The right shoes can help you avoid significant discomfort. Contact Dr. Weitzman if you’re struggling with foot pain from this condition.