What are bunions?
Bunions are bony protrusions at the base of your big toe that can be caused by heredity, arthritis, foot injuries or most commonly ill-fitting shoes. (Bunionettes can form at the base of your smallest toe, for the same reasons.) As the toe becomes misaligned and gradually points toward the other toes, the bone becomes more prominent and swelling and tenderness can occur. People with bunions may also develop hammer toes due to the lack of room for the 2nd toe in their shoes. Tight, narrow shoes can exacerbate this problem.
Shoes for bunions
Finding shoes that fit comfortably can be especially challenging when you have bunions. Most people find that shoes will rub against their bunions, causing further pain and swelling. You should look for shoes with wide toe boxes, shoes with stretchy sides, flip flops, or shoes with hook and loop adjustments at the metatarsal area (such as some sandals). We are proud to carry the brand of shoes and sandals which are specially designed to accommodate bunions.
Bunion Relief Products
Helpful products for pain related to bunions include: