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What are good shoes for bunions?

What are good shoes for bunions?

Roomy and supportive: Wears shoes that give you room in the area of the bunion deformity. Most people with bunions will find a shoe that is stiffer and with good support to be the most comfortable. Alway try them on before you buy. Don't purchase a shoe unless it is comfortable the first time you try them on. Dr l. ...Read more

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I need good shoes for bunions. Are there such shoes?

I need good shoes for bunions.  Are there such shoes?

Straight last Shoe: In general, try a straight last shoe with a rigid counter and soft, seamless, supple, stretchable upper. ...Read more

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Which are the good shoes for bunions? Are birkenstocks good?

Which are the good shoes for bunions? Are birkenstocks good?

Wide toe box: The toe box, or end of your shoe should not rub or bind your forefoot. The tender bump is the area to avoid rubbing. Birkenstocks are great with a nice wide toe box. ...Read more

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Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help

Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help

No: No, studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Hope this is informative. If so, please vote or follow me. Thanks! ...Read more

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Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?

Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?

All depend: All depend of the severity of the pronation and ethiology.Mild pronation can be treated with over the counter orthotics, however more severe pronation need custon made ones with especific characteristics incorporated into the design/construction to adrees the problem. ...Read more

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What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

Mostly none: There are two absolutes I have learned in life: food- if it tastes really good, don't eat too much of it, and shoes- if it is cute and omg it is not good for your feet, let alone when bunions are present. Unfortunately, there is an inverse relationship in shoe style and comfort in the eyes of most women. Sorry! ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to wear pointe shoes if you have a bunion?

Is it okay for me to wear pointe shoes if you have a bunion?

Not really: I advise my patients never to force a foot to accommodate a shoe. While bunions generally aren't caused by shoes, a tight-toed shoe will certainly exert pressure on the great toe in the direction of deformity. Shoes should have a thumb width between the toe of the shoe and the longest toe. If you can't wiggle your toes, the shoe is too tight and you are asking for corns and other irritation issues. ...Read more

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Are there shoes that are less likely to cause bunions to form?

Yes: As a rule, a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support and lower heel, is usually the best. Controlling abnormal foot function with help to slow the progression of the bunion deformity. Dr l. ...Read more

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What can I put use to make my bunion not hurt when it rubs against my shoe?

If it is rubbing : Against the shoe, perhaps you need a wider shoe or can have the shoemaker stretch the shoe.....Or you can consider having the bunion removed. Alternatively, visit the local drugstore that has a bunch of bunion gizmos most of which people get feed up with. ...Read more

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