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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shoe guide

Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity.
A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well.

In brief: Shoe guide

Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity.
A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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2 doctors agree

In brief: None

There is no perfect shoe, except for the shoe that feels comfortable and allows for proper support and enough room to accomodate the bunion.

In brief: None

There is no perfect shoe, except for the shoe that feels comfortable and allows for proper support and enough room to accomodate the bunion.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wide toe box

Any shoe that has a wider base, called a toe box.
Most shoemakers have been making wider versions of shoes to provide increased comfort.

In brief: Wide toe box

Any shoe that has a wider base, called a toe box.
Most shoemakers have been making wider versions of shoes to provide increased comfort.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Birkenstocks,dansk

Keen sandals.

In brief: Birkenstocks,dansk

Keen sandals.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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