Best Sandals for Bunions

sandals suitable for wearing with a bunion

As we approach sandal season, many customers are asking us which sandals are best for bunions. In this guide, we will share our expertise and recommend different types of sandals that help to alleviate the soreness of bunions.

Bunions are a common foot problem and one that causes various issues when finding comfortable sandals. They can be painful and cause people to want to hide their feet. However, this shouldn’t have to be the case, as there are lots of different sandals perfect for wearing with a bunion. Here they are:

Our Best Sandals for Bunions

1. Gabor Lanzarote, £65

Overall Best Sandals for Bunions

Gabor Lanzarote women's sandals for bunions


  • Soft Leather Upper
  • Contoured footbed
  • Leather lining
  • Available in 15 colours

These women’s toe post sandals have a full leather upper that is supple and flexible. In addition, there is minimal detail over the bunion area means minimal discomfort whilst the anatomically shaped footbed provides superb support.


2. Rieker Regikorsli, £52

Best Rieker Sandals for Bunions

Rieker Comfortable Sandals in Navy


  • Excellent value
  • Minimalistic appearance
  • Lightweight and flexible

Simple and contemporary, these women’s Rieker navy sandals offer subtle and casual style. Rieker is a well-known comfort brand because of its lightweight styles and these women’s comfortable sandals are suited for bunion sufferers.


3. Legero Siris, £75

Best Walking Sandals for Bunions

Legero Siris Walking Sandals


  • Flexible Leather Upper
  • Three Velcro Straps
  • Soft Padded Neoprene Lining
  • Shock absorbent

Legero creates shoes that are highly supportive and comfy, and these grey walking sandals are no exception. Firstly, these sandals feature a cushioned soft neoprene lining, so these leather walking sandals will feel amazing whilst wearing. Secondly, the anatomically-shaped insole provides arch support and a cupped heel whilst wearing. Finally, extra width is offered through the three-point Velcro straps.


4. Ecco Cozmo Womens Velcro, £59

Best Slide Sandals for Bunions

Ecco Cozmo women's velcro slide sandals for bunions


  • Leather Upper
  • Two Velcro Straps
  • Anatomically shaped footbed
  • Leather footbed and lining

Ecco women’s sandals are known for their superb support and comfort underfoot. Their range of women’s walking sandals is highly sought after and therefore is ideal for exploring at home and abroad. This particular style has two rip tape straps for an adjustable fit and a cupped heel and sole.


5. Toni Pons Nuria, £55

Best Closed Toe Sandals for Bunions

Toni Pons Nuria Closed Toe Sandals


  • Suede Upper
  • Slingback strap and Elastic panels
  • Keeps Toes Hidden
  • Narrow fit

These gorgeous closed-toe sandals have all the right summer vibes thanks to the espadrille design. The high coverage over the bunion area in the suede upper will gently stretch for superior comfort. Toni Pons espadrilles are considered a Standard to Narrow fit, so these are great if you are looking for narrow sandals for bunions.


6. Gabor Cheri, £95

Best Heeled Sandals for Bunions

Gabor Cheri Heeled Sandals


  • Leather Upper
  • Adjustable strap
  • 45mm heel height
  • Gabor Comfort Fitting

These heeled sandals are from Gabor’s Comfort Fitting range so there is adequate space around the toe joints. The straps are soft and also disguise the bunions well.


7. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed, £90

Best Birkenstocks for Bunions

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Slide Sandals


  • Soft Suede Upper
  • Adjustable straps
  • Cupped heel
  • Anatomically shaped footbed

Soft suede uppers, with the famous Birkenstock anatomically shaped footbed for premium support. The soft footbed version provides a slightly softer feel underfoot than the traditional Birkenstock footbeds.


8. Gabor Marigold, £89.99

Most Comfortable Sandals for Bunions

Gabor Marigold


  • Leather Upper
  • Three adjustable velcro straps
  • Padded footbed
  • Platform sole

These Gabor comfortable sandals offer supportive and cushioned footbeds along with tri-point adjustability for optimum fit.


9. Skechers Arch Fit Go Walk Sandal, £67

Best Skechers Sandals for Bunions

Skechers Arch Fit Go Walk Sandals


  • Arch Fit
  • Podiatrist-approved
  • Shock Absorbent
  • Stretchy straps

Combining built-in arch support with their popular GO Walk comfort design, these Skechers sandals are supportive and comfortable. The elastic straps offer improved fit whilst allowing stretch over the bunion area.


10. Remonte Paribuck, £62

Best Remonte Sandals for Bunions

Remonte Paribuck Sandals for Bunions


  • Leather Upper
  • Velcro straps
  • Removable footbed

The Remonte Paribuck range features removable footbeds which are well padded to offer supreme comfort. The 2 strap design features velcro fastenings to offer good coverage and optimum fitting.


11. Gabor Enjoyment, £75

Best Gabor Sandals for Bunions

Gabor Enjoyment


  • Soft suede upper
  • Velcro Strap
  • Anatomically shaped footbed

Offering excellent coverage for the bunion area, these Gabor sandals offer soft leather uppers and an anatomically shaped footbed for additional support. There is also a velcro strap which allows you to get an adjustable fit over the instep.


12. Toni Pons Bernia, £65

Best Wedge Sandals for Bunions

Toni Pons Bernia Espadrilles


  • Leather upper
  • Stretchy slingback strap
  • Wearable 50mm heel height
  • Suitable for weddings and holidays

With a supple leather upper and good coverage over the bunion area, these Toni Pons espadrilles combine comfort with style. The distinctive summery style would be suitable for garden parties, wedding guest outfits and holidays alike, making them very versatile.


What to Look for When Buying Sandals For Bunions?

We recommend you look out for soft uppers, preferably made from naturally stretchy and accommodating materials, such as leather. Try to avoid having too much detail over the bunion area, as this could cause friction and typically is likely to limit how far the upper material can stretch.

Soft leathers and suedes are ideal materials for bunions as they will gently stretch to form a comfortable fit unique to each foot. We also have specialist shoemaking tools in our stores that will gently stretch certain areas of a shoe, and we are often asked by our customers to lightly stretch their shoes around the bunion area.

Wide fit sandals are ideal in that they can give more width across the toe box and this helps to work around a bunion. However, it is not automatic that having a bunion means you would have a wide foot overall and finding a secure heel fit with shoes can be a challenge for some. Thankfully many sandals have adjustable straps or no straps at all which helps us get a comfortable fit, without compromising too much on style in the summer.

Are Sandals Bad For Bunions?

So long as you are looking for features that suit bunions, there is no limit to the style of shoe you can wear with bunions. Soft uppers, minimal details and wide fit can all be found in a variety of shoes, boots and indeed sandals. For more styles of shoes suitable for bunions, take a look at our best shoes for bunions blog.