Best Sandals for Bunions
A common foot problem, yet one that causes many people issues with finding comfortable shoes, bunions can be painful and can cause people to want to hide their feet. Our shop staff are routinely asked which shoes are best for bunions and it is necessary that our shop staff know which shoes to recommend to customers with all types of foot problems. Now that we are coming into sandal season, we have many customers asking which are the best sandals for bunions. In this guide, we aim to offer which types of sandals and summer shoes may help to alleviate the soreness of bunions.
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WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES
But which ones?
Unfortunately a bunion is irreversible and in extreme cases, could lead to a toe being removed if one has been pushed out of place in severe cases (which is sometimes seen with the 2nd or 4th toe). Good quality and soft leather sandals such as the Fly London Wyno are recommended as the natural material of leather will stretch slightly to accommodate for a bunion.
Many people are often advised to wear trainers if there is a bunion present as trainers can be soft and flexible as well as allowing extra width for orthotics. This is a more casual option and depending on your style and preference, you may find a trainer too casual. Begg Shoes stock some excellent brands who have sandals and summer shoes in their collection which are ideal for bunions such as Ecco Shoes or Legero Shoes.
Which brands are best?
We at Begg Shoes are proud stockists of many brands who design bunion friendly shoes and sandals.
Look out for soft uppers preferable in natural materials such as leathers and suedes, and keep an eye out for seamless or minimal detail over the bunion area. You will want to avoid any friction on the bunion area, so avoid any detail or overlays which could cause any irritation.
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 shoe making tools in our stores which 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 also ideal as these will give more width across the toe box. With that in mind, it would be worth noting that pointed toe boxes will feel more narrow so these are best avoided where possible.
Top Brands for Bunions
Comfortable, soft and lightweight shoes are best for bunions and Legero have these in abundance. Super lightweight sole units and super soft uppers making Legero shoes truly comfortable and ideal for bunion sufferers. This season’s range of Women’s Legero Trainers made from soft leathers and suedes with clean designs with minimal detailing. The Legero Essence Gore 00639-50 is a stunning athleisure sneaker with a mesh upper that will gently conform to your feet.
Legero Essence Gore 00639-50
Made from premium leathers and innovative comfort technologies, ECCO Shoes and Sandals are synonymous with style and substance. Soft leather uppers feature in all of their designs and the sole units are Direct Polyurethane Injected, making these shoes lightweight and comfortable. ECCO Sandals and ECCO Trainers are often sought out by bunion sufferers and are found to be comfy and hard wearing. The Cruise II Strap Sandal is a navy leather sandal with stretchy straps.
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One of the most popular wide fitting footwear brands in the UK, Padders have a huge range of wide fit shoes that are good for bunions. Using leathers throughout and the extra width in the shoe, Padders sandals and shoes are favoured by many. Many of Padders Shoes are available to purchase in E-6E width fittings. The Poem 2E-3E Shoe is an ideal example of a comfy shoe for bunions, and the smooth leather will gently stretch to provide a comfortable fit over time.
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