Who Says Sandals and Bunions Don't Go Together?

Who Says Sandals and Bunions Don't Go Together?

Wearing Sandals with BunionsWhen you have a bunion, it’s important to wear shoes that fit, but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style.  Keep that in mind when you go shopping for sandals this summer, because even if you have a bunion, there are plenty of styles out there that can work for you.  First, though, you need to know what to look for besides “cute.” 

Say you have your eye on those Roman sandals that are so trendy right now, but they look kind of narrow. Your solution is simple, just ask if they come in different widths.  A wider width will give your foot more room and put less pressure on your bunion, alleviating any pain.  This is true with size as well, so try on a size that is a little bigger than you normally wear. Fabric sandals are hot this summer, and that’s great, because sandals made of mesh or canvas provide more “give” and will stretch to fit more comfortably. 

Make sure the sandal you choose doesn’t have a pointy toe, either—that’s a definite no-no.  Pointy shoes squish your toes, and that puts painful stress on your bunion. Instead, look for squared, rounded, or open-toe options. A thick, supportive sole is also recommended.

If you know what to look for, you’ll have all kinds of options. Don’t let your bunions keep you from making a fashion statement this summer. Follow these tips and you’ll not only be comfortable, but stylish too!

For more information about what shoes are best for those with bunions, visit the Advanced Foot & Ankle Center today in Newark, Wilmington or Glasgow, DE, or contact Raymond A. DiPretoro Jr., DPM, FACFAS, online or by calling (302) 355-0056. 


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