Are you having a hard time finding the right boots to accommodate your bunions? Finding a pair of boots to accommodate your bunions can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what boot styles to look for.
First of all, let me clarify what a bunion is. It’s a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big or little toe. It forms when your big toe/little toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe/little toe to get bigger and stick out. Sometimes, the skin over the bunion might be a little bit red and/or sore.
Here is how a bunion looks like:
As you may know, bunions can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. They can also create difficulty in walking and promote an abnormal walking gait, especially when wearing boots that are too short or too narrow.
Deep boots that come with a round toe-box are the most effective ones when it comes to preventing and treating bunions. When you fit your feet in a pair of deep boots, the feet will fit deeply inside the boots, and this will prevent the feet from rubbing against the top or the sides of the boots. A boot with a round toe-box will prevent your small toe or the bunion from being cramped against the boot.
The issue is…How can you identify which boots are deeper than others when boots don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”?
The good news is that I know exactly which boot styles will fit a woman with bunions better, since I have fitted them before.
As for me, I am an expert when it comes to fitting women’s shoes since I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last 10 years. Moreover, I have been helping women find the correct type of shoes and orthotics to reduce or fully eliminate the foot and leg pain that they were having. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, and I have personally helped many women with bunions.
You might have some expensive boots in your wardrobe, but it doesn’t mean they are suitable for you and that you should wear them.
Moreover, you should be aware that wearing tight, narrow boots might be the reason for having bunions or the reason they worsen. Bunions also can develop as a result of an inherited structural defect, repeated stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis.
So, if you already have bunions, then you should be extra careful and make sure you are wearing the correct type of boot.
Keep in mind that even though bunions most of the times do not require a medical treatment, you should see your doctor or physical therapist if you have persisting big toe/little toe or foot pain and/or decreased movement of your toe or foot, or any other symptom that might be concerning.
I am going to show you a selection of the best boots for women with bunions, but first I want to make sure you know your exact foot size and the features that these boots have to offer.
In addition, if you prefer online shopping and are in fact going to be buying your shoes online, you need to be absolutely sure that you know your correct foot size.
I wrote an article that describes the simplest yet most effective way to figure out your foot size from home. Please click on the link below:
The Key Features of Your Boots – Accommodate your Bunions!
Choosing the right type of boots is surely not an easy task since they all come in different sizes, styles and features.
There are two specific key features that your boots must provide in order to effectively accommodate your bunions:
- Depth: This feature will allow your feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the bunion from rubbing against the top part or side of the shoes.
- Round Toe-Box: This feature will prevent your toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another or the bunion from being pressed against the side of the shoes.
The following are also other important features that your boots must provide:
Supportive and Substantial Soles
Nonetheless, please remember that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular boot style provides, if it’s not fitted properly, you will not get any of the benefits that the boots have to offer. What’s even worse, you might end up creating all sort of foot issues to your feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
The boots I will describe below are made of soft leathers, since that material is better at accommodating bunions as excess pressure over the bunion causes more friction, accentuates the bunion, and encourages local inflammation.
Also keep in mind that the higher the heel of the boots, the more pressure the boots will put on your bunion.
The Best Boots for Women with Bunions ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Be rest assured that I only review boot styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the boots are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
Here you can find a selection of the best boots for women with bunions:
Keep in consideration that boots can run short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for yourself.
You always want to wear a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the shoe measuring scale to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the boots.
If you measure a foot size 10 and the boot fits “short”, then you will need to choose the boot size 11 in order to allow enough wiggle room (a whole size longer instead of a half a size longer). On the other hand, if the shoes fit “long” then you will need to pick the same shoe size instead of going a half a size longer (since the shoes already fit long).
Please keep in mind that all of these boot styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the boots.
In addition, if you have kids and want to provide them with a pair of shoes that prevent bunions, then you can take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best shoe style for kids that prevent bunions. Please click on the link below.
Have you tried the boots that I recommend in this article? Have you found another boot style that has a great fit and accommodates your bunion perfectly? Is there any boot style that you would like to recommend? Kindly share your thoughts and experiences below so other women can benefit from your experiences.