The bunioned need to choose holiday footwear wisely

Breaking out the big guns – or pumps – for parties can leave feet aching. 

The bunioned need to choose holiday footwear wisely Squeezing bunions into a pair of fancy heels for a holiday celebration may seem like a good idea at the beginning of the night. However, as the evening wears on, it will likely become apparent that a lower heel or wider toe box may have been a better choice. 

Moreover, for ladies who don't normally wear towering shoes, sore feet the next day can be a killer.

When shopping for shoes to wear to festive soirees this holiday season, there are a few things that women with bunions may want to keep in mind.

First, adding stature doesn’t have to mean putting all of your weight on the forefoot. This season, flatform (like Leifsdottir's Jenni shoes) are all over fashion magazines as well as store shelves. These give you height without putting undue pressure on toes or the balls of the feet.

Riding boots (such as the Didi model from TopShop) are also a stylish way to finish off a winter look while keeping feet comfortable.

Ladies who just can't give up their heels may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics post-party in order to help reduce the appearance of their bony deformities. 

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