If the shoe fits, you might avoid bunions
The orthopedic community generally agrees that poorly fitted shoes can exacerbate bunions, but many people may not know how to find footwear that fits.
Recently, in the Huffington Post's Style section, a podiatrist offered some tips to help people discover their actual shoe size.
First, Steve Rosenberg recommended that individuals stop ignoring those shoe measuring devices found at shoe stores. These can help determine shoe size based on both length and width of the foot.
He also said that there should be a thumb's width between the tip of the longest toe and the edge of the shoe to ensure enough room.
If one of your feet is larger than the other - due to bunions or other factors - purchase a pair of shoes to fit the bigger foot, wrote Rosenberg. This will lessen crowding and discomfort in the affected foot.