Do fall shoes really mean relief for the bunion-inflicted?
Summer is over, and that means no more strappy sandals. But is this good news or bad?
Fall has arrived, and so have new models of pointy-toed boots, towering ankle booties and closed-toe pumps. On the Huffington Post blog, podiatrist Steve Rosenberg lets readers know why this may be a bad thing for people with foot conditions.
"Closed shoes can aggravate the lumps and bumps on your feet such as hammer toes and bunions. Hammer toes increase the chances of developing corns and calluses on the tops or bottoms of your feet," Rosenberg wrote for the news source.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that people with bunions should seek out footwear with solid arch support and a wide toe box. Also, it does not hurt to have feet measured to be sure you're wearing the correct size, since many women are not.