Occupy Wall Street protesters know how to avoid bunions

Thousands of people are gathering in cities across the country to protest bad corporate practices. Let's hope they brought comfortable shoes. 

Occupy Wall Street protesters know how to avoid bunions The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread quickly, spurring thousands upon thousands of people to camp out near financial districts and speak out against practices that they believe have brought the U.S. into a now years-long recession. 

Protesting ain't easy on the feet, though, as Liza Tichenor, 30, of New York City, told the New York Times.

"I’m wearing heels and they’re really comfortable. I kind of didn’t plan to be protesting. I mean what’s a protest outfit? Like in case you get maced or arrested?" Tichenor said, quoted by the news source.

She has a point. If one needs to break out into a sprint, they don't want to be wearing towering stilettos, no matter how fabulous they look. Also, standing on the feet all day in those shoes is a recipe for bunions and hammer toe.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons recommends footwear with a wide toe box and good arch support for ultimate comfort and bunion prevention.

Additionally, bunion splints and orthotics are known to help reduce the appearance of the bony deformities, as well as alleviate discomfort. 


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