Shoe reviews may help prevent bunion pain

Shopping for shoes is tricky, especially for people with bunions. 

Shoe reviews may help prevent bunion pain There are a number of things to consider when shopping for new winter shoes. Not only does one need to consider their own personal style, fashion trends, pricing and quality, but they need to think about whether a particular pair of footwear is suitable for foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches. 

Style blogger Sally McGraw recently wrote a post for Minneapolis' Star Tribune in which she suggests that individuals check into what other people are saying about a shoe before committing to a purchase.

"Read customer reviews, check construction, ask questions, do everything you can to make sure that your potential new boots will caress and love your fussy feet," McGraw wrote in the news source.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that people with bunions should seek out shoes with a wide, deep toe box, supportive arches and a relatively rigid sole.

Additionally, individuals can help reduce the appearance of their bunions or hammer toe by using bunion splints or orthotics, which may help them fit into an array of fashionable footwear.

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