Stripper shoes can be made bunion-friendly with a blow dryer

Ladies with a bunions and a penchant for plastic shoes have a solution.

Stripper shoes can be made bunion-friendly with a blow dryer Exotic dancers, bodybuilders and Peg Bundy wannabes all have something in common: a love for cheap, plastic high heels.

While this type of footwear may elongate the legs and give them the look they need to attract attention on stage or on the street, the shoes are hardly comfortable for ladies with bunions.

In an article on Yahoo! Sports, contributor Lisa White offered some advice to make plastic shoes work with bunions or hammer toe.

"Heat the shoe with the blow-dryer, and put your foot into the shoe while it's warm to create a mold of your foot. It makes the shoe more comfortable if you have feet issues," White wrote.

She warned against heating the shoes while they're still on the feet, as this may lead to burns.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that high heels have a tendency to exacerbate bunions. Moreover, most cheap footwear has poor arch support, which certainly does not help those with bony foot deformities.

Ladies may also want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics in an effort to correct their foot conditions.

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