What you want in a sandal for bunion sufferers is one that has additional padding and helps protect the bunion from any friction or trauma.
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Best Sandals for Bunions
Some sandals are a much better match with bunions than others. In fact, we have here some of the best bunion sandals for you:
Vionic Cindy Sandal
Vionic’s Cindy sandal has soft leather construction that will seamlessly conform to the shape of your bunion.
It also comes with a podiatrist-designed footbed that helps with even weight distribution and stability to prevent any pressure on your bug toe.
One thing we love about this sandal is that the brand allows a 30-day wear test, so you can try them out for a month to be sure they’re comfortable before you commit to owning them.
Naot Verbena Sandal
Spotting a soft suede upper, adjustable leather ankle straps and breathable cork footbed with removable arch support, this sandal is one of the most comfortable bunion sandals that allow custom orthotics.
It is available in various colourways and lends a subtle boost of height, too.
Steve Madden Catia Wedge Sandal
For even distribution of weight and reduction of pressure on the forefoot, Steve Madden Catia Wedge Sandal is the way to go.
I especially love the silhouette design; a wide, open toe and soft, supportive footbed with an adjustable heel strap to aid in the reduction of pressure on your feet.
The chic pair comes in a faux snake print option as well as white, tan, black and metallic rose gold.
Aerosoft Daffodil Sandal
This sandal has a soft, synthetic leather upper that will wrap around your bunion comfortably and provide coverage.
Orthotic arch support insoles and a deeper heel cup help increase a proper alignment for enhanced stability.
What’s more, is that this sandal is water-resistant and quick-drying, so you can wear it in dewy or wet areas without the fear of water damage.
Clarks Saylie Moon Sandal
These sandals are available in wide width sizes and are available in more than four colors. They won’t rub against your bunions and will even ease it, to an extent.
The smooth leather straps feel soft against the skin, while shock-absorbing EVA outsoles and high-rebound cushy OrthoLite footbeds ensure easy strides for hours.
Skechers Reggae Trailway Sandal
Available in wide width size options, this sporty slip-on sandal from Sketchers does not have. So, you’re rest assured that it won’t touch bunion-prone areas.
They also feature a breathable neoprene fabric strap lining, adjustable hook-and-loop closure and contoured footbed with arch cushioning for extra comfort.
Teva Verra Sandal
This adventure-ready sandal also leaves room for bunions. And features dual hook-and-loop closures and a nylon shank to stabilize and support your foot while walking on uneven terrain.
A cushioned shock Pad in the heel absorbs impact for enhanced comfort.
Propét Jocelyn Sandal
This sandal pair is offered in three with and four-color options. This range of choice makes it ideal for women with extra-wide feet.
The uppers made of genuine full-grain leather with a soft neoprene lining are fully adjustable to help you get the perfect fit.
The removable, EVA footbed accommodates customized orthotics, too.
Keen Whisper Sandal
This is the only closed-toe style on our best sandals for bunion reviews. It is ultra-lightweight, easily adjustable, and is available in a variety of colorways.
It is easily adjustable, quick-drying and treated to resist the growth of odour-causing bacteria. Patented rubber toe guards also protect feet from scuffs and bumps.
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Best Sports Sandal for Bunions
These two sandals are great with bunion patients. They’re stylish, sporty, and functional too.
The built-in orthotic helps with the transfer of pressure off of the big toe joint to help with pain associated with bunions and big toe pain.
These are quite stable sport sandals and are designed to not only help the big toe joint but also will help with your feet, ankles, and knees alignment.
As sports sandals for both women and men, they are made for walking, running (to an extent), and even jogging (to an extent).
Here are quick features:
- Hook and loop adjustment for a customized fit
- Has a soft dense material for ease of movement and orthotic therapy
- Straps are synthetic leather with padded linings materials
- Contoured footbeds to control pronation and keep pressure off the bunion
- These Vionic Sport Sandals are designed to enhance foot function and reduce pain by transferring pressure off of the bunion. Our conclusion is that this is the best sports sandal to buy for bunions.
Best Women’s Sandals for Bunions
The Bunivionic Florianaon (SEE ON AMAZON) are quite stylish and do a great job of transferring pressure off of a painful bunion.
You could consider custom made sandals for bunions and big toe joint pain or pick one that allows for a custom orthotic.
Custom sandal orthotics will do more to reduce pain in the big toe joint because they can conform closer to the arch of your foot and will more effectively reduce force in the big toe joint and do a better job of transferring pressure off of a bunion deformity.
Best Sandals with Removable Insoles to Allow Custom Orthotics
To use custom orthotics made to fit inside a sandal, you first need to buy a sandal with a removable insole.
Here are our favourite sandals with removable insoles:
A lot of Naot sandals have a removable insole. SHOP THEM ON AMAZON
The majority of Algeria sandals have insoles you can take out and replace with a custom orthotic one made to fit in place.
The rocker sole it comes with helps to limit motion of the big toe joint/ Thialegria sandal with rocker soles rocker action can do a lot to reduce bunion pain.
I have been a huge fan of Finn. They make both men’s and women’s sandals with removable insoles. The size of the Finn insoles makes these sandals just about perfect for fitting a custom orthotic.
Plus, it tends to run a little wider than other sandals which are great if you have a bunion that is causing the front of your Finn comfort sandal to be wider than average. You can see a full selection of
Best Flip Flops for Bunions
Vionic Sandals have both the most recommended flip-flops for bunions (and sandals too). These flip-flops will help conform to the arch of your foot as closely as possible, providing increased stability and support, which relieves the pressure on your big toe joint.
We recommend Vionic flip-flops and sandals to most of our patients who have bunion pain.
Other Accessories for Bunion Sufferers
- Flip-flop Toe Spreader for Bunions
This is a great little gadget that makes wearing flip-flop more comfortable. It is a sandal gel toe spreader that helps people with bunions wear flip-flops comfortably.