Patients with bunions often have difficulty finding footwear that fit well and that do not cause pain over their bunion. Consider a shoe that has a roomy feel to the toe box--NOT something you will have to break in.
1. Saucony ProGRID Omni
This is a versitle running shoe that provides good motion control, good stability, comfortable fit, and comes in several widths. I have heard that the Saucony brand is excellent for patients who run and have to cope with bunions. The design of the shoe offers slightly more room in the toe box as well as extra cushioning in this part of the shoe.
2. New Balance 757
New balance is a company whos name I have heard mentioned numberous times by patients who have bunions. This too are good quality running shoes, but these give the edge to cushion rather than stability.
3. Asics Gel Evolution 6
The women’s Asics Gel Evolution 6 is the ultimate running shoe for comfort and stability. Flexible, stretch uppers supply comfort and space for boney deformity such as a bunion.
Brooks running shoes come highly recommended by Dr. Thomajan for patients with foot pain. Brooks generally skips the fancy forefoot overlays and focuses on easing foot pain by providing generous toe-boxes, flexibility and durability. For runners who need moderate stability, try the Adrenaline. For runners who require motion control, slip into the Brooks Beast (men), Ariel (women) or Addiction; all three models offer optimal control and a comfortable ride.
5. Custom Order Shoes
At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists we can always order a custom or semi-custom running shoe with neoprene and lycra uppers that will accomodate your bony deformity.
For any further questions please contact us at (512) 328-8900 to set up your bunion appointment today!