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If you have a bunion where did you buy your last pair of fancy heels?

(7 Posts)
Eminemily Sun 16-Aug-15 19:45:48

I need some for a wedding in October and am getting desperado for some posh heels, which look fashionable, budget around £100. I thought I found some in Kurt Geiger but then realised they were just too bloody high. Where did you get yours please...?????

Kennington Sun 16-Aug-15 19:49:59

Marks and Spencer's!!!

LIZS Sun 16-Aug-15 19:53:51

M and s foot glove and I got the most painful blister ever on my bunion which until then had been fine. Only wore them a few hours too angry have braved them since with assorted gel pads for cushioning.

Eminemily Sun 16-Aug-15 19:57:30

Uh M&S - I took a look recently while shopping the sales for my baby girl but was NOT impressed with designs or quality (plus I was literally the youngest one looking at the shoes by about 10 years)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 16-Aug-15 20:08:08

Honestly - is it really worth the pain for one day?

<<Podiatrist here>>

High heels'n'bunions just don't go together.
Neither do very flat unsupportive ballet type for that matter.
There is a happy medium. If you really want a fancy shoe then something with a 1" maximum heel and a rounded toe box.

I spend weeks dressing blisters that turn to ulcers when my patients (okay most are Diabetic and/or older) decide to wear a pair of "decent shoes" for a wedding or funeral, and cause problems.

Steps off soapbox .

Eminemily Sun 16-Aug-15 21:07:06

Ha ha 70isalimit I know what you mean but I do actually have a couple of pairs of heels I can wear with my bunions if only for the day - finding them was pure luck and I wondered if anyone had found a brand I had missed... I'm happy to wear a kitten heel and saw some in Russell and Bromley but they were just too uncomfortable as tight on the bunion

VillaVillekulla Sun 16-Aug-15 21:13:19

Some Clarks styles work. Try their wider fittings to allow more room at the toe joint. And look for softer leather that has more give. You can get a silicon thing in Boots which hooks over your toe and gives some padding/protection. Avoid anything too high that pushes all your weight on to the front of your foot.

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