I have horrendous bunions, but have had no problem with them since I switched from boots to trail runners with a wide forefoot. I also use fairly thick socks and use "Body Glide" on the protruberances to avoid blistering. No blisters since I made the switch several years ago!

The bunions seem to be hereditary. My mother had them, I developed them at about age 45 despite always having been extra careful about shoe fit, and two of my four children (both male and in their 40's) have developed them. Mine developed at the same time my metatarsal arches "fell."

Edited by OregonMouse (01/31/12 05:29 PM)
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey