Bunions are probably one of the most common foot problems that no one wants to talk about. Why? Because even your mani-pedi won’t make them magically disappear. Plus, what type of comfy shoes can you wear when one has bunions without sacrificing cuteness? (Because sometimes orthopedic flip flops scream ”I didn’t try”).

I’ll put a disclaimer on this right now: If  you feel that you need to visit an orthopedic specialist, please do.  But if you are trying to fit cute pairs of shoes into your wardrobe without further damaging your precious tootsies, here are some ideas. And best of all, we kept them under $50!

First of all.. What are Bunions?

According to Bunion Center, the underlying problem is that tight shoes put pressure against the foot which causes a painful swelling on the big toe. Although some experts think that bunions are  genetic, many believe that the  problem is exacerbated by ill-fitting shoes, specifically tightness and pointedness. So if you take away “tight and pointy”, here are some options that should give your feet a break.

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1. Lady's Night Out

Faux Leather Gladiator Wedges, $32.80 from Forever 21
A wide show is easier to walk in than a shoe that closes off at the end. Look for wide shoes with lots of support, like a pair of wedges.

Don’t let bunions win. There’s plenty of options out there, even if you’re on a budget!