Bunions are uncomfortable enough. And when you can’t find the right-sized bunion splint for your unique foot shape, the struggle can quickly become much more frustrating. Not to mention, an incorrect size can make bunion splints ineffective.
Fortunately, when it comes to the Bunion Bootie, we have a few tips and tricks to make sizing a cinch. But we also understand that generic sizing tips don’t always reach everyone, and it can be hard to know which size to choose if you’re an in-betweener.
So, before you write off bunion splints because of sizing issues, let’s chat about how to know which size will work best for you. And if you’re on the fence between sizes, let’s dive into how to decide whether to choose the smaller of the two.
Finding Your Size Bunion Splint
First and foremost, you’ll need to narrow down your size bootie. Because, as humans, we all come with our own unique feet, the Bunion Bootie is not a one-size-fits-all splint. And we want you to get the most out of our product. So, if you haven’t gone through our step-by-step guide to measuring your feet and sizing our booties, we’ll briefly cover the steps.
- In the morning, measure your bare foot with a ruler or measuring tape from the back of your heel to the tip of your big toe. Each foot might be different, so be sure to measure both.
- With your measurements, find your correct Bunion Bootie size by consulting our handy-dandy size guide.
- According to the size guide, if you’re measurements fall in a light-colored row, you may benefit from sizing down.
How to Know When to Size Down with the Bunion Bootie
Bunion splints should fit snug but not so tight that they’re uncomfortable. After all, we’re trying to increase comfort levels, and nobody wants to put up with a painful splint. However, when you’re in-between sizes, sizing down might be the better option if you want the best results. Nonetheless, some feet work better for smaller fits than others; here are a few characteristics that could benefit from going one size smaller:
- If you have narrow feet
- If your bunions are mild (sizing down can be too painful for advanced bunions)
- If you have healthy feet and have not had prior surgery or any other foot conditions
- If you’re looking to wear them throughout the day
Before opting for a size smaller, be sure your feet fit the given categories. If you find that your feet don’t match up, it might be best to stick with the recommended size from our size guide for best results. Regardless, the Bunion Bootie could be your answer to pain-free bunion treatment.