If you are a runner with a bunion (cursed!), but want to keep running, there is still hope!
Did you know that by just lacing your shoes differently, you can give your blessed bump a wee bit more room, and hopefully run longer and more comfortably? Here are two quick examples of lace techniques to try before your next run.
(Also, remember that when you buy your running shoes you want to make sure there isn’t stitching over your bunion.Â Mesh is more comfortable and forgiving.)
1. PROBLEM: Wide Forefoot AND a Bunion
As if the wide foot didn’t already create a challenge for you, now you have a bunion joining the party. For those of you with this challenge, try this; From the bottom of the eye row, lace up the sides of the shoe. Once you get to the middle of the shoe (midfoot), start the cross-lacing technique and continue on to the top of the shoe. Tie shoe at the top, as usual. This will give your foot plenty of room to spread or allow your toes to splay while running.
2. PROBLEM: Narrow Feet With A Bunion
People with narrow feet know that they typically have to pull those laces all the way until the holes for the laces nearly overlap. For those of you in this category, you can still lace your shoe as needed but just omit the first hole on the inside of your shoe where your bunion is. This along with the mesh material should be more comfortable than the alternative.
Use the following lacing techniques in conjunction with Bunion Bootie and you should be set for your next race. 🙂
Now runners – Get out there and keep running!