Calling all athletes!
This includes runners, hikers, bikers and everyone else sweating and swearing at their bunions: This blog post is for you. Here, you’ll find articles along with other valuable pieces of information regarding exercising, even with those pesty nubs on your feet.
Runners tend to have the biggest struggles with treating their bunions. Here are some ideas as to what you can do just before a run to ease the pain, provided by Runner’s World Magazine. The publication suggests taping your big toe and foot in a normal position before going on a run– essentially, it says you should pry that big guy from the rest of the pack. (And not to point out the obvious here, but Bunion Bootie manages the same end result as Runner’s World’s suggestion, but without the sticky tape.)
The publication also goes on to detail a few exercises that can be done to limber up that toe. As a runner myself, I give its suggestions two thumbs up!
Adidas apparently has a line of shoes with bunion windows. I never knew that, or what a bunion window was, but it does appear to give that nub some more elbow room in the shoe. Nike is also in the game with those “bunion windows,” so they must be popular.
On the other hand (or foot), Saucony, New Balance, Mizuno, and Brooks all have models of running shoes with wide shoe boxes (but no windows). I don’t know about you, but until now I thought Asics was the leader of the pack. Since I’ve been wearing Asics for over 15 years, I’m not sure I’m ready to convert to a strange brand. If anyone reading has left their steady and true running shoe brand because of a bunion, please tell us about the experience!
Furthermore, New Balance offers the WeFitShoes.com site to help you find the athletic shoe that matches your foot and activity. This site might help you narrow down your athletic shoe option to one that best fit your foot and its needs. At New Balance’s shoe fitting page, you can select “bunions” and then select your activity level. It will then suggest some of New Balance’s best sellers suited for feet that suffer from bunions and perform that specific exercise.
When deciding on an exercise regimen and selecting a style of shoe to suit your needs, also consider that Bunion Bootie can be worn during any of those physical activities and under any running shoe you choose. While we know it won’t cure the bunion (because it’s not a disease and therefore it’s incurable), Bunion Bootie will help keep a natural gait and the anatomically correct position of the big toe and its four friends during any on or off road run.
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