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What type of shoes help prevent bunions and bunionettes?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
You may be able to prevent bunions and bunionettes from developing -- or keep them from getting worse -- by wearing shoes that provide sufficient room in the toe boxes. Look for shoes with blunt toes rather than pointy ones, and allow for about a quarter-inch to a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the front of the shoe.

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