Ladies, listen up! We need to talk about something serious. Something that affects many of us, but we don’t want to admit it – BUNIONS! Yes, those ugly bumps on our feet that can make wearing cute shoes a nightmare. But fear not, I’ve got some top tips on how to keep wearing your favourite heels without getting bunions, or if you already have them, how to stop them from getting worse and grossing everyone out.
Did you know Bunions are more common than you might think. In fact, up to 25% of adults in the UK have them! That’s a lot of people with sore, ugly feet.
Alright then, let me tell you a little tale first. – A couple days ago I saw a woman on the train with the gnarliest bunions I have ever seen in my life. I’m talking about bunions so big they could have their own postcode. It wasn’t just me who was grossed out by them. There was a little kid with his mum who had such a grossed out expression on his face and he couldn’t stop pointing and asking what on earth those things were. Bless him, he was just curious, but I couldn’t help but cringe at the sight of those bunions.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about body positivity and self-love, but there’s just something about bunions that make my skin crawl. Maybe it’s the fact that they look like alien growths or the way they stick out like sore thumbs (or should I say sore feet?). Either way, I think it’s safe to say that people with bunions should never be allowed to have their feet out in public.
I mean, think about it. Would you want to be sitting next to someone with bunions on a hot summer day? The thought alone is enough to make me want to run for the hills. And don’t even get me started on the hygiene factor. I don’t care how often you wash your feet, those bunions are still gonna be a breeding ground for all sorts of nasties.
Honestly, people with bunions should never be allowed to have their feet out in public. It’s just not fair to the rest of us who have to bear witness to such a gross sight. I mean, I get it, we all have our flaws. But bunions? Come on. It’s like having a third nipple or something.
So, what’s the solution, you ask? Well, firstly, we need to start an awareness campaign to let people know just how gross bunions are. We need to get the message out there that if you want to keep your feet out in public, you better keep them bunion-free. And secondly, we need to start a movement to ban all open-toed shoes for people with bunions. It’s for the greater good, people.
So let’s all take a stand against bunions. Let’s make it known that we will not stand for these gross foot growths any longer. And if you do happen to have bunions, please, for the love of all that is sacred, keep those puppies covered up. Thank you, and goodnight.
Okay, all jokes aside now… how do you stop yourself from getting bunions?
First, let’s talk about what bunions are. They are basically a bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe. They can be painful, unsightly and make it difficult to wear certain types of shoes. And guess what the main culprit is? Yup, you guessed it – those high heels we love so much. When you wear high heels, your toes get squished together which can cause the bunion to form. So, if you want to avoid all bunions, ditch those stilettos and opt for more comfortable shoes…
WAIT WHAT!? Who in their right mind is gonna give up wearing high heels. Nobody that’s who! So, what can we do? Well, the easiest way to protect yourself from bunions is to wear gel bunion sleeves that wrap around your big toe. These little gems work by cushioning your toe and keeping it in place, which helps to prevent the bunion from getting worse. And the best part? They’re affordable, so you can buy them in bulk and keep them in all your shoes.
Orthotic insoles are another great option. You can slide them into your shoes and they provide support to your feet, which can help to alleviate the pressure on your big toe. They can also help to correct any imbalances in your feet, which can prevent other foot injuries from occurring. So not only will you be protecting yourself from bunions, but you’ll be looking after your feet in general. Win-win!
Now, if you already have bunions, the only way to correct them is through surgery, which can be a pain. But you can still stop them from getting worse. By wearing those gel bunion sleeves and orthotic insoles, you’ll be taking steps to prevent the bunion from growing and causing more problems down the line.
Ladies, we can’t keep ignoring the fact that bunions exist. They’re not pretty and they can be painful. But we don’t have to give up our fabulous shoes either. By taking a few simple steps, like wearing gel bunion sleeves and orthotic insoles, we can protect ourselves from bunions and keep on strutting our stuff in our favorite heels. So, go forth and be fabulous, my fellow shoe lovers!