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Best Boots for Bunions
It’s boot season, but bunions don’t care. They’re not going to hibernate quietly until spring sandal season, unfortunately. Let’s humor them with wiggle room, a wide toe box and warmth. See my top four tall-ish boots that won’t aggravate the bunions.
1. Keen Tyretread: While they may not have the “wow” factor you’re looking for, your bunions may beg to differ. In true Keen form, the new Tyretread boot features a roomy toe box, removable recycled foam insole and contoured footbed with moderate arch support. What’s more they’re waterproof! The Keen Tyretread has a 14 1/2″ calf circumference with goring in the back for additional stretch and a half-zipper on the side. $80-139 at 6pm.com, $59-184.95 at Amazon.
2. Arcopedico Liana: A vegan boot for bunions. The Lytech upper (a blend of Lycra and polyurethane) is soft and forgiving of bunions and hammertoes. The Liana is flexible, lightweight and even provides arch support, plus they’re washable! Best for thinner calves. $189 at Zappos,
3. Born Inna: This mid-calf boot is a good option for the shorter woman. The Inna features a broad toe box, cushioned footbed, pull-on loops and a partial side zipper. $150 at Zappos.
4. Merrell Captiva Launch 2: My favorite of the five–something about the tab details down the back. The Captiva Launch 2 is waterproof, has the supportive Q-form comfort midsole that made me fall in love with Merrell in the first place, and the insole is removable. The toe box is broad with room for toes to spread out. One problem that Merrell hasn’t seemed to fix: some customers complain that the buttons pop off with wear to which the company will send replacement buttons. On sale $150-200 at Amazon.