As a woman who’s always on her feet, the Duchess of Cornwall needs a comfy pair of shoes — and Duchess Camilla’s favorite heels are ideal for women who suffer from bunions or other foot problems. (Bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe as a result of your big toe pushing against the next toe, causing your big toe’s joint to get bigger and protrude.) At events, Prince Charles’ wife is often photographed wearing the same pair of stylish nude high heels. Because she looks so fabulous, we did a little digging to see where we could find a similar pair.
It turns out her shoe of choice is called the “Ingrid,” and it’s designed by a brand called Sole Bliss. Footwear designer Lisa Kay developed the Shoe Bliss line after learning that women worldwide were struggling with painful bunions. She wanted to create shoes that women with bunions or wide feet could wear that were comfortable and stylish.
Duchess Camilla’s elegant neutral footwear will set you back £149 (roughly $190 USD), which is no small sum — but it’s not desirable to walk around wearing tight, ill-fitting, unsupportive shoes just because they’re cheap, either. If you find a pair of heels that make you feel like you’re walking on clouds, buy them — they’ll more than pay for themselves.
But if money’s tight and you need a cheap high heels for bunions option, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite affordable shoe options.
Comfy Heels For Bunions
Naturalizer 'Wright' Pump — Best Colorful Heel for Bunions
Sometimes your outfit just needs a bright pop of color. Enter these beautiful cerulean heels by Naturalizer. You won't have to worry about wobbling around all day, as these modest heels come equipped with a thick, sturdy heel. These are the perfect heels for work, but the best part is how seamlessly they transition to an ideal date-night shoe.
Where to buy: $69.99, Nordstrom
Best Wedge Heel For Bunions
'Hawkins' Wedge — Best Wedge Heel for Bunions
These eye-catching red faux suede wedge heels are the comfiest wedge heels you will ever step foot in. Pair them with a monochrome dress or cropped work pants for a look that's both work-appropriate and ready for the party. "Was very skeptical about buying a shoe of this caliber online having a very wide foot, however these shoes have a nice wide toe box that is comfortable," Claudia M. wrote. "Thank you Eloquii for making this shoe avaible at such a resonable price, I am on the waiting list for a black pair, maybe consider having a beige/nuetral color available as well. Such an elegant looking shoe for special occasions or with a pair of nice jeans for a more casual look. Thank you again for making this wide-footed gal very happy !"
Where to buy: $59.95, Eloquii
Best Wedge Sandal For Bunions
Naturalizer 'Valerie' Wedge Sandal — Best Wedge Sandal Heel for Bunions
It's never to early to start searching for the perfect summer shoe. This beautiful leather sandal from Naturalizer is perfect for long walks on the beach and strolls down the boardwalk with the hubby. "These shoes were comfortable right out of the box," JeannineinCincinnati raved in a review. "They look good with dressy as well as casual outfits. I expect to enjoy these for a long time!"
Where to buy: $59.99, Amazon
Heels For Bunions
Orthofeet BioHeels 'Maya' — Best Stylish Heel for Bunions
A dark red heel is the perfect way to add a little oomph to even the plainest outfit. And the best thing about these pumps is just how cozy they are. Finding comfortable heels for bunions can feel impossible — but these make you feel like you're walking around in sneakers. You can even take out the adjustable inserts to customize the shoe to your exact liking.
Where to buy: $129.50, Amazon
Best Strappy Heel For Bunions
Naturalizer 'Taimi' Sandal — Best Strappy Heel for Bunions
We'll let this review speak for itself: "Bought these for my daughters wedding, and couldn’t have been more pleased," one thrilled shopper wrote in a review. "There was no breaking in needed. Comfortable from the moment I put them on. Wore them for 6 hours the first time and had no sore feet out all. Purchased in gold color and they are beautiful. Can’t wait to wear them again."
Where to buy: $49.99–$78.95, Nordstrom
Best Heels For Bunions
Dr. Comfort 'Coco' — Best Comfy Heel for Bunions
If you're close to giving up on the idea of finding a chic everyday heel for feet with bunions, don't wave that white flag just yet. Though these are technically dress heels for bunions, they're simple enough to wear with anything. One happy buyer on Amazon named Lisa couldn't stop raving about her pair after she wore them while cooking all day on Thanksgiving — proof that they're perfect for any occasion.
Where to buy: $139, Amazon
High Heels For Bunions
Orthofeet BioHeels 'Vera' — Best Dress Heel for Bunions
If you were a big fan of lace-up heels back in the day, a decent pair of strappy heels for bunions would be the holy grail of fashionable footwear. Fortunately, there's a trendy middle ground between beautiful high heels that are going to cause blisters and shoes for bunions that are undeniably comfy but look like giant bricks on your feet. These slim-heeled Mary Janes will pull together any formal look without forcing you to sit on the sidelines early because your feet hurt.
Where to buy: $129.50, Amazon