I think you will agree…

That there is a lot of information about running or training shoes but not enough for your specific feet condition.

Do you suffer from Bunions?

Then this post is for you.

Do you feel tremendous pain during cross-training?

Then this post is for you.

Do you feel frustrated to find the best cross-training shoes for bunions in [current_year]?

Then this post is for you.

I feel the best one is Nike Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer but there are some other great options below.

Related: Best Cross Training Shoes for High Arches

Our Top Picks

For Men:

Nike Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer

“Full length encapsulated air-sole with solid rubber outsole”

For Women:

✅ ASICS Gel-Noosa Tri 12 Cross Training Shoes

“Impact Guidance System with Dynamic duomax support”

Best Cross Training Shoes For Bunions in [current_year]


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You will get very lightweight support from these shoes as they come with the full-length encapsulated air-sole unit.

This also provides you with additional cushion and comfort

The out-sole is made from a durable rubber. This provides you with proper traction over varied surfaces.

You will also get additional support from the leather upper which has overlays for support.

To maintain breathability, these shoes come with perforations. So, your feet remain cool and dry during your entire period of workout

These shoes have a wide toe box and proper cushioning near the toe area.

This makes them very comfortable for bunion sufferers.


  •   Ideal for bunion protection and plantar fasciitis.
  •   Good for people with knee-related issues.
  •   Comfortable and lightweight.
  •   Good support and no fatigued feet even after hours of standing.
  •   Very durable.


  • Makes a squeaky sound but can be fixed with talc powder.
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These shoes are very stylish and colorful, but I feel that they are an acquired taste.

But the features of these shoes stretch far beyond their looks.

They come with ASICS proprietary Impact Guidance System which is meant to improve your natural gait from heel-strike to toe-off.

Rear-foot and fore-foot come with gel cushioning. This makes it very easy for you to tackle any kind of impact and naturally your feet are protected.

Also, your stability is enhanced as it comes with a Dynamic Duromax support system.

The wider toe box gives your toes enough room to wiggle and they don’t brush against your feet.

This makes your bunions feel comfortable and you will not end up in pain after your training.


  •   Good for people with bunions and plantar fasciitis.
  •   Improved materials for better cushioning.
  •   Eye-catching design.
  •   Wider toe box.


  •   They are not as durable as other versions of ASICS.
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Very comfortable, highly supportive and cushioned walking/cross-training shoe.

They have wide toe-box and can accommodate your bunions or hammertoe very well.

Mid-sole is made from IMEVA which is a type of EVA foam.

This makes the shoes comparatively lightweight.

Since the foot-bed has EVA foam and breathable textile lining, you will never feel stuffy wearing these shoes.

Also, wearing these shoes is super easy as it comes with pull-tab a heel and has lace-up closure.

You will get a very good grip on the roads as it comes with the durable rubberized sole.


  •   Good for people with bunions and plantar fasciitis.
  •   Improved materials for better cushioning.
  •   Good for multi-sport like training and walking.
  •   Wider toe box.


  •   Some felt that the heel’s lateral support is less.
If you are using Adidas Craytrain Elite Cross Trainer, then you are in for a very comfortable experience.

It comes with boost cushioning and it is the most responsive cushioning from Adidas till date.

So, the more energy you give, the more you get.

Also, these shoes are very breathable as the upper has mesh and you will not feel stuffy or sweaty.

As a bonus, you will have a totally blister-free experience.

Also, the out-sole is made from durable rubber and is suitable for multi-surface. So, you need not spend unnecessarily on other shoes as you can utilize this one for multi-sport.

Due to a blend of leather and synthetic, these training shoes look very stylish. This will also make you stand out from the crowd.

Also, the wider toe-box and the forefoot cushioning makes it ideal for bunions.


  •   Good for bunions and plantar fasciitis.
  •   Wider toe box.
  •   No breaking in required.
  •   Lightweight.
  •   Very stylish.


  •   Durability may not be as high as you expect.
If you are looking for a pair of very comfortable training shoes, ASICS GEL-Unifire TR 2 Training Shoe may be the one you are looking for.

It has a combination of breathable mesh and leather in the upper. This makes these shoes very breathable.

So, you will never feel sweaty or stuffy in these shoes and also this will help you to avoid blisters.

It has gel cushioning at the heels and this will insulate you from heated pavements, in case you want to take it out for a stroll.

Also, the flexible sole makes it more comfortable to use it in multi-sport.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable and breathable.
  •   The roomy and rounded toe box.
  •   Very affordable.


  •   May show early signs of wear and tears.
  •   Sizing is a bit off.

6. Inov-8 Mens F-Lite 235 V3 Cross Training Shoes – Best training shoes for wide feet (Upto 2E)

This is a cross-training shoe that comes with a low drop of 4 mm. This ensures that you get a lot of stability during your training.

This is more of a minimalist training shoe that is super durable and has protective upper overlays.

For this reason, Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V3 Cross Training Shoes are one of the most breathable training shoes as it has elastic mesh liners.

These mesh liners provide added comfort and support during your workouts.

Also, this training shoe is available in a wide variety as well which makes it perfect for people suffering from a bunion.

However, there is only one caveat to this. They are available up to a width of 2E.

So, measure the widest part of your feet and compare this with Inov-8’s size chart, before ordering.

The outsole is made from a synthetic rubber material that is very durable and flexible.

The forefoot also has deep grooves that ensure optimal flexibility during your workout.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable and breathable.
  •   Roomy toe-box with locked in heels.
  •   Great for heavy and dynamic lifting.
  •   Light and flexible making it great for mobility drills.


  •   Some break-in time is needed.
  •   Available only up-to 2E width.

7. NOBULL Training Shoes – Best Cross Training Shoes for Women

NOBULL trainers are crowd favorite as it is lightweight, flexible and breathable.

It will become a part of you when you train wearing them. You will hardly notice them as they will bend and flex with your feet.

The upper of this training shoe has seamless construction and is made from one piece SuperFabric.

They are very durable, breathable and abrasion-resistant. This will help you to have an irritation-free experience and you will be able to enjoy these shoes for a longer duration of time.

The outsole of these shoes has a lug pattern which will help you to transition from an indoor workout to an outdoor workout very easily.

It has high carbon lateral and medial guards for added protection on the sidewalls.

The toe-box of these shoes is wide and it will not rub against your bunions.

Also, these shoes are true-to-size. So, if you are between sizes, you should order a half size up to get a comfortable fit.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable and breathable.
  •   Roomy toe-box with locked in heels.
  •   Great for HIIT workouts.
  •   Light and flexible making perfect for kickboxing, cardio and weightlifting.
  •   Can be used for short distance running as well.


  •   Some break-in time is needed.
  •   Lesser support in the ankle area.

8. Vibram Alitza Loop Cross-Trainer Shoe – Best Cross Training Shoes for Flat Feet

If you have flat feet and bunions, then Vibram Alitza Loop Cross-Trainer Shoe will be just right.

They are 5 finger training shoes and are a true minimalist shoe.

They are lightweight and zero-drop and will help your feet to get stronger.

Stronger feet will protect you from all the adverse effects of flat feet like plantar fasciitis and in your case bunions.

Yes, it will help you with your bunions also since the rest of your feet will be able to take up the impact of your training and will not let your bunions to aggravate.

Also, these training shoes will behave like your feet, expanding to the maximum along with your feet.

The outsole is made from Vibram which is very durable and stable.

It will last longer and you will be able to enjoy your shoes longer.

Also, the upper of these shoes have a defined pattern which makes these shoes look even more stylish.

Overall, a great cross-training shoe for anyone, especially if someone has flat feet and suffering from bunions.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable.
  •   Zero-drop.
  •   Great for HIIT workouts.
  •   Great for any kind of workout including Yoga.
  •   Good for people with flat feet and bunions.


  •   Some felt that the quality has tanked.
  •   Sizing seems to be a bit off.

9. Nike in-Season TR 8 Cross Training Shoes – Womens wide cross-training shoes

Nike in-Season TR 8 Cross Training Shoes is our second Nike cross-training shoes in this list.

This trainer is available in various widths including wide and is suitable for any person suffering from bunions.

If you don’t have a wide toe-box in your shoe, you bunions will revolt making you hellishly suffer from your pain.

You will not encounter that problem in these shoes as the toe-box is decently wide.

They have a breathable and synthetic mesh upper which keeps you cool and comfortable during your workout.

Also, this keeps the inner environment of your shoes healthy.

It comes with Flywire cables that integrate with the laces.

This locks down at the mid-foot, giving you exception stability and fit.

It comes with a dual-density foam midsole that is capable of providing you with day-long comfort.

The out-sole has rubber pods placed at high impact areas.

This makes these shoes very durable and stable.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable.
  •   True to size.
  •   True to width.
  •   Great for any kind of training.
  •   Good for people with bunions.
  •   Good arch support.


  •   Some felt the upper is stretchy.
  •   The color pallet is limited.

10. New Balance 20v7 Minimus Cross Trainer – Best cross training shoes for wide feet

Last but not the least…is New Balance 20V7 Minimus Cross Trainer.

If you like minimalist shoes, you will love these.

They ave a thinner layer for the sole which provides you with just-right cushioning without taking away the ground feel.

This is a low drop shoe and will provide you with the most natural training experience possible.

Also, as like other New Balance shoes, these also have a wide toe box.

This makes them ideal for any person suffering from bunions as the walls of these shoes don’t rub against your bunions.

So, you will be comfortable during the workout as well a when you are not working out also.

The outsole is made from Vibram material and is very durable and grip.

This makes these training shoes also very durable and they will serve you well for a longer duration of time.


  •   Very stable pair of shoes.
  •   Good fit, comfortable.
  •   True to size.
  •   True to width.
  •   Great for any kind of training.
  • Good for people with bunions.
  •   Minimalist shoes.


  •   Some felt the quality is not up to the mark.
  •   The toe box lacks depth.


Best cross training shoes for bunions (2020) must have some inherent features that will make them worthy of your attention.

Firstly, it should have a wide toe box so that the inner lining of the shoe does not rub against your feet.

Also, they should not put any kind of lateral pressure on your feet.

Another important aspect is proper cushioning especially in the forefoot.

It must be designed to have a forefoot landing.

Thirdly, it shoe be designed for a specific usage like for cross-training, or running.

Some of the shoes like Brooks Ghost 12 does a great job in combining both of these together.

Is there a specific way to lace your training shoes for bunions?

I’ve mostly seen this technique to be used in running shoes. However, since I have bunions, I tried it on my training shoes.

It actually makes my shoes more comfortable.

You can find the details in “how to choose a running shoe?

Also, this video can also help as this is a step by step instruction on lacing a shoe for bunions

This is called a bunion step over technique.

Can training cause bunions?

It may aggravate your condition.

However, if you have a child who is less than 13 years, then using closed shoes all the time can develop bunions.

Before the age of 13 years, the bone of any human being is more malleable and so is more prone to changes.

The good news being, if you can spot this that early, your chances of recovering from this condition are much higher.

During my childhood years, I used to wear closed shoes all the time. Also, my calf muscles were weak and this contributed to my bunions.

But if you follow these tips you will be able to have more comfortable training sessions even with bunions.

Will a bunion surgery make you better?

Not necessarily.

Also, the recovery period is very long.

But before deciding on surgery, be sure to try all your options.

Bunion surgeries are expensive and their success rate is not that high.

Can you develop blisters on bunions from training?

Yes, you can.

But that can happen if you are using a narrow shoe.

Use the Bunion Step Over method that I described above.

Your chances of developing a blister are slim to none.

If you are still worried or end up in discomfort, try some bunions socks.

Surely, they are a bit expensive, but they will save you from more expensive medical bills.

Can taping bunions for training help?

Yes, it can.

Check out this post for more details

Can I use a bunion corrector for training?

Yes, you can. Use any of these12 types of bunion products that can serve as a corrector

Also, make sure your shoes are wide enough to accommodate the corrector.

What are the best Brooks cross training shoes?

If you are looking for a cross-training shoe from Brooks, then there is only one option, Brooks Liberty 9.

Other than that, you can also use the multipurpose shoes from brooks like:

What are the best wide cross training shoes?

All the above cross training shoes are the best wide cross-training shoes.

However, there is one caveat. Not all shoe will fit you.

For example, if you have a 4E wide fit, then Inov-8 will not fit.


Because they produce shoes up to 2E.

In such cases, New Balance may suit you as they manufacture shoes of that variety.

So, it really depends on your feet’s size.

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Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.