FAQ's

Can Bunion Sleeve cure my bunion? Bunion Sleeve can relieve the pain caused by mild to moderate bunions and will help to protect the bunion from the effects of shoes, but it will not cure a bunion. However, Bunion Sleeve should be used for bunion treatment and may prevent advancement of the bunion.

What should I expect when I first wear Bunion Sleeve? If the correct size is chosen, most customer report that Bunion Sleeve feels comfortable. It should not be too tight or loose in any place. Bunion Sleeve will apply gentle pressure, realigning the big toe. The hole in the toe is designed to help to prevent too much pressure building up. We recommend wearing Bunion Sleeve for a few hours at a time until you get used to it. If you want to wear Bunion Sleeve while you are asleep you might prefer a slightly larger size. Wearing a smaller size during exercise often works well.

Does a Bunion Sleeve fit on either foot? No. Bunion Sleeve is anatomically designed for the right or left foot.

Why is there a hole at the end of the toe? The hole is an extremely important factor in the effectiveness of Bunion Sleeve. Without the hole there is a risk of too much pressure building up. The hole releases the pressure which could otherwise cause pain. The hole should be positioned in the middle of the big toe and not at the end, where the toe might push through. You might need to gently twist Bunion Sleeve so that it is positioned correctly.

Is Bunion Sleeve machine-washable? No. Bunion Sleeve is made of very delicate fibres and carefully constructed in two layers in order to be effective. Although Bunion Sleeve will suffer normal wear and tear, hand washing will extend its life considerably. Simply hand wash with a natural soap in cold water and allow to air dry. This can be done every day so that you can enjoy wearing a fresh Bunion Sleeve in the morning and at night again before bed.

How do I put on Bunion Sleeve? The packaging includes instructions on how to put Bunion Sleeve on for effective bunion treatment. You can also see our How to Wear guide and video.

How should I position Bunion Sleeve on my foot? The seam on Bunion Sleeve should be on the top of your foot with the pressure release hole in the middle of your big toenail. Please make sure your toenails are neatly trimmed.

Bunion Sleeve looks too thin to be effective so I’m not sure if it will work for me? The beauty of Bunion Sleeve is that it is scientifically designed to be as light weight as possible, while maintaining gentle pressure. We recommend Bunion Sleeve for mild to moderate bunions so if you have a more advanced bunion, you might find your big toe joint has become too stiff to be realigned. If this is the case, seek your podiatrist’s advice. Bunion Sleeve is made of materials similar to those used for burns - Nylon and Polyurethane. It provides protection from rubbing and helps your big toe to realign so that it is not pushing the other toes. Although the material is effective you should still avoid wearing shoes that are too tight around the bunion.

What if have ordered the wrong size Bunion Sleeve? If you need to change the size, just return Bunion Sleeve in its original packaging and unworn with the completed returns form on the packaging slip we included and we will exchange and dispatch the new size as soon as we receive it. See Returns & Exchanges for the process.

What if I find Bunion Sleeve does not feel comfortable or it isn’t strong enough to support my more advanced bunion? You should be able to tell immediately if Bunion Sleeve will be right for you, by trying the correct size. If your bunion is too advanced you will find the big toe may be too stiff to realign. This is why we recommend Bunion Sleeve for mild to moderate bunions. If you feel Bunion Sleeve is not right for you after trying it on, return Bunion Sleeve in its original packaging and unworn with the completed returns form on the packaging slip we included within 30 days for a refund (less postage and handling charges).

Does Bunion Sleeve aid in post-surgery recovery? Yes, we have had great feedback from customers post-surgery who have used Bunion Sleeve to help keep the big toe in place during recovery. Wearing Bunion Sleeve for post-surgery bunion treatment can help to prevent the bunion from returning. If you are unsure, seek the advice of your doctor.

Can I wear Bunion Sleeve while I sleep? Yes! Bunion Sleeve can be very effective while you sleep, but you might prefer to try the next size up so that not too much pressure is applied. Also wear Bunion Sleeve for a while until you are used to it before keeping it on for extended periods. Eventually you can wear your Bunion Sleeve all day and night for maximum effect but we would recommend buying two Bunion Sleeves and hand washing each day so that you can wear a fresh one in the morning and at night. Order two or more Bunion Sleeves and save.

Can I exercise wearing Bunion Sleeve? Yes! Many of our customers are avid sports people who find Bunion Sleeve allows them to work even harder. For walking, running and any constant form of exercise on your feet you might like to try the next size down for even more support. When you’ve finished exercising your normal size will take into account any swelling as you relax. Order two or more Bunion Sleeves and save.

How long will my Bunion Sleeve last? Like anything worn, normal daily wear and tear will obviously cause Bunion Sleeve to deteriorate over time. The more you wear and wash Bunion Sleeve, the more it will suffer wear and tear. We find that Bunion Sleeve can last from 3 to 12 months, depending on how much it is worn and how carefully it is treated. 

Is there any reason why Bunion Sleeve would not be suitable for me? If your bunion is too advanced you might find the joint in your big toe is too stiff to allow Bunion Sleeve to realign the big toe. Bunion Sleeve is not recommended for people who are diabetic or have poor circulation

What material is Bunion Sleeve made of? Bunion Sleeve is made from two thin layers of polyeurothane and nylon, similar to the materials used for treating burns. The fabric may loosen slightly after a few wears and washes, but it will remain completely effective.

Can I purchase Bunion Sleeve in stores? No. Bunion Sleeve is only available online through our website.

How long will it take to receive my order? Orders are shipped within 24 hours from our warehouse in Melbourne.  It usually takes 1 to 4 days depending if you select standard or express delivery but can take a few days longer.  If you have not received your order within 5 working days please email us at customersupport@bunionsleeve.com

My Bunion Sleeve has loosened slightly after wearing and washing it a few times. Is this normal? After wearing Bunion Sleeve, the material will start to relax. In time it may feel looser but this will not compromise Bunion Sleeve’s effectiveness. Like anything worn, normal daily wear and tear will obviously cause Bunion Sleeve to deteriorate over time. 

My Bunion Sleeve has frayed slightly after wearing and washing it a few times. Is this normal? Bunion Sleeve is made of two layers so over time, and depending on the amount of care taken, the material may fray slightly in some places, but the functionality of Bunion Sleeve will not be affected. Like anything worn, normal daily wear and tear will obviously cause Bunion Sleeve to deteriorate over time. 

My Bunion Sleeve has torn. Is this normal? Bunion Sleeve may fray, but it should not tear. However, it is very important to handle Bunion Sleeve gently as the material is very thin.

The hole in my Bunion Sleeve has stretched after wearing and washing it a few times. Is this normal? Bunion Sleeve hole may stretch slightly but the functionality will not be affected. Please make sure the hole is positioned correctly over the middle of the big toe so that the toe does not push through the hole. It is also important to keep your toenails neatly trimmed to protect Bunion Sleeve. Like anything worn, normal daily wear and tear will obviously cause Bunion Sleeve to deteriorate over time. 

Why do I feel pain when wearing Bunion Sleeve? If Bunion Sleeve is too tight it can cause pain so be careful to be sure you have selected the correct size before wearing. Wear Bunion Sleeve for shorter intervals initially so that your foot has time to adjust to the change in alignment. Gradually increase the time you wear Bunion Sleeve. Consider wearing the next size up while sleeping so that there is not too much pressure on your foot while you are not active. After exercising the next size up might be more comfortable if your feet swell. Order two or more Bunion Sleeves and save.