Often referred to as the Pedors “Bunion and Corn” shoe, the Vienna has two stretch panels, one on the medial side for a bunion, the other on the lateral side for a corn. The upper material is super-soft Napa leather and the shoe features a removable insert to allow for custom orthotics.
The Vienna was primarily designed for people living with arthritis, a bunion, or specifically for a hallux valgus foot deformity. A bunion starts as a small enlargement at the head of the first metatarsal that slowly and progressively enlarges. The foot is painful because the bunion becomes inflamed from shoe irritation, degenerative arthritis at the first metatarsophalangeal joint or both.
Calluses and corns are the most common foot problem. Corns are accumulations of the skin’s epidermis, which are created by the body to protect the underlying structures of the foot from excessive pressure points. Under compression, from a shoe or the underlying bone, the skin cannot shed as the surrounding epidermis does, becoming compact in the process, and causing pain until the pressure is relieved.