This person has a bunion and brought in a perfectly fitting wedge sandal today.
Notice how the straps near the bunion partially cross but don’t strangulate the bump? If you have a bunion and want to wear a heeled shoe, strappy sandals are a great choice. Anytime a shoe is forgiving over the big toe bump, the bunion wearers foot will be much happier, even in a high heeled shoe.
Also notice how perfectly matched this person’s arch is to the arch of the shoe. The single most common reason for ball of the foot pain is an arch that doesn’t match yours. This is an example of what to look for.