I always stuck with shoes for crews in the past. I would pad them as much as possible (double insoles, two pairs of socks) and could achieve a relatively comfy fit but I have bunions that literally poke holes in my shoes. The friction, pressure, and just the annoyance of wearing out shoes so quickly because of the bunions led me to finally trying something else.
My job technically requires all-black shoes with a non-textile upper. I need something at least water / fluid resistant so in theory I could get away with the original Spaceclouds, but I decided to go for the premiums thinking they’d be more durable and protective when it comes to working around liquids. The wide toe box was the ultimate selling point of snibbs in general, as I do not have wide feet overall, I just have the bunions to deal with.
I’ve only been wearing these for a few days, and the breaking-in process has not exactly been pleasant. I realize with the non-textile upper that’s just going to be the case as it needs to soften and stretch a bit before becoming really comfy. I didn’t need to add or switch insoles, though, so that’s awesome.
The toe box is indeed roomy, but my bunions are a bit too far back to reap any benefits from that. The left one is far larger and more problematic, so that side has been suffering from all the friction and lack of flexibility. It currently looks larger to me and is clearly irritated. I’m still learning about how best to fit shoes for bunions, so I can’t fault snibbs…