I have them and it is all genetics, unlike anyone on this thread, I was never on pointe and nver a dancer (I onlt become a dancer afer 5 oz. of Jager
I hyperextended my big toe on the right foot one time and 'discovered' my bunions. I thought it happpened over night, my family told me I had always had them :roll
My doc said I could have the surgery, but it was probably better to wait until it was really interferin with my life. As long as I don't wear a heel over 2" I am good. Any higher and I literally can't take more than 3 steps.
So I am waiting till the pain bothers me. I am very picky about any shoes I buy now. I have some Dansko clogs which are great because they are roomy. I have some Frye Mules and they have been fabulous as well. I alos ended up going up about 1/2 size and seem to do pretty well with that.