Due to the pathoanatomical changes in hallux valgus feet, the plantar flexion moment of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is reduced. Therefore, load bearing of the hallux is decreased during push-off. We assessed loading parameters in hallux valgus feet. Based on dorsal-plantar weight bearing radiographs of 61 feet, the intermetatarsal-, hallux valgus-, distal metatarsal articulation-angle, and sesamoid position were evaluated. Plantar pressure assessment was performed with the emed® system during level walking. We found negative correlations between hallux valgus angle and peak pressure in the great toe (r = −0.301, p < 0.023), the maximum force of the hallux (r = −0.481, p < 0.001), and contact time of the great toe (r = −0.448, p < 0.001), and positive correlations for force time integral (r = 0.348, p < 0.001), contact area (r = 0.307, p < 0.020), maximum force (r = 0.430, p < 0.001), and peak pressure (r = 0.361, p < 0.006) of the fifth metatarsal head. A positive correlation between the sesamoid and the metatarsal subluxation regarding maximum force (r = 0.294, p < 0.034), and a negative correlation between the contact area of the hallux (r = −0.232, p < 0.020) was shown. Depending on the severity, hallux valgus angle, and sesamoid subluxation, load shows significant lateral transmission in hallux valgus feet. © 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res 32:1688–1693, 2014.