Do you know someone who has heel pain? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes along the bottom of your foot. Most often those with Plantar fasciitis experience stabbing pain when they take their first steps in the morning or after long periods of standing/sitting.
Some pursue medications, therapies, or surgery as treatment. Others try lifestyle changes such as stretching, modifying activities that cause pain, icing the painful area, or a new pair of shoes.
How Does Footwear Influence Plantar Fasciitis?
The best shoes for Plantar Fasciitis help relieve tension and pain. It is important that your shoes fit correctly and provide support. Look for quality, arch support, and heel cushioning. Shoes with orthotics or insoles that provide extra support and shock absorption are usually best. Avoid flat, non-supportive shoes. New Balance, Brooks, Topo, Birkenstock, Dansko, Chaco, Strive, Haflinger, and Strole are a few of the brands that we carry that provide support.
If you are looking for a new running shoe, walking shoe, sandal, or casual shoe, let us help you select the right shoe. If you have a shoe that you love but it is not comfortable, we may be able to modify that shoe to increase comfort and support.
What Are a Few Examples of Great Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?
Below are just a few examples of great shoes for those with Plantar Fasciitis.
Walking & Hiking Shoes