If the shoe fits…
“What shoes are best for Plantar Fasciitis?” We get this question every day.
The easy answer is… shoes that are not flat.
Typically, shoes with a raised heel and arch support are best for Plantar Fasciitis.
When your heel is raised and your arch is supported, there is less tension on the plantar fascia ligament.
Women should consider wearing wedges, raised heels, or running shoes.
Men will feel best wearing running shoes or boots.
Ecco is a good brand for men’s dress shoes.
In both cases, quality sandals such as Birkenstock, Vionic or similar are best for home use.
One of the most important things for most foot problems is to wear shoes or sandals when standing on hard surfaces such as the kitchen floor.
If you are wearing good supportive shoes and your heel pain does not lessen, do not make the mistake of thinking another brand of shoe is needed.
There is not a shoe brand that cures plantar fasciitis.
Again, if you have had pain in your heel(s) for more than 3 months, you are risking having an easier condition to treat become one that can take several months to cure.
Make good shoes part of your home remedy for plantar fasciitis. If there is no change after a couple of weeks, having a podiatrist get to the root of the problem is your best bet.