Good Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Suitable footwear is the most valuable protection from discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis, because with each and every step strain is continually placed on the plantar fascia. Any time the plantar fascia tendon gets overused, overstretched, or swollen, it leads to plantar fasciitis. So today we’ll be talking about good shoes for plantar fasciitis.  Regarding the numerous triggers of plantar fasciitis, one of the most common is an incorrectly fitted shoe. It is really essential to have suitable footwear for day-to-day use as well as for athletics. A poorly fitting shoe may result in painful complications in the feet, particularly for athletes, and could result in plantar fasciitis.

There are a wide variety of walking/running/tennis shoes designed for plantar fasciitis, finding normal shoes that provide a soft, cushioned heel and a strong arch support can be a lot more difficult.  Further, as we outlined in our previous article on shoes for plantar fasciitis, the customer service representatives working in your local shoe store may have no idea what type of shoes you need to help you alleviate your heel pain.

With that said, there are still a wide variety of manufacturers who sell shoes that can help with your plantar fasciitis on the Internet.  Below you will find a breakdown of some of the models that are sold online.  We include consumer reviews/ratings whenever they are available.

Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for Women

The first pair on our list is the Apex Women’s Ambulator Mary Jane’s.  These shoes feature a removable polyeruthane insole that reduces pressure along various points in your foot while molding to your own custom shape.  The high ‘toe section’ is also designed to accommodate people who have various foot problems.  The ‘flared rocker’ outsole also relieves stress, absorbs impact and increases stability.  The Ambulator Mary Janes have a 3.9/5 rating, are recommended by 71% of users, and sell for $129.99 online.

The next pair of shoes on our list, for women, also come highly recommended.  The Women’s Rose Mary Janes, by Drew, are not only designed to help with your heel pain but are designed with fashion in mind too (image)!  The Rose Mary Janes come with their patented ‘Drew Plus Fitting System,’ which includes one moldable dual-density footbed and one 1/8″ EVA footbed, which allow you to customize your fit or use your existing orthotics.  Like the Apex Ambulators, they also feature a large toe box so the toes can spread out comfortably.  These shoes come with an impressive 4.4/5 rating over 8 consumer reviews and are recommended by 88% of users.  They sell for $135 online.

The last pair of shoes on our list, for women, are the Aetrex Berries Zip-On Slip-On shoes.  These casual but trendy slip-ons feature a center zipper for easy on/off and a patented insole that allows you to ‘peel away areas’ for the purpose of customizing them to your feet and alleviating pressure.  And last but not least, these shoes feature full-grain leather touches and contrasting stitching for an added flare.  These shoes come with a 4.8/5 rating over 4 consumer reviews and are 100% recommended ($99.99 online).

Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for Men

The first pair of shoes on our list, for men, come highly recommended by consumers.  The Men’s Mark Lace Tie Oxfords, from Orthofeet, feature a removable patended self-molding insole that absorbs impact while offering support, a light-weight outsole that is durable yet absorbs shock and a non-binding padded collar that protects sensitive areas of the foot.  And last but not least these shoes include 2 full-length removable insoles of 2 and 3 millimeters.  The Mark Lace Tie Oxfords come with a stellar 4.7/5 rating over 43+ consumer reviews, are recommended by 88% of consumers and sell for $129.99 online.  These are some of the most highly recommended shoes we have come across while doing research for this.  They don’t look too bad either!

The next pair of shoes on our list, for men, are the Tie-Less Sport Walking Shoes by Orthofeet.  The laces on these walking shoes feature a hook-and-loop system that does not require the user to bend over to tighten/loosen their shoes.  These shoes also feature the Ortho-step insole, which help to provide cushioning and absorb shock, and a lightweight cushioned outsole with ‘Ergonomic Stride’ to help the foot glide forward easily and make the shoe as stable as possible.  These shoes 5/5 rating over 4 consumer reviews and are recommended by 100% of users.  They sell for $131.95 online.

The last pair of shoes on our list, for men, are the Robert Oxford Shoes by Orthofeet.  These shoes feature the Ortho-Step orthotic insole, which is designed with an anatomical arch and deep heel section to absorb shock, support the heel and provide as much comfort and stability as possible.  They also feature extra space in the toe section and include a patented sole that is designed to propel your foot forward while absorbing impact.  And last but not least these shoes include 2 removable insoles for added customization.   These shoes have one 5/5 rating and sell for $131.95 online.

That’s it for our review of good shoes for plantar fasciitis.  In reality there are hundreds of shoes available online and we cannot cover them all, so we recommend you start your shopping process.