THE Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis AS RECOMMENDED BY PODIATRISTS
Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot problem that many suffer from. We’ve asked professional podiatrist Bruce (Podiatry Shetland & Footwear Scotland) for his insider knowledge on plantar fasciitis and his recommendations on the best shoes available for living with this condition.
Our team regularly meets with professional podiatrists like Bruce to discuss case studies and further their knowledge of foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. This attention to detail helps us offer the best possible shoe-fitting advice throughout Scotland. However, footwear is only part of the solution in this case. We recommend you consult a local expert podiatrist for more in-depth and personalised advice to address your specific case of foot pain.
Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis as Recommended by Podiatrists
Based on expert podiatrist feedback and our own expertise in footwear, we have selected the following examples of some really helpful footwear for sufferers of plantar.
Work Shoes for Heel Pain
If you spending long hours on your feet at work, then it is vital to invest in a good pair of comfy work shoes. We have a wide range of comfortable work shoes, including lace-up options and slip-on styles. A hard-wearing PU sole unit is worth every penny as polyurethane is shock absorbent, helping to protect your feet from impact.
Best Trainers for Plantar Fasciitis
Whether you are running errands or running races, it is wise to invest in a quality pair of trainers. Direct injection polyurethane sole units absorb shock with each step, helping to protect your feet from repeated impact. They also hold their shape and support you over time. This is especially important for running, where you may want to try a more cushioned style even than this one.
Best Pumps for Plantar Fasciitis
A pair of pumps can be both casual and smart, making it a very versatile style. Avoid anything completely flat, and opt for pumps that have some build-up in the heel area. Shoes with hidden heels are subtle but really effective for support. Check the flexibility of the shoes too as this can greatly improve your comfort. Don’t make your feet work too hard either flexing the shoe or trying to grip your toes and keep it on your foot.
Best Walking Shoes
When you are exploring, you don’t want your feet to feel dragged down. Look for walking shoes that are lightweight and flexible, and a direct-injection PU sole unit is one of the best performing sole construction methods for plantar fasciitis. This offers durable support and is not simply soft and squishy underfoot. It may seem counter-intuitive but supportive shoes are very rarely soft.
Best Boots for Plantar Fasciitis
If you are looking for boots for plantar fasciitis, we recommend avoiding anything heavy. Lightweight boots from Legero, IMAC and ECCO will feel like you are walking on air, and the PU soles are extremely hard-wearing. Wearing a nice flexible and lightweight boot means your foot works less hard with every step and you benefit from the built-in shock absorption.
This article was written in collaboration with Bruce from Podiatry Shetland which is based near our Lerwick store.