Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes
Whether for a day in the office, a parent-teacher conference or a night out, there are times when wearing my favorite plantar fasciitis sneakers isn’t an option. With heel pain, that proved to be a challenge. But it’s not an insurmountable one. There are shoes designed for us that don’t sacrifice comfort and support and still maintain an attractive profile. To find the best plantar fasciitis shoes I looked for these traits first:
- High Quality Construction
- Good Arch Support
- Well Cushioned
- Attractive Design
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the shoe makers out there who are offering plantar fasciitis shoes that are both fashionable and comfortable.
Top Rated: SoftWalk Rocklin Chelsea Boot
This low-cut boot will keep your feet happy with impressive shock absorbing soles and cushion. They’re designed to help support and stabilize your foot making them perfect for a day (or night) on the town. Some wearers felt the width of the boot should have been matched with a wider sole to provide better balance and I have to agree. If you have wider feet, you may be better off looking at some other options to give your feet the best fit possible.
If you’ve read my post on sneaker options, you know that I’m a pretty big fan of Vionic and their commitment to comfort and support for your foot extends into their line of dress shoes and boots as well. I’ve highlighted a couple of my favorite shoes just to give you an idea. The number of styles, colors and options they offer are truly impressive and I’m confident you’ll find shoes or boots to match your style and foot.
High Recommendation: Vionic Country Storey Tall Boot
Recommended by a well-known podiatrist, featuring a full-grain upper and two sets of adjustable buckles along with Vionic’s Orthaheel Technology to keep your foot aligned. Honestly, what else could you ask for in a tall boot? These calf-high boots are beautifully constructed, gorgeous to look at and feel wonderful on your feet – whether you have heel pain or not, you can’t go wrong with these plantar fasciitis shoes.
Top Rated: Vionic Upton Boot
If you’re looking for something more low-cut, take a look at the Vionic Upton. You still get a beautiful shoe with Vionic’s amazing orthopedic control and support system for a snappy look. Perfect for strolls on a fall day with leaves swirling, right? At least, that’s what I always think of when I see this style of boot. How about you?
Most Popular: Vionic Laurie Sandal
Well, since I just showed you two of Vionic’s more cold weather boots, why not throw in a pair of sandals you can wear when the sun is out, the weather’s warm and you want to put your pedicure on display. These sassy, strappy sandals feature a deep heel cup and forefoot contour to help cradle your feet and the cushioned footbed will keep your feet comfortable all day long.
Vionic Career Mabrey
These dressy shoes will help charge any outfit and are perfect whether you’re heading out the door for a day in the office or a night on the town. Featuring extra cushioning and arch support, these are ideal if you have flat feet or suffer from plantar fasciitis and want to take care of your feet while wearing chic footwear. And with Vionic’s Orthaheel technology to provide support, cushioning and motion control, you can step out with confidence – and comfort.
Taryn Rose Women’s Teaneck Pump
Ok, so we’ve covered some great options for boots and dress shoes? But what if you want to really step up your footwear for a formal night out? Is there a way to keep your feet happy? Yes! Thanks to Taryn Rose’s Teaneck Pump, you’ll be pain-free and fleet-of-feet all night long thanks to the enhanced arch support and memory foam midsole to help keep your foot stable and comfortable. I haven’t personally worn these. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I wore a pair of heels. L But the reviews on Amazon are very positive and a lot of wearers comment on the quality of this plantar fasciitis shoe and their comfort.
What’s Your Next Step?
First, I hope showing you some of the impressively good-looking shoes and boots out there that are designed for foot pain sufferers like us has you smiling.
While I may have been willing to sacrifice comfort for style BPF (Before Plantar Fasciitis) those days are long gone. Today, style counts, but proper fit and comfort is the deciding factor. The truth is if my feet feel good, then I feel good. And with the right shoes, your feet will look good and feel great!
Remember to look for quality construction, good arch support, cushion and, of course, style. 🙂 Oh, and another trick – if you can’t bear to part with a pair of old favorites, look to add an orthotic insole – they can make all the difference and can breathe new life into a pair of favorite but painful shoes. You can read my reviews on some of the best rated and top recommended plantar fasciitis insoles.
Take a look and let us all know what you think!