Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

If you’ve never heard of Plantar Fasciitis consider yourself blessed.  If you are familiar with the foot burning symptoms caused by this painful strain, you are not in need of an explanation here. You may, however, be looking for solutions to this often debilitating syndrome. The video below appears to offer some assistance:

As the video shares, shoes can make a difference. Our customers have shared success in alleviating pain related to PF utilizing the following products from our stores:

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Dansko Professional clogs:

Doctors and nurses who spend entire days on their feet swear by their Dansko shoes. To help people feel better for longer Dansko adds shock absorption, a rocker bottom, and solid arch support to reduce strain your legs, back, and feet. Type “plantar fasciitis” and “Dansko” in a search engine and you can read quite a few testimonials of happy Dansko owners.

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Merrell Encore:

From their air cushion midsoles, Q-Form®  footbed, supportive Trailspring® technology, and innovative sole designs, Merrell shoes offer comfort and performance in a variety of environments. Dr. Davis S. Wander, while sharing his recommendations for shoes for those with plantar fasciitis, writes: “I often recommend Merrell shoes to my patients and the overall consensus is that patients are very happy.”

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Superfeet Premium Insoles:

Many customers share with us that orthotics or insoles help tremendously with the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. We offer Superfeet Insoles. With Superfeet insoles in your shoes, your feet are being consistently balanced and supported. Instead of your feet collapsing inward and stressing surrounding muscels, joints, and ligaments, Superfeet helps you move the way nature intended.

MBT Physiological Footwear:

We receive dozens of testimonials from our customers who suffer from plantar fasciitis telling us about how MBT Shoes have alleviated their pain!   Here is just one example from a MBT believer:

“I developed chronic plantar fasciitis in both feet while pregnant with my first baby.  For 2 years I tried podiatrists, orthotics, pain killers, anti-inflamitories, ultrasound and massage.  I couldn’t be on my feet for more than an hour a day and couldn’t sleep from the pain in my feet at night.  I was totally miserable and trying to cope with my baby.  I bought a pair of MBT Shoes 4 weeks ago and think they are a miracle shoe!!  Each day I can walk a little longer and today went for a small jog!!  Thank god for MBTs.”

Read more MBT testimonials from real customers who suffered from plantar fasciitis.

For more information on Plantar Fasciitis, try turning to plantar-fasciitis.org.

Share with us what shoes or orthotics have helped you with plantar fasciitis.  Please leave your comments below.

6 Responses to Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Jo Itzkowitz says:

    My MBT’s decreased my pain from PF in the first day. After 2 weeks the pain had decreased at least 60%…it still hurts but isw improving daily. I also have done some stretching and heel drop exercises. They are amazing!

  2. Judy says:

    I started with Z-Coils and got immediate relief. I wore them until my PF went away, then they weren’t comfortable anymore so I went back to my regular Nike tennis shoes. When my PF came back a few months later, the Z-Coils didn’t seem to help that time, so I had to try another type of shoe. MBT’s were highly recommended by many people so I tried them, and haven’t stopped wearing them. They’re great…except for working in the yard. I’m surprised I haven’t broken an ankle. I’m still looking for shoes I can wear for gardening without killing my feet or breaking an ankle. Regular inserts don’t help…i’ve spend a fortune on them. Guess i’ll be getting orthotics!

  3. Stacy says:

    In above articles what are MBT’s? Thank you

  4. admin says:

    Hi Stacy,

    MBT is a brand of muscle-toning shoes that are becoming extremely popular among people with Plantar Fasciitis. Nurses, waitresses and others who spend a lot of time on their feet simply adore them.

    If you have a second, take a look at the customer reviews and ratings on the MBT Kaya for example:

    http://www.footwearetc.com/MBT/Womens-Kaya-Mary-Jane-Chocolate-Nubuck.html

  5. Cher says:

    Thanks for having posted these suggestions.
    I have severe pf from overexercising.
    This is my first bout (I”m nearly 35, felt like I was 21 or something and running too many miles at once!) …
    I could hardly step into my car to go to the mall and get shoes, but out of desperation, i did it
    I slid into a Dansko shoe…and it was miraculous, immediate relief! I almost slept in them. =) I even felt like walking across the mall and shopping after putting them on.
    I tried the Birkenstocks, Born, Earh Shoes, Finns…but NOTHING did it like these.
    I cannot rave enough about Danskos! I hope this helps someone who is struggling with as much pf as I have. And is looking for a shoe that doesn’t scream ‘grandma orthotics’.

  6. Jan says:

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