The Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // September 30, 2021

If you have plantar fasciitis, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes while exercising is extremely important. Because everyone’s feet are different, a shoe that might work for someone else, might not be the best shoe for you. Find the best pair of shoes that feels most comfortable on your foot and helps lessen your symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

And depending on your level of pain with plantar fasciitis, it’s a good idea to keep supportive tennis shoes on all day long. And the below shoes are not only supportive, but they’re cute too!

And don’t forget to include stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis relief!


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    How To Choose The Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

    When it comes to purchasing shoes for plantar fasciitis, there are some criteria to look for:

    • Arch support
    • A removable insole (if you want to use a plantar fasciitis specific insole)
    • Cushioning for comfort
    • Flexible midsole with some structure

    1. Brooks Running Shoes Pink brooks shoes or plantar fasciitis

    The Launch 8 is a lightweight shoe that’s durable enough for training but light enough for race day. The neutral support is between a race flat and a standard trainer. Brooks Running Shoes: $87.95-$249.80 [price varies on size/color availability]

    2. Ascics Running Shoes

    Bright pink Ascics tennis shoes that are good for plantar fasciitis

    This Ascics running shoe reduces shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle making it a great shoe for plantar fasciitis. The DuoMax system increases stability and support, while being lightweight and increasing platform support. Ascics Running Shoe: $75.95-$261.28 [price varies on size/color availability]

    3. New Balance Running Shoes 

    New balance tennis shoes for plantar fasciitis

    These New Balance sneakers are great shoes for plantar fasciitis as they feature a soft lining and cushioned insoles underfoot for the support you need to enjoy your active lifestyle. They are a quality shoe designed for everyday wear using breathable mesh materials to help keep feet cool and comfortable. New Balance Running Shoes: $47.44-$135.98 [price varies on size/color availability]

    4. Hoka One One Running Shoes 

    Hoka One One Running Shoes for plantar fasciitis

    The Bondi is the most cushioned shoe in HOKA ONE ONEs lineup making it a great option for those dealing with plantar fasciitis. It’s comfortable, functional and super cute to boot! Hoka One One Running Shoes$260 [more colors availble]

    5. Saucony Road Running Shoes

    Saucony road runners shoe for plantar fasciitis

    Who said diamonds were a girl’s best friend? We’re pretty sure these top-notch shoes in bright melon have that title now. Designed for maximum shock absorption and comfort, they’ll help you tackle your long-distance runs like a pro. Saucony Road Running Shoes: $42-$122.95 [price varies on size/color availability]

    Best Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis

    Sollbeam Fuzzy House Slippers with Arch Support

    Sollbeam slippers for plantar fasciitis

    Here’s the thing, if you’re walking around in your new awesome tennis shoes all day, you may not want to carry those same shoes into your house. That’s where these slippers come into play. These sollbeam slippers have awesome arch support and features a deep, narrow heel cup that helps support the foot for daily use and long-term standing. Plus, they’re super cozy!!

    If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, investing in a good pair of shoes is worth your time and money. This will ensure that you avoid any pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis.

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