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A 43-year-old member asked:

What type of shoes are best for plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Clark Wallabees: I'm not an expert but i found wearing clark wallabees with thick gummy rubber soles or wearing sketcher rocker shoes has relieved the problem for me.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Support.: Athletic shoes with supportive soles will be best. You should not be able to twist or wring the shoe, and when pushing from front to back, it should only bend at the widest part of your foot--that's where your foot bends, at the ball. The shoe should also have a firm wrap around your heel, holding your rearfoot in a solid upright position. A good supportive set of orthotics are also helpful.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You need shoes with a good innersole support system. New balance does a good job as well as brooks. You need to find what feels good to you. Often times its not the shoe but a needed orthotic for support.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Most mass-market shoes have minimal arch support as they are more costly to produce and can feel odd to the general consumer. Consider visiting a shoe retailer that focusses on special situations. These are not exactly the same as orthotic shoe dispensers, which fill specific shoe prescriptions. As stated, good arch support is key, tho' it can feel odd to you at first. Just give it some time.
Mar 26, 2014
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 22 years experience
Silastic heel cups: Research has shown that silastic heel cups are 86% effective in helping with the treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
Heel cups may help contusions of the heel but are not 86% effective with PF.you need to support the foot and change how the foot hits the ground...a posted rigid support should be used
Jul 7, 2012
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Often times it is not the shoes but you may need orthotics. If shoes are what you want, look at a good walking shoe with good arch support.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What type of shoe inserts are best?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper shoes and if inserts are needed to avoid recurrence. The inserts (aka orhtotics) may be over the counter or prescription.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are certain types of shoes better than others for plantar fasciitis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Supportive athletic shoes will most likely be the most comfortable.

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