Are firm dress shoes or tennis shoes ok for Achilles tendinitis?

Either. Both shoes may help as long as the back of the shoe does not press at the insertion of the tendon on the back of the heel. You may want to use a lift in the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon.

Related Questions

I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

Evaluation. I would highly recommend a lower extremity evaluation by a certified podiatrist. The in toeing could be causing stress on the achilles tendon thus resulting in inflamation. Read more...