Best shoes for plantar fasciitis pain relief

///Best shoes for plantar fasciitis pain relief
Men’s best shoes for plantar fasciitis


Plantar fasciitis is not only painful but impedes on the quality of life that a person can have. The best shoes for plantar fasciitis will correct the cause of heel pain and get you your life back. Plantar fasciitis can be treated, you don’t have to suffer with heel pain. Watch the short video below for an interesting demonstration.

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The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue that supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. It is attached to the heel bone and runs forward to the bone between each toe and the bones of the mid foot. If your foot pronates too much, your ankle will roll too far downward and inward with each step. This can cause the arch to collapse. Walking and running on unnatural hard surfaces with shoes that doesn’t provide adequate support also contribute to the collapsing of the arch. Have you found your shoe size getting bigger? The foot elongates when the arch start to collapse.

When the arch collapses it creates a pulling strain at the heel where the plantar fascia attaches, resulting in pain. Plantar fasciitis is prone to develop in flat, low and excessively high arched feet. Plantar fasciitis related heel pain originates from a misalignment in the foot. Like a domino effect the misalignment extends through the leg and is likely to cause knee and even back pain. Wearing supportive shoes that have good arch support and a slightly raised heel reduces stress on the plantar fascia. Orthotic shoes can relieve plantar fasciitis heel pain by supporting the arch of your foot to align your feet to their natural position.

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

In short, shoes specifically designed for the purpose. Our feet are intended for natural soft surfaces such as soil, sand and grass. The best shoes for plantar fasciitis allows for natural foot function by mimicking the way our feet would respond on natural surfaces. Doctor Oz and Doctor Weil, both health gurus recommend the same brand of footwear as we do. The best shoes for plantar fasciitis pain relief and comfort truly is the “Vionic” formerly known as “Orthaheel” range of footwear.

Aligning your feet back to their natural, healthy position helps prevent and relieve a variety of foot problems including heel pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain and bunions. By helping your body stay properly aligned, these innovative shoes can also ease back and leg pain so you can enjoy the things you love to do. It also doesn’t hurt that most of them look good too. (Yes, we know 🙂 ) Let’s have a look at what Orthaheel technology is all about.

Orthotic infographic

  • Bio mechanical Tri Planar Motion Control Technology provides realignment, stability and support. Keeps feet within their normal boundaries for ranges of motion.

  • Podiatrist-designed to help you become pain free from plantar fasciitis associated heel pain.

  • Shock absorbent material. Softer and more comfortable than traditional orthotics.

  • Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Most of them bear the APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval.

  • It is one of the few footwear brands to have clinically demonstrated the ability to promote good foot health.

Women's best shoes for plantar fasciitis


Orthaheel Women’s Relax Slipper


Orthaheel Women's Relax Slipper

First thing in the morning… slippers and coffee. Also the time that plantar fasciitis pain is at its worst.

You need the best support a shoe has to offer and this slipper has won more hearts than any other. The Orthaheel women’s relax slipper offers remarkable support. Unlike slippers that wear out quickly and slip on the foot, these have an adjustable Velcro strap to provide the best possible fit.

Very soft and comfortable they are a treat to your feet even when worn for hours on end.

Size 5 through 12, medium width.

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Vionic Relax Slippers

Vionic Women’s Tide II Toe Post Sandal


Vionic Women's Tide II Toe Post Sandal

Women do love sandals. Show off your pedicure, feel comfortable and look stylish too.

If you are not used to walking with an orthotic they require a bit of getting used to… but when you do, your feet will be thanking you all day long. The sandals relieve the pressure from your heel very well to ensure pain relief. The tide II has improved cushioning over its predecessor but is slightly narrower than the previous model.

If you suffer from bunions or simply prefer the feel of freedom for your toes then these sandals will be most welcoming to your feet.

Size 5 through 12, medium width.

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Vionic Tide II - Most Comfortable Women's Flip-Flop Sandals

Womens Orthaheel, Walker athletic shoe


Womens Orthaheel, Walker athletic shoe

Staying healthy means keeping fit. Get it done without the pain and feel good from heel to toe.

For athletics the EVA midsole design has a 5 degree built-in elevation for a smooth heel strike to toe off. (Gait cycle) The shoe is lightweight and slightly wider than most Orthaheels, something you will appreciate if you have wider feet. If you wear a half size, it is recommended to get a size down for the best fit. People wearing a full size will find their regular size to be the right one.

The front of the shoe also has plenty of room to keep your toes happy. Optimal design for feet on the go to be secure and feel fresh. You can achieve your fitness goals 😉

Size 5 through 11, narrow and medium.

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Vionic Womens Walker

Vionic Women’s Cozy Juniper Moccasin


Vionic Cozy Juniper Moccasin

Wish you could spend the whole day in your slippers? These will help you do just that.

With all the supportive technology that Vionic provide, you can have the pain relief you’ve been looking for. The slippers have a traction control rubber sole which makes them ideal for in and around the house surfaces. They will also keep your feet warm and comfortable in the winter.

Size 5 through 11, medium width.


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Men's best shoes for plantar fasciitis

Vionic Men’s Glenn Slide

Vionic Men's Glenn Slide

Functional? Very. Style? Definitely. These slippers are very comfortable and a welcome relief from plantar fasciitis heel pain.

Podiatrist-designed bio mechanical contouring. Prevents over-pronation. Quick and easy to put on and to take off. Easily adjustable for a convenient fit. Wear them indoors or outdoors.

Size 7 through 13, medium width.

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Vionic Glenn Men's Slipper, RS2663 AW14

Vionic Unisex Wave Orthotic Sandal


Vionic Unisex Wave Orthotic Sandal

Summer sandals for fun in the sun. They are wider sandals and on average will provide a better fit for men than for women.

Combining comfort and a casual sophisticated look, these sandals are easy on the feet as well as the eyes.

With the APMA Seal of Acceptance you can be confident that your plantar fascia is in the right shoe.

Size 7 though 13, medium width.

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Vionic Wave Toe Post Sandal

Vionic Mens Endurance Walking Shoes


Vionic Mens Endurance Walking Shoes

Look good, feel good and keep going and going.

Walking for fitness or to stroll around you will find the comfort features you’re looking for with this shoe. Features Orthaheel tecjnology and First Ray Technology assists forefoot mobility and gait efficiency.

Performance and durability to last will help you get to where you would like to go.

Size 7 through 14, medium and wide.

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Vionic Mens Walker


Helpful details to know

So there you have it, the best shoes for plantar fasciitis to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. You might still be wondering if there is anything else you need to know… There is a couple of important points that we would like to make you aware of if you don’t know them already.

  • Wear your new Vionic footwear for only a few hours a day for the first few days to allow your feet to adjust to the new level of orthotic support.
  • When ordering shoes online it is best to check the product description to see if there is a notification regarding true fit shoe size.
  • You can return your shoes for another size, often with free return shipping.
  • If you find a speciality store that stock the shoes you want, it would be a good idea to fit them in store and compare the price online. The price can vary greatly.
  • To preserve the appearance of your shoes, it is best to use a dry, cotton cloth to clean the leather from dirt and dust.
  • Cleaners which contain acid or detergents should be avoided as they may damage and prematurely age leather.
  • When using a product to clean with, first test it on a small discrete area and allow it to dry.
  • If your shoes become wet, it is best to allow them to dry naturally.

Now that your feet are on their way to feeling better, we would like you to come by again for a visit and share your improvement with us. We love helping people and hearing about their happiness.