Shoes Suitable For Plantar Fasciitis

Shoes Suitable For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

If you have experienced plantar fasciitis, you know how important it is to have a good quality pair of supportive shoes. Whether your pain is mild or intense, the condition can be very irritating and acts as a strain on day to day activities. Below we have created a guide on how to support your feet when suffering from plantar fasciitis, whether it is a constant pain or a flare up. We have also included a selection of shoes that may be suitable for you, no matter the desired occasion.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis

daily routine putting stress on feet

Your feet are a vital part of your body being one of the most used body parts. We spend a lot of our time on them because, of course, we need to use them for general life activities and health benefits, but it definitely takes a toll. A natural side effect of ageing, over time your feet are likely to suffer from a variety of issues as a result, this includes bunions, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis.

heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis stems from the stress and inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. The intensity of the pain from the condition can vary from mild to severe, and can often come and go. There are sometimes triggers that can affect this also, including being on your feet for a long period of time. Typically, the pain feels like a sharp, stabbing sensation that runs through the ligament and around the heel area. 

What Causes It?

Research has shown that weight and strain are the most common causes of plantar fasciitis. However, being a general cause, there is no guide on how much weight or strain could be a potential risk for this. It can be assumed that the risk can vary from person to person also. Whilst there are many other factors with correlation to the foot problem, such as flat feet, high arches and issues with the big toe joint, it is hard to see exactly what causes plantar fasciitis. With the root cause(s) being hard to determine, it makes it hard to prevent and understand the condition, dissimilar to many other foot problems.

What Should You Do If You Have Plantar Fasciitis

If you think you may have this condition, it is best to consult your doctor, especially during the early stages to possibly prevent further strain. In the meantime there are some things you can do to help ease, and prevent worsening, the pain.

anti-inflammatory foods for plantar fasciitis and foot pain


It may come as a surprise, however your diet can play a part in many problems including plantar fasciitis. It is suggested that eating foods that are a low inflammatory risk can be beneficial in delaying/preventing the problem and can also ease the pain if it is an existing issue. This means avoiding processed foods, fried food and even refined grains including white rice. Berries are considered to reduce inflammation, as well as naturally fatty foods like fish and avocado.

foot support for plantar fasciitis

Foot Supports

There are a range of foot devices and orthotics that can help relieve symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Most of the time plantar fasciitis is specific to the individual, so it is best to seek advice on what kind of supports your case may require. 

wide fitting leather flat shoes for women


One of the most important things to consider is footwear. Practical and casual footwear is best advised, but we understand that life may not necessarily permit this all the time. As an overall rule it is best to avoid shoes that are floppy and shoes that feel restricting and add extra pressure onto your feet. Firm and supportive shoes are the best for holding your foot in the correct shape, as bad foot posture can worsen the condition. 

Being cautious with your footwear is more important than it seems, even as a preventative measure, as it can make a huge difference in your existing or potentially future pain. All of our footwear is crafted with memory foam padding incorporated into the insoles which provides a soft cushioning for your feet. So, whether you are looking to ease pain from plantar fasciitis or generally avoid sore feet later on in life, we have a wide selection of styles that will help in supporting your feet.

Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis 

wide fit trainers for women

If you are in need of a casual daytime shoe for when you're on the go, our wide fitting trainers are a great option if you have plantar fasciitis. Not only are they extra wide, but also extra deep. This hidden extra depth is great in providing more space for your feet to spread and breathe, and also allows room for any external supports to be placed inside if you've been advised. They are made from a premium soft leather that will hold your foot appropriately without adding any discomfort or pressure. Furthermore, the style features smart heel cups which are padded and feel sublime against the heel, as well as seamless stitching so there is nothing irritating or rubbing against the foot. 

wide fit pointed flats in green leather

Versatility is important for days when you have multiple occasions and don't have time to change. Our Sandy flats are the perfect 'in between' shoes that can be worn from day to night. Made from premium leather, these shoes are crafted to be of the finest quality. They also feature built-in arch supports and Poron memory foam padding incorporated into the insoles, so the base of the foot is cushioned to perfection. Suitable for plantar fasciitis, these flats are super comfortable and will support healthy foot posture.

stylish wide fit heeled shoes for women

Having any type of foot pain can drastically impact your life and the shoes you are able to wear. Understanding how difficult it is to find formal shoes that do not worsen your pain, especially heels, we have worked hard to craft wide fitting comfortable heels

wide fit court shoes for women

Knowing that courts are a classic and timeless style, serving for a variety of smart occasions, we have curated a collection of court heels that look beautiful but have supportive features. Our Helena style is our most versatile option with its clean design. A simple pointed toe silhouette, with a fashionable block heel, this shoe is guaranteed to add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Most importantly, the shoe is crafted using the finest suedes and leathers and is also incorporated with memory foam padding as well as built-in arch supports. A heeled shoe that provides support and aids foot posture, this is definitely worth trying if you suffer from plantar fasciitis and have an important occasion coming up!

So if you feel slumped about having plantar fasciitis, and feel constantly worried about finding stylish footwear, rest assured that there are options out there for any occasion you may require. Please remember It is always best to seek a doctor's advice before trying new solutions to prevent worsening the condition or developing a similar related condition, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel!

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