Finding The Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

When you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, and you want to find the best shoes for it, you need to bear in mind a few things. First of all you need to understand that everyone’s feet is different and what might help someone else might not typically work for you. No worries though, as I will be giving you a quick guide filled with tips to make choosing shoes for plantar fasciitis super easy for you.

Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar Fasciitis ShoesFinding the best shoes or sneakers to help relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis is very easy once you break it down into an easy 1 2 3 4 process.

The first thing you need to determine is how much your willing to spend to get a good pair of shoes or sneakers.

A really good pair of shoes for Plantar Fasciitis is going to cost you around at least $100.

The second thing you need to figure out is your activity level. Figuring this out will make your decision a lot easier because typically people who are more active will need more support and cushioning.

People who are less active just need a solid pair of shoes to get them through daily living. The third thing you need to be aware of is style and brand. Some people like having a nice looking pair of shoes on while others really don’t mind. Finding a comfortable and stylish style is going to cost you more but you will receive a ton of compliments on your new cool shoes.

The last thing you need to mindful of when picking a pair of shoes for plantar fasciitis is the weather where you’re located. If you’re in an area where it gets really hot outside you need to find a breathable shoe that won’t have your feet bothered and smelly. At the same time if your in an area where it gets really cold you need to find a shoe that is both comfortable and warm.

Breaking Down the Criteria:

Price Range

The first thing you need to determine is your price range. Some of the top brands including, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, Avia, Brooks, K-Swiss, Colombia, Reebok, Saucony and Puma offer a wide range of shoes that will be very comfortable and  supportive. The price range varies and is like this.. a good pair will cost you $50-$75. A great pair will cost you about $100. A superb pair will cost around $130-$180. If your working with at least $100 you will be able to find a very good pair of shoes for plantar fasciitis.

Some of these brands also offer shoes under the price of $50 but I don’t recommend anything under $50 because the quality isn’t usually good, of course unless you find some on sale. If you don’t have the money to buy shoes costing that much then buying a good pair of insoles for plantar fasciitis might be a better idea.

Your Activity Level

Technically speaking people generally fall under three categories, very active, active and sedentary. If you are a very active person suffering from plantar fasciitis then it might be a good idea to get a pair of shoes costing $130-$180. These shoes are built to support the movements of an athlete and offer extra support and cushioning.

The best brands to choose when it comes to athletes are Nike, Adidas and Puma. A few buddies of mine that suffer from plantar fasciitis are very active. We run about 50+ miles a month and play basketball three days a week. These guys pay more for their shoes because they need the extra support to help deal with their pain as well keep their heel and foot safe and secure from further tears and rips.

People who are considered active usually walk a lot during their day. Their day is filled up with running a bunch of errands and lots of walking at work. They might also physically work out twice a week or so. For these people I would recommend getting a pair of shoes costing at least $100. Nike, Adidas and Puma offer a great variety of comfortable shoes for this type of person. The support and cushioning will be more than enough to help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis.

People who are sedentary won’t really need a top of the line shoe to help keep them pain free. You can’t go wrong with a $50-$75 pair of shoes because they will offer everything you need to help keep you comfortable. I would recommend New Balance, K-Swiss, Reebok as they offer a good variety of shoes at a lower price.

As much as shoes can help with the pain, it’s just as important to read as much as you can about this condition and utilize natural treatments to tackle the problem at its core.

The Style

Style comes second to comfort but it is still a big deal to most people when it comes to picking a good pair of shoes for plantar fasciits. The top brands when it comes to this are

Nike, Adidas, Asics, and Puma. They offer some really cool styles that are light, colorful and stable. I personally prefer the Nike Air Max series as the colors are endless and the foot support is amazing. My buddies recommend Nike’s Shox line because they find the shox technology works to support the heel and keep pain to a minimum.

If you don’t really care much about style then finding a good shoe will be easy for you. Going with Avia, Brooks, Colombia and Saucony you will find a good pair of shoes that are comfortable and supportive. They will be priced well and help keep your foot stable making plantar fasciitis much bearable.


Weather is really important when it comes to choosing shoes for plantar fasciitis. You don’t want to purchase a pair of shoes that are not built to survive in the atmosphere you are residing in. When choosing a good pair of shoes to keep you comfortable in different weather stay mindful of the weight of the shoe. A lighter shoe will support your foot and keep you in comfortable in hotter degrees while a heavier shoe will cause you more pain due to the weight your foot has to move. Nike offers a great selection of waterproof and water resistant shoes that will provide comfort and support as well