Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis (Plantar Fasciosis)

Improve within six months by wearing the best shoes for plantar fasciitis which offer excellent heel cushioning and dependable arch support which can help heal plantar fasciitis

Featured shoe: Hoka One One Arahi 4

best shoes plantar fasciitis womenPlantar fasciitis is a problem of the foot arch because of inflammation or damage in the plantar fascia, a connective tissue which supports the sole. While plantar fasciitis is a common condition that occurs when your plantar fascia becomes overused, treating this problem is difficult if not done properly.

There are many ways to treat plantar fasciitis and the most common are:

  • stretching the plantar fascia
  • exercise to strengthen feet and leg muscles
  • massage of muscles and joints
  • night splints
  • using stability and motion control shoes

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

best shoes heel pain womenThe best shoes for plantar fasciitis:

  • have excellent support on the arch tendon of the foot
  • can correct poor foot biomechanics and over flattening of arch
  • can correct anatomical alignment to relieve stress from the plantar fascia
  • help prevent plantar fasciitis from becoming progressively worse
  • help your plantar fascia to heal (naturally) over time

With all the above issues, New Balance seems to have the most desired technology that can treat plantar fasciitis properly. New Balance uses ROLLBAR technology which prevents rear foot movement and enhances smooth transitions from heel-strike through toe-off. This athletic shoe manufacturing company also has the top-rated shoes for plantar fasciitis. In fact, New Balance has walking and running shoes designed with plantar fasciitis and other foot problems in mind.

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While most of the shoes for plantar fasciitis are shoes for overpronation, there are also neutral-cushioned shoes that can relieve pain in the heel and bottom of the foot and are best for people with high arches and those with supination.

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Note: If your feet’s support type is neutral to underpronation (supination), your best shoes are neutral-cushioned shoes but if you have fallen arches or overpronation, your best shoes are stability or motion control shoes. Having the right shoes for plantar fasciitis can also prevent heel spurs.

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Table of Contents
  1. Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis in Women
  2. Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis in Men
  3. Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

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Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis in Women

Here’s a list of the best shoes for plantar fasciitis in women (in no particular order):

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The best New Balance running shoes for plantar fasciitis have ROLLBAR technology for rear foot stability and STABILITY WEB mid-foot support technology, both designed to relieve heel pain and help your plantar fascia to heal naturally. Another highly recommended New Balance technology is the STABILICORE for medial support.

If you stand all day at work, the best New Balance walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is WW928v3. This shoe has an added N-ERGY responsive shock absorption, a suitable cushioning choice for an innovative pronation control.

11. New Balance 840v4
12. New Balance FF Vongo v4 (best mild stability shoe, RW)
13. ASICS GEL-Contend 5
14. ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22
15. ASICS GEL-Cumulus 21 (best for durability, RW)
16. ASICS GEL-Kayano 26 (best for stability, RW)
17. ASICS GT-1000 8 (best affordable stability shoe, RW)
18. ASICS GT-2000 8 (best for marathon training, RW)
19. ASICS GEL-Kahana 8 (best buy, RW)
20. ASICS GEL-Venture 7

The best ASICS walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4.

The best ASICS running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Systems that reduce impact and allow a smooth transition from heel strike through toe-off. Another ASICS technology that can help relieve plantar fasciitis is Dynamic DuoMax Support System, which delivers optimal support and stability for overpronators.

21. ASICS GEL-Quantum 90
22. ASICS GEL-Scram 5
23. On Cloudstratus (most cushioned, RW)
24. On Cloudflyer (best lightweight stability shoe, RW)
25. On Cloudace (best stability shoe, RW)
26. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 (best for long runs, RW)
27. Brooks Ghost 12 (editor’s choice, RW)
28. Brooks Glycerin 18
29. Brooks Addiction 14
30. Brooks Ariel 20

Brooks’ best walking shoe for plantar fasciitis is the Addiction Walker 2.

The best On running shoes for plantar fasciitis have CloudTec cushioning technology that becomes active upon foot strike and delivers efficient toe-off for an exceptional cushioned comfort. On shoes feature molded heel counter which helps lock the foot in place (comfortably) providing injury protection.

The best Brooks running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Progressive Diagonal Rollbar which delivers smoother transitions and overpronation control, Anatomical Brooks DNA System which delivers adaptive/personalized cushioning, and Heel Segmented Crash Pad for softer landings.

31. Brooks Bedlam 2
32. Brooks Ravenna 10 (Best for controlling pronation, OUTSIDE)
33. Saucony Liberty ISO 2 (Best mild stability shoe, RW)
34. Saucony Guide ISO 2 (Top pick, Women’s Running)
35. Saucony Echelon 7 (Best for orthotics, RW)
36. Saucony Triumph ISO 5 (Editor’s choice, RW)
37. Saucony Omni ISO 2 (Best stability shoe, RW)
38. Mizuno Wave Creation 20 (Best for heavier runners, RW)
39. Mizuno Wave Horizon 3 (Best for stability, RW)
40. Mizuno Wave Inspire 16

The best Saucony walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the Grid Omni Walker.

The best Saucony running shoes for plantar fasciitis have ISOFIT technology which adapts to the shape and motion of your foot, TRI-FLEX outsole for flexibility and protection, PWRGRD+ platform with 20% more cushioning, Extended SRC Impact Zone for smoother transitions, and EVERUN Landing Zone technology under the heel for maximum energy return upon impact.

The best Mizuno running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Infinity Wave technology in the heel for longer lasting cushioning and responsive ride and support, SmoothRide Engineering which offers rocking-chair-like transition from heel to forefoot, and articulated U4icX heel wedge for a softer feel/landing.

41. Hoka One One Arahi 4
42. Hoka One One Gaviota 2
43. Hoka One One Clifton 6 (best for everyday runs, RW)
44. Hoka One One Stinson ATR 5 (a favorite, Women’s Health)
45. Hoka One One Bondi 6 (most cushioned, RW)
46. Hoka One One Elevon 2
47. Nike Air Vomero 14 (Editor’s choice, OutdoorGearLab)
48. Nike Air Zoom Winflo 6 (most affordable, RW)
49. Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 (best for support, RW)
50. Nike LunarGlide 9

The best Hoka walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the Tor Summit.

The best Hoka running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Meta-Rocker geometry which offers smoother transition from heel to forefoot, as well as, Deep Active Foot Frame which helps stabilize the foot.

The best Nike running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Nike Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot which create a responsive ride, Max Air unit which creates a responsive effect upon heel strike, molded foam which wraps your midfoot and heel for lockdown, Flywire technology which wraps the arch of your foot for a well-protected support, and Lunarlon cushioning system which provides softness and support.

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Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis in Men

Here’s a list of the best shoes for plantar fasciitis in men (in no particular order):

Nursemates – Shop work shoes that you can count on for optimal support and all-day comfort!

The best New Balance running shoes for plantar fasciitis have ROLLBAR technology for rear foot stability and STABILITY WEB mid-foot support technology, both designed to relieve heel pain and help your plantar fascia to heal naturally. Another highly recommended New Balance technology is the STABILICORE for medial support.

If you stand all day at work, the best New Balance walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is MW928v3. This shoe has an added N-ERGY responsive shock absorption, a suitable cushioning choice for an innovative pronation control. Other notable NB shoes with N-ERGY are MX1211 Cross Trainer, MX856 Training Shoe, and MX857v2 Cross Trainer. These trainers are best for people with plantar fasciitis.

11. New Balance MW847v3
12. New Balance FF Vongo v4 (best mild stability shoe, RW)
13. Hoka One One Arahi 4
14. Hoka One One Clifton 6 (best for everyday runs, RW)
15. Hoka One One Stinson ATR 5
16. Hoka One One Bondi 6 (most cushioned, RW)
17. Hoka One One Elevon 2
18. Dunham Captain
19. Dunham Battery Park
20. On Cloudstratus (most cushioned, RW)

The best Hoka walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the Tor Summit.

The best Hoka running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Meta-Rocker geometry which offers a smoother transition from heel to forefoot, as well as, Deep Active Foot Frame which helps stabilize the foot.

Part of New Balance family of brands is Dunham, which also has a collection of shoes with ROLLBAR technology recommended for plantar fasciitis.

21. On Cloudflyer (best lightweight stability shoe, RW)
22. On Cloudace (best stability shoe, RW)
23. adidas Supernova Glide 8
24. ASICS GEL-Quantum 90
25. ASICS GEL-Kahana 8 (best buy, RW)
26. ASICS GT-2000 8 (best for marathon training, RW)
27. ASICS GT-1000 8 (best affordable stability shoe, RW)
28. ASICS GEL-Kayano 26 (best for stability, RW)
29. ASICS GEL-Venture 7
30. ASICS GEL-Cumulus 21 (best for durability, RW)

The best ASICS walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4.

The best ASICS running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Systems that reduce impact and allow a smooth transition from heel strike through toe-off. Another ASICS technology that can help relieve plantar fasciitis is Dynamic DuoMax Support System, which delivers optimal support and stability for overpronators.

The best On running shoes for plantar fasciitis have CloudTec cushioning technology that becomes active upon foot strike and delivers efficient toe-off for an exceptional cushioned comfort. On shoes feature molded heel counter which helps lock the foot in place (comfortably) providing injury protection.

31. ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22
32. ASICS GEL-Contend 5
33. Brooks Bedlam 2
34. Brooks Ghost 12 (Editor’s choice, RW)
35. Brooks Glycerin 18
36. Brooks Addiction 14
37. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 (Best for long runs, RW)
38. Brooks Beast 20
39. Brooks Ravenna 10 (Best for controlling pronation, OUTSIDE)
40. Merrell Jungle Moc

The best Brooks walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the Addiction Walker 2.

The best Brooks running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Progressive Diagonal Rollbar which delivers smoother transitions and overpronation control, Anatomical Brooks DNA System which delivers adaptive/personalized cushioning, and Heel Segmented Crash Pad for softer landings.

The best Merrell running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Air Cushion system in the heel which provides shock absorption and stability, molded foam insole which offers underfoot plush, and M Select FIT.ECO+ technology blended with EVA footbed which provide zonal arch and heel support.

41. KEEN Targhee III Mid
42. KEEN Voyageur
43. Mizuno Wave Horizon 3 (best for stability, RW)
44. Mizuno Wave Creation 20 (best for heavier runners, RW)
45. Mizuno Wave Inspire 16
46. Saucony Ride ISO 2
47. Saucony Triumph ISO 5 (editor’s choice, RW)
48. Saucony Hurricane ISO 5
49. Saucony Liberty ISO 2 (best mild stability shoe, RW)
50. Saucony Omni ISO 2 (best stability shoe, RW)

The best Saucony walking shoes for plantar fasciitis is the Grid Omni Walker.

The best KEEN shoes for plantar fasciitis have ESS shank technology which provides stability and a secure ride, as well as, S3 heel support structure which offers pressure redistribution and relief.

The best Mizuno running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Infinity Wave technology in the heel for longer lasting cushioning and responsive ride and support, SmoothRide Engineering which offers rocking-chair-like transition from heel to forefoot, and articulated U4icX heel wedge for a softer feel/landing.

The best Saucony running shoes for plantar fasciitis have ISOFIT technology which adapts to the shape and motion of your foot, TRI-FLEX outsole for flexibility and protection, PWRGRD+ platform with 20% more cushioning, Extended SRC Impact Zone for smoother transitions, and EVERUN Landing Zone technology under the heel for maximum energy return upon impact.

51. Saucony Guide ISO 2
52. Saucony Echelon 7 (best for orthotics, RW)
53. Timberland PRO 6″ Pit Boss
54. Timberland PRO Powertrain Alloy Toe
55. Nike Air Zoom Winflo 6 (most affordable, RW)
56. Nike Air Vomero 14 (Editor’s choice, OutdoorGearLab)
57. Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 (best for support, RW)
58. Nike Lunarglide 9
59. Altra One V3
60. Altra Torin 4

The best Timberland shoes for plantar fasciitis have 24/7 Comfort Suspension/Anti-fatigue Technology which supports the arch and cushions your every step. For added support and comfort, use the Timberland insoles. Timberland is APMA-certified in Anti-fatigue Technology Insole designed to absorb shock and returns energy back to the foot in key zones providing all-day comfort.

The best Nike running shoes for plantar fasciitis have Nike Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot which create a responsive ride, Max Air unit which creates a responsive effect upon heel strike, molded foam which wraps your mid-foot and heel for lockdown, Flywire technology which wraps the arch of your foot for a well-protected support, and Lunarlon cushioning system which provides softness and support.

The best Altra running shoes for plantar fasciitis have fully cushioned Zero Drop platform which provides low-impact landing and helps align the body.

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Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

These removable insoles can add warmth, improve the fit, add more stability, and correct poor foot biomechanics to help prevent and relieve plantar fasciitis.

The best Spenco insoles for plantar fasciitis have advanced arch support and deep heel cup which absorb shock and control pronation, as well as, extra cushioning under the ball of the foot which provides a smoother transition.

The best Superfeet insoles for plantar fasciitis have maximum support, stability and shock absorption, as well as, extra deep cup which cradles your heel and provides comfortable support by aligning the bones of your foot to prevent heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

The best Powerstep insoles for plantar fasciitis have contoured heel cup which provides stability and effective relief for heel and arch pain.

The best SOLE insoles for plantar fasciitis have heat and wear moldable feature which provides customized fit, cushioned support which cradles the plantar fascia, improves balance and natural foot alignment, and Polygiene odor control technology which helps create a healthy foot.

The best New Balance insoles for plantar fasciitis have Abzorb technology which breaks up and drives off shock during foot landing until toe-off giving the runner soft and protective ride, arch shape features which move warm air out and cold air in, and extra deep heel cup which provides maximum support and natural shock absorption.

In terms of orthopedic claims, most of these brands don’t state that their shoes are orthopedic (or they stay away from any orthopedic claim) but we have included their shoes in the list because of actual consumer reviews and testimonials. We hope that these shoes will work for you.

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