plantar fasciitis

Recent Reviews

  • "I found the website for KURU SHOES. I was very impressed with the website and how thoroughly they explained about their shoes. I totally got how the anatomical design of the shoe made it perfect for your foot. Your information on Plantar Fasciitis was spot on! Thank you for your product and the research that went into it."

    Donna

  • "I am in the Army, so I run and run and run. Hence, I developed Plantar Fasciitis. I have tried a few different kinds of shoes to help alleviate the pain that comes with Plantar Fasciitis but nothing was working until I came across Kuru's. Thanks to these shoes, I am able to run again without any worry about waking up with pain in my right foot."

    James

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that affects millions of people. A great deal of regular heel pain and ball of foot pain can be attributed to plantar fasciitis. So many people experience the pain of plantar fasciitis, but many don’t understand what it actually is.

Basically, plantar fasciitis is the pain felt by the accumulation of micro tears in the plantar fascia connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This tissue extends from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. If you experience regular sharp pain in these areas, there’s a good chance it is plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is associated with consistent weighting of the foot and is quite common among athletes and people who spend many hours standing and walking on hard surfaces. The pain is most strongly felt during the first steps of your day and after long periods of activity.

Since plantar fasciitis is so common and there is no simple cure, it is very important to monitor the pain and take measures to improve your overall foot health on a daily basis. Rest, ice, stretching exercises, and a pair of comfortable shoes can all help alleviate pain.



Who is Affected by Plantar Fasciitis?

In short, anyone can be affected by plantar fasciitis. The feet are the foundation of the body and undergo a lot of day to day strain. What’s more, the hard, flat, rough surfaces we walk, stand, and run on everyday stress our feet even more. It’s no wonder we develop foot pain.

Athletes, and especially runners, are highly susceptible to developing heel pain and plantar fasciitis because of the constant expanding and retracting of the plantar fascia tendon. The stress of impact during running and sports can accelerate the stress on the tendon and lead to plantar fasciitis

Other than athletic activity, plantar fasciitis can develop from a host of other things. Rapid weight gain or obesity can lead to the condition due to the amount of pressure being regularly placed on the feet. Flat feet, high arches, and a rigid Achilles tendon can also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

For many people, however, plantar fasciitis occurs due to a combination of spending long hours on foot and wearing poorly supported shoes. Alongside regular treatment of plantar fasciitis, upgrading to a highly supportive pair of shoes is essential to managing and reducing foot pain.



The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis doesn’t have to keep you from activity and getting the most out of the hours spent on your feet. KURU shoes are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis through an orthotic midsole technology built directly into the footbed.

Many shoes are so unsupportive that you need an aftermarket insole to get the comfort and support you need day to day. KURU has changed this notion by developing an anatomically correct shoe that gives you perfect cushioning and support in the arch and heel.

When you’re dealing with the pain of plantar fasciitis, you need a shoe with great arch support and a cushioned heel. The patented KURUSOLE™ with HEELHUGR™ technology is contoured to shape to your individual foot. This natural shape actually forms to your foot for a custom fit. No orthotic insert can do this.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a trained medical professional. Because everyone´s feet and body are different, results are not guaranteed and may vary from the customer experiences and testimonials shared on this site. Always consult a trained medical professional prior to any treatment regimen.

Recent Reviews

"I found the website for KURU SHOES. I was very impressed with the website and how thoroughly they explained about their shoes. I totally got how the anatomical design of the shoe made it perfect for your foot. Your information on Plantar Fasciitis was spot on! Thank you for your product and the research that went into it."

Donna

"I am in the Army, so I run and run and run. Hence, I developed Plantar Fasciitis. I have tried a few different kinds of shoes to help alleviate the pain that comes with Plantar Fasciitis but nothing was working until I came across Kuru's. Thanks to these shoes, I am able to run again without any worry about waking up with pain in my right foot."

James