What Are the Most Comfortable Shoes for 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. 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 for plantar fasciitis can all help alleviate the pain.

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The Most Comfortable Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis Technology

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.

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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 most comfortable shoes for plantar fasciitis because of our patented orthotic midsole technology built directly into the footbed.

Many shoes are so unsupportive 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 comfortable and supportive, cushioned heel.


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Perfect solution for plantar fasciitis - These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, Great support in the arches, comfortable fit in the toes and a snug heel.


Most comfortable shoes you’ll ever own - This is my fifth pair of tennis shoes by Kuru. I just keep going back to Kuru for the comfort. I can put these on and for me there is no “breaking in” required. The cushioning in the foot, the good fit around the heel and plenty of room in the toe box just all combine to make this the most comfortable shoe you can buy. Great for anyone with plantar fasciitis. I won’t ever try any other shoe in the future,,,nothing compares!

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Happy feet! I have crummy feet. Pigeon toed, hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, they're a mess. Ive been a New Balance guy for last 10 years, but wasnt getting the comfort I had in the past. After trying 10 different shoes in the last 12 months (Hoka, NB, Puma, Asics and protalus inserts). These were the most comfortable shoes I have worn in years, STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX! the insoles felt like the arch might be to high, but they seem to just melt around my feet. After a 8 hour trial in the house, took to the gym. 20 mins jogging, no pain. I never jog!


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 every day 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 causes. 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 their feet, 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.

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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. If your plantar fasciitis symptoms persist, this could be a sign of a more serious condition. 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.