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Shoes vs. barefoot: Which is better for plantar fasciitis?

Asked 3 years ago

I am not sure if I can wear shoes while I have plantar fasciitis. I don't want to make it worse or run the risk of prolonging it. Does anyone have any advice?

Upstep Staff

Upstep Staff

Friday, November 12, 2021

Walking barefoot will never be a good choice for anyone with plantar fasciitis, especially on hard surfaces. While your concern about shoes is legitimate, there's another way around it. You can use custom orthotics with your shoes. A good pair of foot orthotics will reduce the strain on the plantar fascia and ease your pain. Upstep has a range of custom orthotics designed specifically for plantar fasciitis, so they'll be able to offer you the best possible support.

Wesley Chambers

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Most podiatrists believe that persons with plantar fasciitis should avoid being barefoot for extended periods of time, particularly on hard surfaces such as concrete or wood floors. Put on supportive slippers. Wear supportive plantar fasciitis slippers instead of bare feet when you're ready to kick back and relax. Plantar fasciitis slippers are supportive and comfortable, as opposed to ordinary slippers, which can cause or exacerbate heel discomfort.

mech perfect

mech perfect

Saturday, May 28, 2022

If you opt for long distance walking, you should buy shoes for plantar fasciitis. If you are confused which shoe you should buy, you can check the following guide:


Jasper Emerson

Monday, September 05, 2022

You want to avoid going barefoot when you have plantar fasciitis, especially on hard floors. Instead, you can get shoes with a rocker bottom or a thick midsole. These provide the needed cushioning and rigidity that will contribute to pain relief. You can also use insoles with your shoes.

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