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icon5.gif  Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819830] Thu, 20 April 2017 08:59 Go to next message
Jamie
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Looking for a good recommendation. I'm hoping someone here is more exercise-minded than myself...This weight is back on me, the foot has never really, truly been righted, and I can't wait for it any longer or be afraid of damaging it further to start.


Peace
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819836 is a reply to message #819830 ] Thu, 20 April 2017 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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I think it's going to depend on which ones fit your own foot well. For me, I just have to have really good arch support and they need to be cushiony as well (I can't buy the cute flat sandals that are so popular, for instance--though that's not a running shoe).


Blessings,
Lisa R.
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819837 is a reply to message #819830 ] Thu, 20 April 2017 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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A few suggestions...ask your doctor what he recommends (my podiatrist has never steered me wrong), or go to a shoe store that carries quality shoes and takes time to fit the shoes to your feet. Do you wear orthotics? If so, be sure to try the shoes on with the orthotics.

Generally for me, a stiff sole and good cushioning are important, but I have other issues with my feet.


Lisa T.
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819840 is a reply to message #819836 ] Fri, 21 April 2017 11:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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Lisa R. wrote on Thu, 20 April 2017 12:20

I think it's going to depend on which ones fit your own foot well. For me, I just have to have really good arch support and they need to be cushiony as well (I can't buy the cute flat sandals that are so popular, for instance--though that's not a running shoe).

Absolutely no flat shoes for me any longer. My doctor has told me no sandals, no flip flops, no heels (wasn't a problem), no cheap shoes, no converse (which is hard because we are a die-hard converse family).

The expensive brand he recommended, fell apart after six months...about a year before my cheap shoes would have normally given up the ghost. My doc is in his 80s though, so I thought I'd try the recommendation of people out there before trying again. I can't afford more than one pair of shoes at the cost of the brand I just went through.


Peace
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819841 is a reply to message #819837 ] Fri, 21 April 2017 11:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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Lisa T. wrote on Thu, 20 April 2017 12:30

A few suggestions...ask your doctor what he recommends (my podiatrist has never steered me wrong), or go to a shoe store that carries quality shoes and takes time to fit the shoes to your feet. Do you wear orthotics? If so, be sure to try the shoes on with the orthotics.

Generally for me, a stiff sole and good cushioning are important, but I have other issues with my feet.

See above for my luck with the podiatrist, LOL.

I do know that I need "deep" shoes - I don't know if that is just because of the orthotics or not but that is what he recommended. I suppose they offer more support for the sides of the foot...I have extra-humongous feet, and last time around went around town...the sad fact is, places here do not have in stock women's shoes in my proper size. I ordered my "good" pair, in the brand that my podiatrist recommended, and then ordered them online via Amazon. They were so expensive (at least, in what I'm normally spending on shoes) that I could only afford one pair and wore those, at his direction, only because my other shoes (converse) were not "good/deep enough"...wearing that one pair constantly for six months, had them falling apart...and the truth is I absolutely hated them anyway so I'm glad to see them go. When I'm regulated to extra specs when shopping, I am lost to even uglier shoes than I'm normally forced to wear.

I'm not getting any better with my feet, either, and can't afford to switch podiatrists at this point because they all want to start from scratch with their own orthotics which is frankly price prohibitive for me. I'm at the point of giving up, so finding a recommendation for a good pair of shoes to push through my walking needs is my last attempt.


Peace
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819845 is a reply to message #819830 ] Fri, 21 April 2017 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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I really can't help you with reasonably priced shoes. My podiatrist has said only clogs...either Klogs or Dansko...they are upwards of $100 per pair...

But it's better than not being able to walk.

I am using walking sticks whenever I walk further than 1/4 mile.

(I don't necessarily recommend clogs for you! I have arthritis in my metatarsals and that is why he recommended them...so not for plantar fasciitis). When I had plantar fasciitis, he suggested sneakers with a stiff sole.


Lisa T.
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819850 is a reply to message #819830 ] Sat, 22 April 2017 15:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Diana P.  is currently offline Diana P.
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Brooks or Asix sneakers are very good.

And Dansko or Clark shoes for everyday wear are excellent.

I'm sorry they're not cheap, but they are good shoes. And Dick's Sporting Goods as well as other stores frequently have sales, so you still may be able to find a good sale.

[Updated on: Sat, 22 April 2017 15:27]


Grace & Peace,
Diana

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Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819851 is a reply to message #819830 ] Sat, 22 April 2017 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cammie  is currently offline Cammie
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Brooks ( but we do wear them out faster than I think you should for the price.

Merrells with orthotics

I'm seeing a new orthopedist who is a foot special on Tuesday. I'm going to ask him.


Cammie
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819854 is a reply to message #819851 ] Sun, 23 April 2017 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pam J.
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I wear Asics Gel Foundation. They were recommended to me by my PT. I've had Plantar Fasciitis issues in the past and these have really helped. They are not cheap, but they are usually cheaper at runningwarehousedotcom or other websites than in stores. I've also bought 'last year's model' in the past because they were on sale. If you have a running store in your area, they can get you the right size and fit and then you can order online. They are usually pretty knowledgeable about what shoes are best for what condition.

Pam J.
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819864 is a reply to message #819830 ] Wed, 26 April 2017 05:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dina  is currently offline Dina
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Praying for all of these beautiful feet! Mine included. To start back at the beginning, you do wear shoes all the time right? That is key. Even when no one is home and you are in your robe.

Im curious which shoes fell apart on you.

Another thing, I find that tennis shoes are wonderful because they lace up and give support to the structures on the top of the foot. In my case , that eventually calmed my foot pain down.

As an aside, in addition to the other suggestions, I love Chacos sandals. I have had one pair for many years now. I can walk on the treadmill with them and i can hike in them or just wear them around town or home. I found mine at REI.


Dina ....... HE has made me glad!
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819867 is a reply to message #819830 ] Wed, 26 April 2017 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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What I suggest is that you go to a store that specializes in walking/running shoes and be fitted. They will often use technology to help assess what kind of shoe is best for you. They might also look at the shoes you use now.

There are several good places in town and I have found their prices to be competitive.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819869 is a reply to message #819867 ] Wed, 26 April 2017 19:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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REI's return policy is very liberal, so if you bought a support shoe from there and it didn't work out, you would be able to return them.

Have you looked into Kinesio tape? I had tendonitis for years (maybe ten?) and this cured it.


In Him--Tracy
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819891 is a reply to message #819830 ] Tue, 02 May 2017 20:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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A running or walking shoe with a high heel drop (10mm or more) should help with plantar fasciitis. Most running shoes will tell you what the heel drop measurement is.

Have you looked into Kinesio tape? There are lots of online videos for how to do it yourself and the tape isn't expensive.

I had chronic tendonitis (not plantar fasciitis) for almost ten years and kinesio tape did the trick when I had tried a lot of other things. You can get it pre-cut for pf to start, until you get the hang of it. Then just buy a big roll and cut the tape yourself.


In Him--Tracy
Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819933 is a reply to message #819830 ] Mon, 15 May 2017 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
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I have been having this problem since last year. I use to walk for miles, now it kills me. It seems more and more people are having this problem. What causes this and why do I see so many people with this problem lately?

~Rosemary


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Re: Walking/Running shoes recommendation for Plantar Fasciitis? [message #819936 is a reply to message #819933 ] Mon, 15 May 2017 16:05 Go to previous message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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I think part of it, is people don't realize their tennis shoes wear out. Even if they still look nice, they have a shelf life.

I am overweight. I find that once I start using a new pair of shoes, they are "on the clock". It is about miles as well, but there is a timer that seems to be running in addition to whatever miles I put on the shoes.

Minimally, new insoles are needed, but the shoes are made so they don't look raggedy when they "wear out". They still look nice even though they are beyond their expiration date so to speak.

Also, I think people tend to throw on whatever is cheapest and that isn't right either. I was looking at some shoes very similar to what I usually buy, but much cheaper. Turns out they were manufactured specifically for the normal BMI range, or even on the lighter end. They wouldn't have held up for very long.


In Him--Tracy
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