Happy feet, happy life.
For people who are prone to developing plantar fasciitis, finding proper summer footwear can be a challenge. Many flip flops lack cushioning in general, and espadrilles and other open-toe heels don't have much arch support or midsole cushioning, so they hurt within a few minutes of strapping them on. In case you're not familiar, your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and attaches your heel to the toes. When you put too much pressure on the plantar fascia, it becomes inflamed or creates tears in the tissue. Walking with unsupportive sandals can also mess with your gait and lead to back pain.
Fortunately, there are sandals for plantar fasciitis that can help prevent this painful condition and alleviate aches, while making you look stylish and chic. Many shoe companies have created comfortable sandals with arch support and a cushiony footbed in mind. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for sandals for plantar fasciitis, according to podiatrists:
Contoured footbed to support the natural curves of your feet
Deep heel cup to cradle your foot
Firm, flexible midsole to match your gait
Cushioning in the forefoot
Adjustable straps and soft, breathable uppers
Water-resistant material if you plan to wear it to the beach or pool
So to help you find the right pair for you, we put together a list of the best sandals for plantar fasciitis, whether you're looking for a an espadrille wedge, flip flop, open-toe heel, or platform flat.
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