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Old 05-29-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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No particular brand, but I find my feet do better with a little wedge heel. For summer, I do low wedge heel espadrilles.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Birkenstocks & fashionable do NOT go together.
IMO, as someone who has plantar fasciitis, nor do Birkenstocks and comfort. Not nearly enough cushioning and arch support.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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For looks and comfort, I like the Naturalizer brand and Clarks. My big complaint there is that the cushioning doesn't last as long as I like.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone here has recommendations for what brands of sandals have enough support in the mid-sole for someone with plantar fasciitis. Looking for something that looks decent enough for work as well as casual wear and moderately priced as possible. Any suggestions?
I have plantar fasciitis and heel fat pad atrophy. I'm wear Vionics with no problem. I bought a pair of cute sandals from them. I think they are moderately priced, but with my foot issues I gave up on worrying about price ages ago. My choice was to find other things to save on.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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I am SO glad to read through this thread. I've developed plantar fasciitis (probably due to wearing stupid high heels for so many years! Regret it now.)

I always take stock of what shoes nurses wear, although, you don't see any wearing sandals at work. I don't even care about the "cute" part so much anymore. I just want to be able to walk long distances without feeling like my foot is in a steel trap.

Thank you all for sharing what works for you. I'm taking notes.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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When I had plantar fasciitis, twice, the podiatrist said it was really important that my shoes have firm, not flexible, soles. That is, you cannot twist (torque) the sole.

My most comfortable sandles and shoes were Merrills.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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IMO, as someone who has plantar fasciitis, nor do Birkenstocks and comfort. Not nearly enough cushioning and arch support.
I also find birks uncomfortable. The soles are so hard and you kind of have to hold them on with your toes. I find a heel strap is necessary for any real support for heavy walking.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Clark's and Born are sturdy, comfortable brands.
I second this - I had both Achilles tendons tear and I had to have them surgically repaired, and now I am prone to plantar fasciitis. I swear by my collection of Born shoes. I also have a few Clarks. Borns are more expensive but they are FABULOUS. I find most of mine at end of year clearances or on eBay - otherwise they'd be cost prohibitive.

But they last forever.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I have plantar fasciitis and heel fat pad atrophy. I'm wear Vionics with no problem. I bought a pair of cute sandals from them. I think they are moderately priced, but with my foot issues I gave up on worrying about price ages ago. My choice was to find other things to save on.
Oh, Vionics are also good! And Merrills.

Vionics, Merrills, and Borns are built to be ergonomic. They are also simply very well made. Mostly leather, though the soles are manmade. They have great support, even the flat sandals, though for PF I don't really recommend flat sandals. Like someone else said, a small wedge feels better with PF.

For treatment for this very painful condition, I've found that rolling my foot back and forth on a frozen bottle of water is THE best treatment, along with stretching. Now I stretch every single time before I get up from sitting, or out of the bed. And throughout the day. If I don't stretch those Achilles tendons out, they tighten up and create PF and it's a bear to get rid of.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The ball trick and the frozen/cold bottle/can trick never did anything for me.

Wearing compression bands around the arch at night and whenever on my feet for extended periods helps keep flareups down, and shorter when they do occur. Wearing too unpadded of shoes or too flat of insoles is the best recipe for a flareup for me.
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