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Old 05-29-2017, 04:41 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?
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I bought some Chacos on sale for $70 about 4 years ago, and they still look practically new. I can take walks in them.

https://www.chacos.com/US/en/z-cloud...zprp1eiq5kqptj
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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Clark's and Born are sturdy, comfortable brands.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I need support! I wear Trek hiking sandals when it gets into the upper 80s. They are too casual for most work places, but it seems like even the better dressy sandals don't have a lot of support.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Birkenstock. Outside of custom made inserts, as in - well made inserts. I normally do not put them into my patient sandals as inserts tend to "walk out" of sandal due to horizontal foot movement on them. But I can be nice and secure them in place with Velcro squares.
To be honest, you have 3 options with PF-s.
1. WELL made custom inserts combined with
2. target exercise for tibialis anterior and posterior
3. do nothing. It resolves between 3 to 8 months. very painful indeed. But it does. I know. Done it twice.
"Good podiatrist" will offer surgery that will take care of pain but cause is not treated so condition will return in rather short period of time.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I have PF, and can only comfortably wear Skechers Rast a style sandals, which have a very contoured, molded footbed. They aren't dressy, though they can be worn well with more boho type sundresses. Most dressy sandals are too flat/unpadded, and will aggravate a current PF flareup, or trigger one if you are prone.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I've had plantar fasciitis twice but fortunately after a shot and therapy it improved. I pretty much can wear anything but I try to find a sandal that has some support rather than just a thong type unless I'm not going to be walking much.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I've had plantar fasciitis for years with no relief. Pretty sandals are a thing of the past for me. I just wear pretty flats with my orthotics in them or clunk around in my sturdy sandals. Nobody's looking at my feet, anyway. Elderly people are invisible, y'know?
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'd say that Birkenstocks are your best bet. They have many styles to choose from.

Another brand to look into is Finn Comfort. They do a good firm orthotic footbed. Finns are expensive. Birks are not cheap either, but they are much more available.

I am looking into Alegrias for myself. Many women who spend time on their feet wear the, but I don't know if the foot beds are firm enough.

Good luck. PF is horrible. I hope you find what you need.

You will have to spend some bucks on good shoes. That's just the way it is.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Birkenstocks & fashionable do NOT go together.
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