What are the Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?
1 in 10 people will get plantar fasciitis in their life, and it can be a tough to deal with. Running can be a great way to stretch out your achilles tendon and help with recovery – this is our rundown of the best running shoes for plantar fasciitis in 2014.
The most important things to look for in a shoe for plantar fasciitis are flexible and soft midsoles to relieve pressure on the center of your foot. We’ve made this short and snappy to save you time searching! (aww, we’re so lovely to you guys)
3. ASICS GEL-Kayano
The most important thing when choosing a shoe for plantar fasciitis is that you have good arch support. This is especially important for people who are changing up their exercise regime, and the ASICS Kayano is great for just this.
Topping our guide to the best running shoes as well, it’s a great all-rounder. If you’re on the way to recovery, it’s certainly a wise buy.
Pros: Great All-Rounder, Tried and Tested
2. Brooks Adrenaline GTS
Brooks make the Adrenaline GTS range specifically for those with plantar fasciitis. The design of the sole allows the shoe to bend across its entire length, and the cushioning adapts each time your foot strikes the ground for maximum shock absorption.
There’s a whole lot of tech in this shoe!
Pros: Specially-Designed, Super High-Tech
1. Nike Air Max
The Nike Air Max series have a well-deserved reputation for being the best shoes for relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis. Reports abound of their effectiveness, which is why we’ve put them at the top of this list.
They might not have the tech of the Adrenaline GTS from Brooks, but we’re rating on effectiveness – and we know these work!
Pros: Super-Popular, Very Comfortable, Great Relief
If you don’t want to shell out on a new pair of running shoes, though, we’ve got a couple of products we can recommend. Check them out on amazon and you can find some great reviews!
Plantar Fasciitis Compression Sleeves
Foot supports like this might not work for everyone, but they can be great for alleviating stress, particularly around the house. You can take a look at the science behind them for more information.
Superfeet Green Premium Insoles
Superfeet make a great range of insoles for both men & women, and these can be a great compromise if you don’t want to shell out for a whole new set of running shoes. The reviews are glowing at 4.5 stars!
So there we have it – our roundup of the best shoes for plantar fasciitis in 2014. Happy running and get well soon from all of us at Jogging Boots! <3