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plantar fasciitis sandal recommendations

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by motsyball, May 26, 2015.

  1. motsyball

    motsyball New Member

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    I am looking for some recommendations on sandals with good arch and heel support. I have been wearing Teva sandals very regularly over the last 10 years. During that time I also played basketball at least 5 hours per week in good basketball shoes. Unfortunately I have developed plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and over pronation.

    I think it all started with plantar fasciitis from playing bball so much. I think my walking somewhat gingerly to avoid the pain from plantar fasciitis led to the pronation. I also think my not getting treatment for plantar fasciitis has led to the heel spurs. To top it off I think my regular wearing of teva sandals (which have very little arch support) has contributed to my feet getting worse.

    I love sandals but want to buy some that are going to help heal my feet and not make them worse. I have been doing some investigating on what sandals would best help my plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and over pronation. Which sandal do you think would be best between Birkenstock, Keens and Merrell? Or do you have another brand to suggest?
  2. Runnerd

    Runnerd New Member

    Hmm, I've seen a lot of recommendations for flip flops, but less so for the sandal style that I think you might be after. I have heard that the Mephisto Helen has solid arch support, although I would imagine that Birks do as well. They seem pretty similar. Another option could be the Dansko Sophie. Dansko has made a name for itself among heel pain sufferers.

    Good luck with you plantar fasciitis recovery! It's a slow process and unfortunately sandals are not among the best shoes for arch support, as I'm sure you already know.

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