Are you tired of suffering from the excruciating pain of heel spurs? Well, we have some fantastic news for you! In this article, we will unveil the secret to finding the best shoes for heel spurs. Yes, you heard it right - the absolute best shoes that will bring you unparalleled comfort and relief. So, whether you're dealing with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or any other foot condition, we've got you covered. Get ready to discover the ultimate footwear solutions that will have you stepping out in style and saying goodbye to that nagging pain once and for all.
What are the best shoe styles and features for dealing with heel spurs?
Are you looking to create a shoe collection that will provide comfort and relief for your heel spurs? Sayed recommends focusing on the following styles and features:
- Wedges: Shoes with a platform wedge, where the forefoot and heel are closer together, are less harmful to your feet. Remember, the higher the heel, the more problems you may experience over time.
- Tennis shoes: The design of tennis shoes places the heel higher than the forefoot, which helps reduce stress on the heel spur sites.
- Shoes with extra cushioning: Look for shoes with a generously cushioned heel. Also, seek built-in arch support that limits overpronation. These features will reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
Can shoes help with heel spurs?
Finding the right shoes can alleviate the pressure and pain caused by heel spurs. Look for shoes with an extra cushioned sole, preferably with shock absorbency and a structured upper. These shoes should effectively ease the pain and pressure associated with heel spurs.
All Sole Bliss shoes feature a 3-layer memory foam cushioning in the sole unit. This provides excellent shock absorbency, perfect for relieving the pressure caused by heel spurs and other foot problems.
Best insoles/inserts: Green Superfeet
Shoe inserts can provide additional support for your shoes. Green Superfeet inserts, for example, have a foam disk and heel spur pad specifically designed for heel spurs. These inserts are made of high-density foam, providing stability and support to the rear foot. Simply trim them to fit into your shoe.
Best arch supports for heel spurs
We offer a wide variety of shoes and arch supports designed to alleviate heel spurs and heel pain. Whether you're looking for casual or professional shoes, we have options available online and in Southern California. We have satisfied customers with heel spurs arch supports in Orange County, Inland Empire, Riverside, and Los Angeles County.
Sovella S1000 Max Support Orthotic Arch Support
LFS-3000 Sport Neutral Arch Support
LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad
Sovella Dress Arch Supports
Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad
Best sneakers for heel spurs
If you're in search of comfortable sneakers for heel spurs, look no further than Sole Bliss Miracle Sneakers. These sneakers are specifically designed to be suitable for heel spurs. Featuring 3 layers of memory foam cushioning, they offer shock absorbency, custom cushioning, and support.
It's crucial to find a style that provides enough room in the toe box to prevent your foot from feeling cramped. Additionally, look for sneakers with sufficient support in the sole to protect your heel from strain and tension. Sole Bliss sneakers for heel spurs have a deep and wide toe box with extra volume to accommodate your foot shape and relieve pressure.
Hampton Star: White & Leopard - Best Sneakers for Heel Spurs
Best boots for heel spurs
Boots can be an excellent choice for individuals with heel spurs. Our boots are equipped with a 3-layer memory foam cushioned sole unit and provide a wide and deep toe box. Each pair is handcrafted in Italy using the finest leathers and suedes, offering both luxurious comfort and fashionable style. Don't worry, cute shoes for heel spurs do exist!
When selecting a boot, opt for styles that offer ankle support and a flexible sole. Our Sole Bliss boots are made with high-quality Italian leather, which is soft for comfort while still providing ample support compared to faux leather boots.
Fern: Tan Suede - Best Boots for Heel Spurs
Best flats for heel spurs
When choosing flat shoes for heel spurs, it's essential to select styles with a structured back and arch support. Our Sole Bliss closed back flats feature an anti-pronating arch support device that prevents the heel from protruding inward while walking. These flats also provide extra support to relieve pressure on the heel and ball of the foot.
Nova: Black Suede - Best Flats for Heel Spurs
Best heels for heel spurs
High heels may not be the most suitable choice for individuals with foot problems like heel spurs. However, Sole Bliss offers the best heels designed specifically for heel spurs. All our heels provide shock absorbency to protect the ball and heel of your foot. They are also exceptionally cushioned and comfortable, making wearing heels a comfortable experience, regardless of your heel spurs. Our heels are even recommended by podiatrists!
We never recommend heels that are too high, as they can increase pressure on the foot. When seeking a heeled shoe to help with heel spurs, look for styles that are approximately 8cm or lower.
Chloe: Black Patent - The Best Heels for Heel Spurs
Best work shoes: Oofos Oomg Low Shoes
If you spend long hours on your feet, Dr. Lobkova recommends Oofos Low Shoes. These shoes are designed to cradle the footbed and prevent overworking of the ankles.
These shoes are equipped with a highly absorbent foam insole, which absorbs 37 percent more impact than other foams, reducing pressure on the feet, joints, and back.
The outer layer is made of breathable fabric, allowing airflow to prevent overheating of the feet.
The Birkenstock Milano is suitable for all foot types, featuring a contoured footbed that molds to the shape of your foot over time.
The straps are made of acrylic and polyamide felt fibers to prevent irritation and skin friction. However, if you have posterior spurs, it's best to avoid the style with a backstrap.
Bonus: The shoe is available in regular and wide widths to accommodate different foot sizes.
Best shoes for walking: New Balance 990 v5
Having a good pair of walking shoes can help alleviate heel spur pain, and the New Balance 990 v5 meets all the requirements.
This hybrid lifestyle and running shoe is recommended by Dr. Lobkova for its engineered sole, which supports the foot's natural alignment and provides mild arch support.
If the sole doesn't meet your specific needs, you have the option to remove the insoles and use custom orthotics.
The shoe comes with a slightly higher price tag but is reinforced with durable rubber to withstand areas of wear and tear, making it a worthy investment.
Best shoes for running: Brooks Dyad 11/Levitate GTS
Made with a foam insole and high cushioning, Brooks Dyad 11 offers excellent heel support for long-distance running. The soles are designed with a gender-friendly cushioning design that supports the natural running mechanics of your feet, and the heel crash pad absorbs shock upon impact.
Additional stability is provided by the firm plastic surrounding the midsole.
The shoe features a breathable fabric lining and is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting good foot health.
(Psst: Check out our full guide to the best running shoes for every foot shape, running style, and stability need.)
Best shoes for heel spurs and plantar fasciitis: HOKA Bondi 7
It's no surprise that Dr. Lobkova recommends the Bondi 7. These shoes offer exceptional comfort and provide great cushioning for walking on concrete streets or hard surfaces.
The cushioned midsole effectively absorbs shock to reduce heel spur pain, and the outer layer features a breathable mesh design.
Each shoe also has a memory foam collar to reduce heel friction and is designed to accommodate individuals with narrower heels.
Best shoes for heel spurs and Achilles tendonitis: On Cloudstratus
Achilles tendonitis occurs due to repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon while walking, running, or jumping. Using a cushioned and supportive shoe can help relieve some of the pressure.
The On Cloudstratus shoes are made with the brand's signature cloud technology, which absorbs shock during short and long-distance runs. The additional height of the shoe is designed to relieve heel tension.
These shoes are also suitable for everyday walking, offering a wide, supportive fit.
Treatments for heel spurs
Common treatments for heel spurs include stretching exercises, weight loss, wearing shoes with a cushioned heel that absorbs shock, and using heel cradles, heel cups, or orthotics. Heel cradles and heel cups provide extra comfort and cushioning to the heel, reducing the impact and shear forces experienced during daily activities.
Schedule a free foot analysis to determine the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. An orthotic with the appropriate features can help minimize overpronation and aid in the recovery of your foot.
In conclusion, finding the right pair of shoes for heel spurs is crucial in providing comfort and relief from the pain. Whether you're looking for sneakers, boots, flats, or even heels, there are options available that prioritize support and cushioning. Additionally, incorporating insoles and arch supports can further enhance the overall experience. Remember, taking care of your feet is essential, and with the right shoe, you can confidently step forward on your journey to healing heel spurs.