Hi, I'm Abi! The right shoes make all the difference when you have plantar fasciitis. I would know, since I've had it since 2016. I've been testing shoes of all kinds ever since, to find the best ones. And, I'm sharing all I know right here.
For years I would get shooting pains in my feet. Wearing heels, boots or heavy shoes was impossible. I didn't know what the problem was and I tried all kinds of shoes, insoles, stretches and resting to help bring it under control.
When our family took a trip to Europe in 2018, we walked everywhere. This was a big change to my daily routine living in Texas, where we drive everywhere.
I took the shoes I thought were most comfortable, but they did not have the arch support and cushion my feet needed. It was so painful and when we got home, I could barely walk without severe pain in my heel and shooting pains in my foot.
Finally, I discovered my foot pain was due to plantar fasciitis a few months later. I started educating myself about what to do to treat and prevent it. It also meant a COMPLETE overhaul of my shoes, sandals, boots, slippers, dress shoes... You name it, I've had to replace it.
Now, several years later, I've found the best shoes, shoe brands and tips for pain-free walking. And, I can't wait to share it all with you!