MD Podiatrist Discusses Choosing Walking Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Not a runner? No worries. According to the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walking has many health benefits, including promoting weight loss as well as lowering your risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Before you head out the door to embark on a walk, it’s important to have a great walking shoe. Experts agree that proper walking shoes should be comfortable, supportive, and flexible.

And if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, which typically causes pain in the heel area, Dr. Michaels says it’s especially important to choose styles with ample cushioning and rearfoot support – including features like deep heel cups, firm heel counters, and flared heels.