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Best Winter Shoes and Boots For Plantar Fasciitis for Women

We often have customers come to us looking for something comfortable to wear following a medical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. But what exactly should you be looking for, if this is something you're living with? Well, let’s take a look at some of the best choices of shoes and boots for plantar fasciitis this Winter.

What is plantar fasciitis?

A quick introduction just in case you haven’t heard of this particular ailment before. Plantar fasciitis is a pain that usually occurs around the heel of your foot and your arch. Normally treated with painkillers and sometimes specific exercises, it’s thought to take a couple of weeks to improve (although this isn’t always the case for everybody). 

Obviously with it being foot related, the type of shoes that are worn can make a huge difference with recovery and future prevention, and some podiatrists may even recommend specific types of shoes to help you in your recovery. 

What kind of boot do you wear for Plantar Fasciitis?

As mentioned above, the pain with plantar fasciitis tends to be around the heel and the arch of the foot, so the first thing to consider (and something podiatrists will usually recommend) is a shoe with in built arch support. 

Years ago it would have been a mission to find decent shoes with arch support already built in, and many will have resorted to buying insoles to add to shoes. But this is no longer the case, with many brands offering styles of shoes and boots with arch support in their core ranges.

Strive Boots

One of the most recognised brands for helping ease and prevent the symptoms of plantar fasciitis is Strive Footwear. Designed by a podiatrist, all of their shoes, boots, and even slippers come with in-built arch support as standard encouraging  your foot to sit in the correct position and therefore hopefully offering you comfort and relief from plantar fasciitis throughout wear.

The designs are absolutely gorgeous too, so there's no need to compromise on style or quality here.

Arch Support Ankle Boots

Strive Sandringham Ladies Olive Leather Arch Support Side Zip Ankle Boots - Gorgeous Strive arch support boots finished in an olive green leather. 

Birkenstock Boots

Another heavyweight in the field of podiatrist approved boots is Birkenstock. "Not just a sandal", they have a fantastic design team to keep your feet in tip top condition whatever the time of year.

At the heart of all Birkenstock footwear, whether it's sandals, boots or slippers is the renowned cork and latex anatomically shaped footbed, featuring a deep heel cup and raised toe bar for fantastic stability and great longitudinal support for the arch. Additionally, the cork offers fantastic shock absorption capabilities meaning the wearer is comfortable all day long.

It really is easy to recommend Birkenstock to anyone and everyone including those looking for boots to help with plantar fasciitis. They're just so incredibly good.

Birkenstock Stalon Ladies Graphite Grey Nubuck Arch Support Pull On Ankle Boots
Birkenstock Stalon Ladies Graphite Grey Nubuck Arch Support Pull On Ankle Boots - Birkenstock Arch Support Boots featuring the renowned cork and latex footbed.


Skechers Arch Fit Boots

Skechers have a full Arch Fit range of styles, including winter shoes and boots. In typical Skechers fashion, on their pursuit to healthy footwear, they wanted to make sure they were still supremely comfortable too.  

I won't go into too much detail here, as it's been described at length in a previous blog post. Please make sure to a look at our blog post dedicated to Skechers Arch Fit to find out more about what this range has to offer you.

Vionic Shoes

Vionic are certainly a good brand to look at for an all over comfort trainer experience. Designed by podiatrists, they focus on support, comfort and stability which allows the foot to move and sit naturally throughout wear. And with their stylish designs, you’ll be happy to wear them all year around. 

If you haven't already, please take a look at our hot tips for choosing the best trainers for plantar fasciitis uk


To summarise, the best winter shoes and boots most likely to help with the symptoms and future prevention of Plantar Fasciitis are those that offer the right levels of support and which are comfortable enough to ensure you can wear them all day long.

I have dedicated a page to healthy footwear to make choosing your next pair as easy as possible. Take a look here at our range of healthy footwear and start reaping the benefits of wearing these shoes and boots today.


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