We all love a good pair of Skechers right? But: Are Skechers good for plantar fasciitis? Do they promote good circulation and fast healing for plantar fasciitis? Do they offer good arch support? Good heel support? The answer is yes to all of those questions, but you have to make sure to pick the right ones. Not all Skechers are created equally. Some are heavy and have poor arch support, below are a few I’ve picked for various qualities I like to see in a good plantar fasciitis shoe. My favorite version of Skechers, the Urbantread, isn’t here because I found it didn’t live up to the job as well as I hoped in our Best Trainers for Plantar Fasciitis Review.
Skechers Men’s Flex Advantage
Perhaps the all-rounder best trainers for plantar fasciitis. These Skechers are good for plantar fasciitis because they have the necessary support in the sole, arch, and heel. We recommend these shoes if you have severe heel pain throughout the day or have had plantar fasciitis for a long time and need to begin the healing process with a comfortable shoe. Unlike the below, these shoes ran true to size and offered great support out of the gate on an early morning run. Prefer to shop with your eyes? Me too – Here’s a quick overview from Zappos:
Skechers Womens Flex Appeal Sneaker
The Women’s version it is hard to ignore their flexible yet supportive sole. There isn’t much different in the women’s version, other than the contours and fit. We recommend these for women with severe heel pain that can sometimes last through out the day intermittent or otherwise. While we did notice these shoes run a little on the tight side, after a few outings they broke in and our feet felt comfortable and supported.
What makes a good pair of shoes for plantar fasciitis good?
The common characteristics when selecting shoes follows in order:
- Feel, comfort and sizing
- Look and fashion
But when looking to select shoes for plantar fasciitis, there are a great deal more things to consider, such as:
- Arch support
- Heel support
- Sole support
- Toe box shape and size
- Tight or loose fits
- Ankle support
- Insole compatibility
This makes choosing the right plantar fasciitis shoe a great deal harder, if you’re set on Skechers, I don’t think I could fault you. Just beware of the above and you should be able to find the right pair that meets your needs!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. I am someone who suffered from Plantar Fasciitis off and on for 3 years before my heel pain fully subsided. The following information is based off my own experience and research into what works best for plantar fasciitis.Jeremy