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Plantar Fasciitis.

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HermiioneSnape02 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:51:47

Newly diagnosed with this.
Looking for shoe, trainer, flip flop, sandal recommendations.

I've been told about Sketchers Go Walk, but before I spend £50 on a pair would love to have some real life reviews.

I'm waiting for an appointment for some in soles to be made, but in the meantime have bought some of Amazon, so waiting for these to come.

To add I'm a size 5.5 so this limits the shoes that are available to me too.

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Mon 01-Aug-16 11:54:51

Sketchers Go Walk are bloody amazing. So very comfy. Would defo recommend. I got my last pink pair from Amazon for £35.

HermiioneSnape02 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:56:12

Ooh thanks Isthat
I'll have a look on Amazon, I'm a prime customer so may get some for tomorrow, now I know whats wrong I'm keen to get something comfortable to wear as my left foot in particular is really painful.

HermiioneSnape02 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:57:47

There's Go walk, Go walk 2 and Go walk 3???

Any difference?

notapizzaeater Mon 01-Aug-16 12:02:39

Try them on in a shop, my go walk made mine worse (love them now it's gone). Only thing I could wear was fit flops, sandals and boots.

HermiioneSnape02 Mon 01-Aug-16 12:04:20

Which sandals and boots did you wear notapizza ??

notapizzaeater Mon 01-Aug-16 12:12:35

I wore the normal fit flop sandal things and the fit flop ankle boots in winter, I tried the shoes but they ripped my foot to pieces :-(

FinallyHere Mon 01-Aug-16 12:30:54

Has anyone suggested some stretches and exercises to do? Calf stretches really helped me, much more than anything else.

MaitlandGirl Mon 01-Aug-16 12:31:11

I wear 'slappers' (they're an Australian brand, like fit flops) pretty much all year round and they're great. When I have to wear proper shoes I use inserts I got from eBay - they're ones you heat in the oven and trim to size then place in your shoes and mould them to fit. There are a few different sellers out there but these are the best type for off the shelf insets.

When my feet are really sore I get a can of coke from the fridge and roll that under my foot. It makes so much difference and really takes the pain out of the bottom of the foot.

TranquilityofSolitude Mon 01-Aug-16 12:35:58

I found Birkenstocks really helped, but I have heard others say they made it worse. I think it may depend on the cause of the plantar fasciitis. Mine seems to be caused by being hypermobile, so Birkenstocks help because they are firm and supportive and make me walk in a better way. Skechers don't help me because I don't find them supportive.

Hope your insoles come soon - they made a big difference to me.

HeyMacWey Mon 01-Aug-16 12:47:28

I had the beginnings of PF in one of my feet after walking in old flat sandals - panic bought some of these sandals by Plakton and they've been brilliant and aren't too fugly.

HermiioneSnape02 Mon 01-Aug-16 13:07:55

Thanks everyone. I'll have a look for the insoles off eBay they sound good. And I'm trying the can of pop trick now.

LovelyTrees Mon 01-Aug-16 14:52:15

I had plantar fasciitis earlier this year and the only shoes i could manage for the first 2 weeks were nike lunarglide running shoes. Slight heel rise and supportive arch/instep. Anything like a sandal or flipflop which made me grip with me toes was agony. I had intensive physio and support taping for 6 weeks and it made a huge difference so i would recommend seeing a physio asap if you can afford it.

JamieVardysParty Mon 01-Aug-16 15:12:16

Nike Air Force Ones were the only thing I could bear to have on. I also have weak ankles and find that Nike offer the best support all round.

teaandcake789 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:21:22

I wear crocs Capri v flip (flip flop) at the moment or just my regular ballet pumps with my insoles in.
Ecco are good shoes. I've also got a pair of next forever comfort heels that feel comfy although I haven't worn them outside of the house yet.

teaandcake789 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:25:20
These are the insoles I have. I just bought them from the local podiatry shop and they were, and are, amazing! My arches dropped during my last pregnancy.

WLmum Mon 01-Aug-16 15:27:18

Poor you. When mine was bad nothing was comfy but running trainers the best. Mine was finally healed after many years by inserts and exercises (down religiously at least twice a day) from hospital podiatrist. Hip stretches helped too. Now Birkenstocks are good for me.

LadyPenelope68 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:29:19

The only comfortable thing that is comfortable when mine is bad are crocs, everything else is sheer hell, particularly trainers.

Wolfiefan Mon 01-Aug-16 15:32:06

We have a Skechers outlet shop in the outlet mall near us. Not sure how many there are about.
In the meantime. Lots of stretches. Eg hang heels over step. Roll cold can or bottle filled with water and frozen under heel and arches. Bliss!!

LadyPenelope68 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:34:03

I keep a bottle of water in the freezer at all times and roll my foot over it backwards and forwards for 10 minutes every night. Really helps when the pain is bad.

I have insoles from my Physio which have made a difference but also have a splint that I wear in an evening when I'm just sat watching TV/reading etc. Mine was from my Physio but you can buy them through Amazon.

ShotsFired Mon 01-Aug-16 15:38:06

Second the suggestion of calf stretches, a huge amount of PF is caused by tight calf muscles.

The other thing I have found beneficial is gel heel cushions. No word of a lie, those things made walking possible some days. None of the other (midsole) inserts did anything. And oddly, I found normal flip flops more comfortable than some shoes too. I have never been able to explain that.

These things (often on 3-4-2 offer):

Beautifullymixed Mon 01-Aug-16 17:08:48

When my PF was bad :
Crocs for home slippers. These were a god send, but couldn't bear to wear them out of the house blush

Birkenstocks and trainers (nike roshe styles).
I could wear my birkenstocks all day, but had to wait for the trainers and crocs to heal the pain first.
I couldn't walk bare foot it was so bad.

FiveFullFathoms Mon 01-Aug-16 17:13:52

My PF has got better now - thank goodness! But it was pretty bad for about 18 months. I lived in Sketchers Go Walk or Crocs at home. For work, I got some shoes from Hotter. A bit frumpy but very supportive and comfortable.

gingerboy1912 Mon 01-Aug-16 17:19:08

I wear crocs around the house and put these in my shoes

gingerboy1912 Mon 01-Aug-16 17:19:53

Actually I have the medium size. They really help.

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