Shoe Review Criteria

Podiatrist approved shoe buying criteria for reviewing the best shoes for plantar fasciitis foot pain.


Shoe Buying CriteriaDescription
STYLEA shoe that is pleasing to the eye and on trend.
ARCH SUPPORTArch support built into the innersole or outersole to better support the middle of the foot.
OUTER SOLEThe outer sole is the foundation of the shoe. It is the base of the shoe and can determine the amount of support a shoe has depending on rigidity.
HEEL COUNTERThe heel counter refers to the back of the shoe. The heel counter cradles the heel and ‘locks’ the foot into the shoe. This is especially important in walking and running shoes.
CUSHIONINGCushioning is key for comfort and shock absorption especially in running shoes.
TOE SPACEAdequate room for your toes to minimise rubbing and blisters.
ORTHOTIC FRIENDLYShoes that have a removable insole so an orthotic may be placed in it’s place.