Top 10 Best Men’s Walking Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis As Recommended By A Podiatrist
If you have aching or sharp pain in your arch or under your heel when you first get out of bed in the morning then you may have a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis. This foot condition is commonly diagnosed in Podiatric and Orthopaedic clinics and if left untreated can become a long term chronic condition.
When visiting a Podiatrist or Orthopaedic surgeon they will provide a management plan to manage your Plantar Fasciitis that will include wearing supportive footwear. Think of your footwear as the foundation of the rest of your body. If the foundation is weak the rest of the body will need to compensate which over time can cause overuse leading to injuries.
As Podiatrists we have chosen the top 10 walking shoes for men that offer support to help manage foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis. We have also selected a few shoes for those of you requiring extra width because you have a wider foot, are a diabetic or simply your feet swell through the day.
ECCO BIOM C SNEAKER
The Ecco Biom C is made of luxurious yak leather upper and leather lining for a soft and comfortable fit. It offers extra support around the rear heel and a slight flare design in the outersole of the forefoot to provide extra stability. It is designed to make the wear feel like they are closer to the ground without compromising on comfort.
ECCO BIOM FJUEL SNEAKER
The Ecco Biom Fjuel has a full-grain yak leather upper with breathable perforations to deliver breathability. It has a soft collared padding around the neck of the shoe for your heel and ankle and has reinforced support around the rear heel for increased foot stability. Like the Biom C, the Biom Fjuel is designed to feel lower to the ground without compromising on comfort.
ECCO BIOM STREET SNEAKER
The Ecco Biom Street Sneaker is similar to the other shoes in the Ecco Biom range. It has a yak leather upper that is naturally breathable. The shoe offers support in the rear heel and outersole without compromising on style. However if you have a wider foot or require a shoe with extra depth this may not be the shoe for you.
ECCO AQUET SNEAKER
The Ecco Aquet is the perfect balance between comfort and style. This is a great choice for those that would like to have a work shoe that offers comfort without compromising on style. It comes in black or brown full grain leather with a leather innersole and supportive outersole.
ROCKPORT EDGE HILL
The Rockport Edge Hill provides a wide base of support and stability. It has a full grain leather upper for breathability and a supportive outersole. The shoe offers more depth allowing for an orthotic to be inserted.
The Merrell Altalight is one of their lightest walking shoes that is also designed to cope with longer distance wear. If you are looking for a walking shoe that has some grip in the outersole for hiking purposes but don’t want to invest in a shoe just for hiking then this may be a good all-round choice. This shoe is a lace-up shoe with a foam midsole that offers stability and comfort and the outersole is made of different types of density rubbers to provide the best combination of rigidity as well as comfort.
NEW BALANCE 624
The New Balance 624 V4 is a walking shoe that provides all round performance. The shoe is classified as a cross trainer but is often used as an everyday walking shoe. Patients often favour New Balance’s cross training range as they come in different widths and has a deeper shoe design to allow for orthotics. This shoe comes in white or black.
BROOKS DYAD WALKER
The Brooks Men’s Dyad Walker Black athletic walking shoe are fit for those who require a shoe for general or fitness walking. These shoes will provide you with the necessary support, shock absorption and protection you need to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. This shoe also comes in different widths for wider feet and have a removeable insole to fit an orthotic.
BROOKS ADDICTION WALKER
The Brooks Men’s Addiction Walker comes in a lace-up or a velcro option. Lace-ups will provide a better fit overall however if you have trouble doing laces then velcro is a great option for you. This shoe claims to have a slip-resistant outer sole and offers adequate support and a removable insole for orthotics. As this shoe comes in black and has a full leather upper it makes a great shoe for those working on hard flooring. We often recommend it to colleagues as one of the best shoes for nurses.
ASICS GEL CONTEND
The Asics Men’s Gel Contend is a general walking shoe that is supportive and comes in two different widths. If you don’t require a full leather upper walking shoe then you may prefer an upper made of mesh as it is more breathable. This shoe offers adequate support, stability and gel cushioning that can withstand repetitive impact on hard surfaces. It has a removeable insole for orthotics and a supportive heel counter for better stability.