The Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

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The Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Many of our clients with plantar fasciitis want to take up walking/running but are hesitant because of the pain they experience when taking a step. If you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis and want to stay active, there is still hope. You can stay active in the right shoe, designed to mitigate foot pain.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. If you strain this tissue it can become swollen and inflamed, thus causing pain in your heel and throughout your entire arch when you stand or walk.

Plantar fasciitis can be an extremely painful condition in the foot. This is because each and every step puts stress on the plantar fascial tissue. As you walk or even stand the plantar fascia can become inflamed, which contributes to increased discomfort and pain that only worsens over time. The pain associated with plantar fasciitis usually begins in the heel and as the condition becomes severe it can spread through the entire arch of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis should be treated as early in the onset as possible because the longer it persists without proper treatment the longer it can take to heal. You can learn more about Plantar Fasciitis and how to relieve symptoms on our blog.

The Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

These are the shoes we recommend for those with plantar fasciitis who want to take up walking, jogging or running. You will want to give your feet proper support so that they heal before taking up running.  We recommend coming in to the store and having our friendly knowledgeable staff assist you in selecting the right footwear and inserts for your foot type and individual needs.  What works for one person may not work for another. Podiatrists recommends a stable shoe and insert/orthotic for patients dealing with Plantar Fasciitis any time they are weight bearing.   All shoes are available in our store.

Men New Balance

New Balance 860v9

A moderate stability shoe featuring a lightweight mesh upper which offers premium stabilizing technology to help you go the distance.

New Balance 840v4

A shoe that has become a staple in the foot solution universe. This shoe has a cushioned profile that caters to a variety of foot types and orthotic needs all in one smooth neutral ride.

New Balance 940 v3

These shoes are designed to provide the ultimate in stability. Overall cushioning and stability properties and single density medial post to ensure exceptional control while reducing weight and stiffness during transition.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

Focusing on the most injury-prone part of the runner’s body – the knees – guiderails on these shoes keep excess movement in check. With cushioning that works to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability, it’s always comfortable. 3D Fit Print and engineered mesh provide structure and proven fit.

Brooks Glycerin 17

DNA Loft cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability. The DNA Loft transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth. The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride.

Brooks Addiction 14 

This shoe features a cushioning midsole that dynamically adapts to your stride. The Extended Progressive Diagnostic Rollbar guides your body back into its natural motion path with more control.  A roomy design caters to flat or voluminous feet.


Hoka One One Bondi 6 

The most cushioned shoe in the Hoka One One’s road shoe lineup. This shoe offers a smooth, balanced ride delivered by the full shoe – EVA midsole, the comfortable and breathable upper and Meta-Rocker technology. It delivers a consistent ride for all distances.

Hoka One One Gaviota 2

The runner looking for a stability shoe can at last shake off the constrictions of a traditional support shoe. This is a premium stability shoe featuring superior cushioning. Its J-Frame design delivers support and protection while guiding your foot without the use of rigid and unforgiving materials.

Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but it doesn’t have to stop you from doing what you love. Stay in shape while keeping pain at bay with these foot pain friendly running shoes.

Do you have unique footwear needs? Our certified pedorthists can evaluate your feet and recommend appropriate footwear, including shoes, shoe modifications and other pedorthic devices.

Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Anoka, Champlin, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in helping fit you in shoes, finding house shoes and providing orthotics that relieve plantar fasciitis symptoms. Come check out our selection of Women’s and Men’s shoes at 209 E Main Street, Anoka, MN.

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