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Taos Footwear - Women's Sandals For Plantar Fasciitis

Updated on July 20, 2010

Plantar fasciitis is brutal. The worst part about it is it seems to affect the most enjoyable parts of our lives. If you're into running, playing basketball or just walking on the beach, chances are exercise is one of the best things you have going on. Not being able to participate in these activities without pain just isn't fair!

Now, a lot of footwear companies recognize this and have thus added special shoes for plantar fasciitis to their line. There are runners, slippers, casual and formal shoes all built with arch support and comfort in mind.

One type of footwear that isn't so readily available for plantar fasciitis sufferers is the sandal.  This is due to the fact that creating a shoe without sides that is supportive enough to be considered healthy is a real challenge.  Luckily for us ladies, Taos Footwear is up for the task!

Sandals For Plantar Fasciitis??  Really?

Taos Footwear has two different lines which contain a handful of different sandals for plantar fasciitis. The Casual line is their most popular. These are sandals that you can wear to work. They're classy, comfortable and stylish. They also feature contoured footbeds that offer a ton of support for women with an average arch. This is the biggest difference between the Taos Sandals and cheaper, inferior models. Most sandals have a flat footbed. This can lead to overpronation which eventually causes plantar fasciitis. If you're interested in the casual models, look for the Treasure, Shield, and Maiden sandals. They're the most popular!

Taos also makes an Active line of sandals for women with heel pain. These are sportier than the ones found in their Casual line. They feature more straps and funkier names like Hop and Skip. They also have a thick rubber outsole making it ideal for light walking on all sorts of surfaces. These won't wear out near as quickly as a $10.00 pair of flip flops from Walmart either...

Taos also makes an Active line of sandals for women with heel pain. These are sportier than the ones found in their Casual line. They feature more straps and funkier names like Hop and Skip. They also have a thick rubber outsole making it ideal for light walking on all sorts of surfaces. These won't wear out near as quickly as a $10.00 pair of flip flops from Walmart either...

The only true flip flop that Taos footwear makes is called the Canyon. I'm not a big fan of this shoe. It just seems to lack the support and cushioning ability of the rest of their products. If you really like the style of this model, I only recommend it for "Apres sport" type applications. Don't wear these sandals if you're planning an extra long walk on your favorite beach.

It's nice to see more companies designing special sandals for plantar fasciitis. Along with Orthaheel and Fitflops, Taos Footwear is leading the way in this market.

Thoughts?  Comments?  Let's hear from y'all!

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      hbaqueenfan 6 years ago

      I found them at the link I posted here. They look nice.

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      Luna 4 years ago

      Ugly, but then most plantar fascitis shoes are; they do not consider a young audience.

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