Deborah suffered for several years with Plant Fasciitis, or painful heels, until she experimented with several brands of shoes.
The Shoes Which Healed My Plantar Fasciitis
Easy Spirit Comfortable Shoes for Women
Are you looking for comfortable shoes that are easy on the feet? Try Easy Spirit shoes, especially their Traveltime line. I have found that they are particularly comfortable when I need to spend a long day on my feet.
Since I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis about six months ago, I have been searching for shoes that are dressy enough for work and comfortable enough to wear all day. I work at a high school and walk around a significant part of the day.
I have found that Dansko clogs and Mephisto shoes are cute and comfortable, and Birkenstocks, Rainbows and New Balance walking shoes are appropriate for casual wear. I own at least one pair of all of those shoes. However, the most comfortable all-around shoes I have found for my feet are Easy Spirit Traveltime clogs. I now own six pair of these comfortable shoes, similar to the ones pictured here, and plan to continue to buy them in even more colors. I find that I can wear these shoes for work, shopping and similar activities. They are quite affordable, too. I can usually find a pair in the style I like best for less than $60 to $80 a pair, which is far less expensive than the shoes in orthopedic type stores.
If you plan to wear your Easy Spirit wedges without socks, you may want to order a pair that is about a half size smaller than you normally wear, as these shoes are quite spacious and you do not want your feet to slide around.
Traveltime - Comfortable Shoes
Easy Spirit Traveltime Wedges from Amazon
As mentioned above, Traveltime are my favorite style of Easy Spirit shoes. They are slightly wedge shaped, and very comfortable. I have discovered that I can walk and stand much longer when I wear them than I can when I try to wear flat shoes. The shoes above are just one example of the shoes. They also come in a variety of different colors and styles, although they all have the wedge shape which reduces the pressure on the heel of your foot.
Comfortable Shoes Can Make a Big Difference
If you have a great deal of pain in your feet, you may also want to consult with your doctor to see if you have a bone spur, bunions, plantar fasciitis or other serious foot problems which are causing your discomfort.
Once you have determined the specific issue which is causing your pain, you will want to try out different types of shoes to decide which brands and styles will help your feet heal. My doctor told me that many cases of plantar fasciitis are caused by wearing the wrong shoes. She also suggested that getting the proper shoes would help immensely in treating this painful condition. After switching from wearing flat to wearing these Easy Spirit shoes, I discovered that my pain gradually receded and rather bothers me anymore.
The shoes are available in a number of different colors and patterns. Every season they seem to come out with new choices, so it is always easy to keep your shoe wardrobe fresh.
Easy Spirit is one manufacturer which has both comfortable walking shoes as well as work shoes, so you have plenty of choices.
Have you tried Easy Spirit Shoes?
Deborah Carr (author) from Orange County, California on September 23, 2014:
These Easy Spirit Travel Time shoes are the ones that healed my painful Plantar Fasciitis. Once I started wearing them, I was comfortable again and now they are almost the only shoes I wear.
Fay Favored from USA on July 29, 2014:
Yes, in heels but not flats or sneakers. I was thinking of you the other day when my feet were hurting and wished I had a pair of your shoes. Can't find my size though. They are comfortable.
SteveKaye on February 15, 2014:
No. However, I do appreciate comfortable shoes.
VspaBotanicals on February 12, 2014:
chrisilouwho on February 09, 2014:
A comfortable pair of shoes is so important, I'll take a look for these next time I'm out shopping.
Deborah Carr (author) from Orange County, California on November 29, 2012:
@WriterJanis2: These shoes are very comfy. I wear the Easy Spirit Travelers to work almost every day!
WriterJanis2 on November 28, 2012:
There are some very comfy looking styles here.
Camden1 on November 16, 2012:
I haven't tried Easy Spirit shoes, but I'll have to after reading your article! I'm always on the lookout for comfy shoes.