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I have been dealing with Plantar Fasciitis foot pain for a couple of years now and have had a hard time finding comfortable yet stylish shoes that did not hurt my feet. I remember the days when I would buy a $10 pair of shoes because they were cute. I soon learned that as you get older, cuteness is not as important as comfort!
Last fall I purchased a pair of athletic shoes that I thought were comfortable at the time. I soon began to realize that my feet hurt worst when I wore those shoes than they did when I wore my everyday dress shoes to work. The athletic shoes that I had purchased did not really have any support for my arch, which is very important with Plantar Fasciitis. I tried wearing my custom insoles with them but the insoles did not fit well inside the tennis shoes.
It was becoming very difficult for me to walk and exercise when I was wearing my tennis shoes because of the lack of support. I did some research on the best athletic shoes for Plantar Fasciitis and many articles I read recommended Asics as being some of the best for Plantar Fasciitis. I tried on some Asics at a local shoe store and I did not like them. They didn’t feel like they were giving me the support I needed.
While at that store I decided to try on a pair of Skechers….and I fell in love! The Skechers Relaxed Fit Ultimate Reality with Memory Foam gave me the support, comfort and style I was looking for. They feel amazing on my feet.
According to the information on the Skechers website these shoes have the following characteristics:
Lightweight synthetic and mesh fabric upper
Stabilizing heel overlay detail
Patterned fabric heel and collar panels
Lace up athletic sporty training sneaker design
Double layer mesh fabric for breathable yet durable effect
Side S logo
Contrast colored underlay side stripe detail
Lace up front with solid or striped laces
Padded tongue and soft neoprene fabric comfort collar
Soft fabric shoe lining
Relaxed Fit® design for a roomy comfortable fit
Gel Infused Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole
Endur-Lite Response lightweight shock absorbing flexible midsole
Super flexible sole design
Rubber traction outsole
1 inch heel
Normally when I get home the first thing I do is to take my shoes off. Not with these shoes. They are so comfortable that I could keep them on all day long! These shoes have an insole made from Memory Foam which makes them so comfortable and supportive.
You can find the Skechers Relaxed Fit Ultimate Reality athletic shoes on Amazon with prices ranging from $45 to $70, some of the lowest prices I found for these shoes. These shoes come in a few different designs and colors. I purchased the Charcoal with Aqua Trim as you can see below.
These shoes are also available in a Black with Multi Color Trim, Navy with Multi Color Trim, Purple with Hot Pink Trim, and Black with Coral Trim.
If you suffer from foot pain due to Plantar Fasciitis I highly recommend that you try the Skechers Relaxed Fit Ultimate Reality athletic shoes.