Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis? Really?

Be aware of shoes that claim to cure your condition.

Dr. Sables has had a few patients visit ArchMasters stating they bought shoes for plantar fasciitis. However, the shoes were not helping their condition. This seems to be a new marketing tactic that companies are starting to use. These companies are indicating a pathology to a specific shoe. While that may be okay for some, it is not for every body.

The Quadrastep system is a patented system that identify categories of feet from extremely high arch to extremely low arch. The system also identifies possible symptoms for each foot type. The system shows that there are three types of feet that could suffer from plantar fasciitis.

How can one shoe help all three foot types? Each category in the Quadrastep system has it’s own orthotic. Also, within one category there are four more types!

One type of shoe can NOT help multiple types of feet! It is much more complex than purchasing shoe for a certain condition.