Your Feet Hurt – Which Sneakers Are Best?

Foot pain and heel pain may be caused by several things; one common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis. In a recent conversation with a podiatrist about foot pain the following was suggested. First, wear a supportive shoe. Sneakers are often recommended and the following brands are preferred as they provide superior support:
• Asics
• Brooks
• New Balance
• Saucony
While custom orthotics is preferred, additional support may be obtained by the use of over-the-counter orthotics. Recommended types include:
• Pure Stride (
• Powerstep (