In my year and a half battle with plantar fasciitis, these things have turned out to be the best over the counter shoe inserts. After the shot and the physical therapy, combined with daily Advil, I got the pain down by about 70%. These inserts help me to manage the rest of the pain. I tried a bunch of different kinds of inserts, but still had pain. A salesman in a specialty shoe store recommended these for p.f.; he said they worked for him and he’d sold hundreds of them. Not too pricey, either. The first pair I bought was in my normal women’s size. However, I was having some pain on the side of my heel, and my podiatrist said the inserts were not wide enough, and that I should purchase a men’s small. I did, and she was right. At first, these Superfeet
inserts seem so hard. But be patient! You will get used to them. I think the nice heel cup keeps my foot stable. The arch support
is good, too. I keep one pair in my slippers
for that painful first touchdown in the morning, and the other pair I wear in my work shoes
. Happily, Zappos has the inserts available in all sizes, 24/7, so you don’t have to hobble around shopping!