Standing, walking, even running doesn’t normally cause foot pain; shoes that don’t fit your feet properly cause foot pain. Shoes that are too narrow, too short, or too wide all cause problems. But so do shoes that fail to provide proper depth, cushioning, stability, or motion control.
Let’s face it: women are nine times more likely to develop a foot problem than men, and 9 out of 10 women’s foot problems can be attributed to tight shoes. Do you see a connection here?
If your feet hurt, there’s a good chance that your condition is being caused or aggravated by poor fitting shoes. Search for your problem below, and find out the most likely shoe-fitting solution that will help. Or stop by one of our New Balance stores in San Antonio for a professional fit analysis.
Causes of foot pain and shoe recommendations
- Hammer Toes & recommended shoes – Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe in which the end of the toe is bent downward.
- Plantar Fasciitis & recommended shoes – Typically felt on the underside of the heel, this pain is often most intense with the first steps of the day.
- Pes Cavus & recommended shoes – A high arched foot with pressure points on the sole and heel.
- Pes Planus & recommended shoes – A flat foot that is typically flexible.
- Pronation & recommended shoes – Foot pronation will cause the sole of the foot to face more laterally (outwardley or inward) than when standing in a normal position.
- Bunion & recommended shoes – A bunion is a painful deformity of the bones and joint between the foot and the big toe.
- Shin Splints & recommended shoes – The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the shinbone (tibia)” the large bone in the front of your lower leg.
- Neuromas & recommended shoes – Caused by a benign nerve growth, pain is usually felt between the third and fourth toes.
- Posterior Tibia Tendonitis & recommended shoes – Pain in the inside of the foot and ankle, and on occasion problems associated with an unstable gait.
- Metatarsalgia & recommended shoes – A condition marked by pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot.
- Supination& recommended shoes – A person that has supinated feet is sometimes said to be “bow-legged” or have a “high arch.”