Do you suffer from one of the big three? We’re talking about the most common foot issues: plantar fasciitis, bunions and heel spurs. Here’s how Taos can help.
Bunions are All Too Common Foot Problems You Can Still Fix
One of the most common foot problems, bunions are painful bumps beside your big toe. They form when your big toe bends towards your other toes, instead of pointing straight ahead.
Luckily, there are lots of ways you can alleviate the pain of bunions. When it comes to choosing footwear that addresses this common foot ailment, it’s important to have plenty of room in the toe box to avoid putting any pressure on them.
Our Carousel 2 sandal has a soft leather construction and stylish medallion embellishment, with a suede-covered footbed and a wide toe strap to hide those bumps. We also recommend the Gift 2 sandal, another chic and supportive style with plenty of space for gel pads if you need them.
How to Address a Common Foot Condition Like Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most uncomfortable yet common feet problems. When you put too much pressure on the plantar fascia — the ligament on the bottom of your foot, that connects you heel to your toes — the resulting inflammation can lead to a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel.
How to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis? Arch support is key to reduce the discomfort caused by this common foot condition, since it reduces the tension. We love the Stunner Mary Jane, equipped with a supportive footbed, for going out. Meanwhile, My Hero moccasin is a cute loafer that can accommodate an orthotic and makes for one of the most shoes for common foot problems like plantar fasciitis. Finally, a top pick is our Lucy sandal: With the right support in the footbed, you can wear flip flops.
Alleviate the Pain From Heel Spurs
Plantar fasciitis often leads to heel spurs, but they are not the same thing. A heel spur is a calcium deposit, or a bony growth, at the bottom of your heel. It doesn’t necessarily hurt, (some people don’t even know they have one), but if you do experience heel pain, these strategies can help.
What can Taos shoes do for you in order to alleviate pain caused by this common foot issue? A sandal with good arch support will help distribute your weight equally, reducing the tension on your ligaments. We like the adjustable Vera sandals to address common foot ailments like heel spurs. And for something more casual, the Rubber Soul slip-on sneaker combines our comfy footbed with a little extra height in the sole.
Stand Up and Get Comfortable™ with Taos
At Taos, we know that stylish footwear can be comfortable. With innovative footbeds and the finest materials, we build shoes to support your feet all day long — and to look good while doing it. Tackle the most common foot problems with some of our best-loved styles. With footwear expertise from Taos, you can address the common foot conditions this summer — and beyond.