Do you suffer from metatarsalgia? The medical term for pain in the ball of your foot, metatarsalgia often leads to a burning sensation at the base of your toes (it feels like having a stone in your shoe).
Along with causing significant pain, metatarsalgia can hinder your ability to handle day-to-day activities. While rest, different types of exercise, and OTC pain medicine can be good recommendations for relieving metatarsalgia pain, finding the right shoes will make a big difference.
With our Curves & Pods® premium removable footbed, Taos shoes are a great option for metatarsalgia relief. In this post, we are going to look at some of the best metatarsalgia shoes we have to offer.
Metatarsalgia doesn’t mean you have to stop being active. You just need to find the right sneakers.
When it comes to the best walking shoes for metatarsalgia, a sneaker like Star has a classic, easy-to-wear look with unrivaled comfort and support. These have our tried-and-true Curves & Pods® polyurethane removable footbed with Soft Support for an all-around comfortable shoe for metatarsalgia pain.
If high-tops are more your style, the Union can offer the support and comfort you need for metatarsalgia pain. These shoes look great and they have premium arch and metatarsal support. With the canvas footbed lining and flexible outsole, these sneakers will keep you comfortable through a long day on your feet.
Sandals can be some of the best shoes for metatarsalgia. You just need to be aware of support at the footbed.
In terms of your options for metatarsalgia shoes, for a summer sandal try Trulie, which has multiple fastenings for an adjustable fit, and premium padding at the front. The lightweight, contoured cork footbed keeps your feet supported and pain-free all day.
As an alternative, you could consider Escape. The hook and loop strap gives it the feel of a custom fit and the Stand Up Footbed makes it a nice walking sandal. These sandals can keep your feet feeling good as you run errands during the day, and they can also work as footwear for a casual evening out.
If you need something a little tougher, a pair of boots could be the best shoes for metatarsalgia. Just make sure you have enough room in the toebox and a supportive footbed.
The tough and stylish Capstone can be the perfect boot for wearing to work or for a long day of walking. You can lace them up for a snug fit, and the interior zipper offers easy access. With a dual-density polyurethane footbed, you can rest assured that these boots will not aggravate your metatarsalgia.
For comfort, warmth, and support, the Future Mid is hard to beat. It has a premium polyurethane footbed for arch and metatarsal support. This boot is also very stylish with the suede upper and faux fur at the collar. When you put it all together, you have the ideal winter boot for metatarsalgia.
These are just some of the best shoes for metatarsalgia. If you check our entire collection, you can find comfort and support for almost any style or occasion. The two main recommendations we would make for metatarsalgia sufferers are to avoid shoes with heels higher than 2” and look for room around the toe area of the shoe.
From finding the best metatarsalgia shoes to over-the-counter remedies, here’s how you can relieve the pain without surgery.
1. Give Your Feet a Rest
2. Try Strengthening Exercises
3. Swap Out High Heels for Shoes That Ease Metatarsalgia Pain
4. Try an Ice Pack
5. Over-the-Counter Pain Relief
6. Give gel pads a go
7. Maintain a Healthy Weight
8. Treat Bunions and Calluses
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