Solve Common Foot Issues With the Most Comfortable Shoes


Solve Common Foot Issues With the Most Comfortable Shoes

The shoes you wear don’t just contribute to your style; they can also play a major role in your comfort. In fact, wearing the right pair of shoes is often the simplest way to address a range of common foot problems.

At Taos, we design stylish shoes for this exact purpose. Our collections strikes the perfect balance of comfort and fashion, ensuring you look and feel great as you go about your day. Plus, every pair is designed with features that enhance comfort and support, thereby solving the most common foot problems.

Common Foot Ailments (and How Taos Shoes Help)

It is important to keep in mind that some common foot issues may require treatment from a podiatrist or similar professional. Not everyone can experience full relief simply from switching their footwear. You may want to consult with a doctor if your condition is particularly severe.

However, there are many examples of common feet problems in which wearing the right shoes absolutely can relieve your symptoms. Wearing proper footwear can even prevent many conditions from developing in the first place!

The following examples are just some of the most common foot problems that are relieved – if not fully solved – by wearing our shoes:

Morton’s Neuroma: A Common Ball of Foot Problem

Wearing shoes that are too narrow or tight constricts your feet. This can eventually lead to such common foot issues as Morton’s neuroma. This is a painful condition that typically affects the ball of the foot. People with this problem often experience symptoms that may include a burning sensation (particularly when walking), numbness around the toes, a pins and needle feeling, or a strange sensation as if a “hot pebble” was between the toes.

With narrow and uncomfortable footwear like high heels as the biggest culprit for this common foot condition, women are often more prone to Morton’s neuroma. Do you struggle with Morton’s neuroma? If so, we offer many supportive shoes for women that will help address your pain.

Star is just one example. The Curves & Pods® polyurethane removable footbed with Soft Support ensures maximum support while walking. The laces and canvas material on this sneaker also allow for a custom fit. All of these features and more make it easy to guard against common foot problems that are caused by restrictive shoes while never sacrificing your style.

Star Grey Wash Canvas

A Buildup of Pressure Causes Bunions

Bunions can also develop as a result of wearing shoes that are too tight. Luckily, like many other common foot conditions, this is an issue that can be addressed by opting for better footwear.

We specifically recommend sandals for bunions, like our Prize 3 pair. These sandals are lightweight, adjustable, and thanks to the Taos Soft Support™ premium footbed with Cool Recovery Foam™, they provide impressive arch and metatarsal support. This reduces physical pressure on your feet and helps to relieve bunions.

Want another option that will conceal your bunions while keeping you comfortable and stylish? You may prefer Rita. Bunions are unnoticeable beneath its wide strap! On top of that, the Rita boasts a lightweight padded contour cork footbed. That means these sandals are both flexible and durable, easing the discomfort from common foot ailments.

Prize 3 Slide Sandals

Plantar Fasciitis is a Common Foot Issue Affecting the Heel

Walking around every day puts a lot of pressure on your plantar fascia. This is the ligament connecting your toes to your heel. Over time, that pressure can lead to inflammation. The result? A stabbing pain in the heel.

You’re more likely to develop common feet problems like plantar fasciitis if you wear shoes that don’t provide sufficient arch support. That’s why we suggest our Stunner Mary Jane for days or nights when you’re heading out. The classy design, combined with a supportive footbed, make it an ideal choice that both relieves the pain from common foot conditions while maintaining a chic look.

Looking for something a little more casual? Consider My Hero. This moccasin-style loafer can accommodate an orthotic, making it a perfect option if you rely on an insert to alleviate your plantar fasciitis symptoms. Encore is another option worth keeping in mind if you want something that’s suited for everyday use yet effectively addresses common foot problems.

Encore Black Crosswalk Close Up

How to Deal With Heel Spurs

Some people confuse plantar fasciitis with heel spurs. That’s often because plantar fasciitis can lead to heel spurs. However, they are not the same thing. Heel spurs are technically calcium deposits (or bony growths) that develop at the bottom of the heel; sometimes they can result in heel pain.

Just like with other common foot issues, this is a case in which it helps to have footwear that provides strong arch support. Along with the options mentioned above, you’ll love our adjustable Vera sandals. For something more casual, try Rubber Soul. These have a comfortable footbed that provides the support and comfort someone with heel spurs or any of the other most common foot problems needs.

These are just a few of the common foot ailments you can solve with the right shoes. Although there are some cases where treatment is necessary, it’s important to remember the role your footwear plays in both your health and comfort. Luckily, with options such as those mentioned here, you can stay comfortable while also remaining stylish.