Do you get stabbing pain in your feet when you take your first couple of steps every morning? How about soreness and tenderness in the bottom of your foot near the heel? These are common symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis and can sideline even the most dedicated runner making them think about taking up another sport. You don’t need to quit running, but you do need to find the comfortable running shoes for plantar fasciitis to prevent it from becoming an ongoing condition or escalate into an acute problem. One of the best running shoes to help with this are the Saucony Mens Triumph ISO Running Shoe.
Why Does Running Hurt?
Runners commonly suffer from plantar fasciitis because of the mechanics of how you run. You push off on your toes and land on your heel, over and over and over again. You usually do this on a hard surface and you usually do it daily or every other day. That motion of pushing off with your toes and landing on your heel stress the plantar fascia repeatedly. This is a thick band of tissue running under the bottom of your foot connecting your heel to your toe and supporting the arch of your foot. Stressing this tissue over and over starts to cause tears from overuse resulting in pain and inflammation. Ouch.
What Can I Do?
Do you have to stop running? No. You may have to cut back a little bit when your plantar fasciitis is most painful to give the tissue a chance to heal. Plantar fasciitis is known to be persistent and hard to get rid of. It is a condition that can flare up over and over again. Ice will help, so will proper stretching and rest. The best thing you can do to prevent the condition and to ease it is to have the right pair of shoes.
What are the Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?
The best running shoes need to fit well, not be worn out – the suggestion is to change your shoes after 500 miles – and above all provide great cushioning and support for your foot. The Saucony Mens Triumph ISO Running Shoe is one of the shoes that are designed with these features in mind.
These are a lightweight shoe at 10.3 ounces, but many people have said they feel much lighter and have compared them to running in a pair of sock regarding the weight. They are a “neutral” running sneaker, meaning that while they have built in arch support they are not designed to correct over or under pronation. What they do provide is superior fit and cushioning to absorb heel shock and keep you on the road.
They have an 8 mm offset, which is the difference in height between the heel and the toe from the thickness of the sole. So the heel has 8 mm more thickness. This height helps absorb the impact of the heel when moving through your gait of toe to heel transfer. The PWRGRID is their sole-based cushioning system which absorbs and distributes the impact of each step. This, combined with their super cushioned midsole, will reduce the stress on your plantar fascia. The Saucony Mens Triumph ISO Running Shoes are some of the best shoes for Plantar Fasciitis allowing you to keep running without pain and reducing the potential for further injury.