By Rehan Iqbal
The feet are the base of the body. They’re responsible for continual weight dispersion, balance, and stability of the entire bodily frame. Therefore, foot care is of the utmost importance. Our feet are hit especially hard when it comes to standing, walking, running, or doing any type of fitness or physical over-exertion of any kind. But being overweight, twisting the wrong way, or especially wearing poorly fitting or non-supportive footwear can lead to extensive pain and suffering throughout the body; all of which can begin in the feet. Pain that begins in the feet tends to increase in size and intensity throughout the day.
Comforting Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis
One of the most painful foot conditions is plantar fasciitis. This is caused when the band of tissue, plantar fascia, that connects the heel to the ball of the feet becomes stressed and inflamed. At that point, the best thing you can do to reduce the trauma is to get the weight off of the area. Yet, movement is still required. Regular house slippers can aggravate plantar fasciitis, but the following models can help reduce the pain and swelling to get you back on your feet quicker.
1. Orthofeet Asheville Men’s Slippers
For serious foot health, protection, comfort, and healing, Orthofeet Asheville Men’s Slippers prove these slippers are made for walking. Soft suede uppers come in a tan or bright blue color so you can either stand out or fade into the background in these diabetic friendly slippers. Hook-and-look secured top rolls down for effortless entry and exit as well as providing and adjustable fit.
Orthofeet insoles with gel heel pads and anatomic arch support ensure comfort throughout the slipper. They’re also fully removable to allow you to add your own orthotics. Extra foam padding and soft lining increase the cushioning several steps further. Lightweight sole absorbs shock, while the Ergonomic Stride design helps alleviate pain and pressure as it stabilizes and propels feet forward.
2. Vionic by Orthaheel Adilyn Orthotic Slippers
Vionic Adilyn Orthotic Slippers are soft and supportive. These slippers are made of plush synthetic terry-type material which wraps around the feet to provide warm padding whether you’re lounging around the house, catching up on various chores, or heading outside to retrieve the morning paper. Multiple color options allow you to handle all of your gentle or relaxing home needs while expressing your personal style.
Slip styling ensures painful conditions such as plantar fasciitis are given the ultimate care without providing unnecessary pressure. Orthaheel technology takes over with a podiatrist-designed orthotic footbed, including deep heel cups, to align feet to a proper position while supporting and stabilizing the body. This optimal biomechanical technology helps relieve pain due to heel pain, joint problems, and pronation. Wave patterned rubber soles ensure a safe grip whether hanging out indoors or just outside the house. These slippers are available in medium widths and are true to size.
3. Spenco Supreme Slipper – Men’s
Suede and nylon combine forces for durable comfort in Spenco’s amazing healing supreme men’s slipper. The perforated breathable upper performs as a moccasin to wrap the foot in comfort. Gore notches provide a stretchable fit as the inner fleece lining with antimicrobial treatment keeps feet warm, dry, and odor free.
Anatomically accurate footbed and wide toe box provide exceptional comfort and support while encouraging healing and recuperation of tired or injured feet. The biomechanical properties of these slippers are especially beneficial for healing the plantar fascia. Forefoot pain is instantly relieved via Metatarsal Padded Arch Support, and the deep heel cup aligns feet properly to reduce pronation and further injuries. The slip-resistant, non-marking sole helps to ensure you’ll stay on your feet whenever that’s an issue.
4. Spenco Slipper – Women’s Supreme Slide
You may have one of Spenco’s high quality support insoles in your favorite shoes at home. No doubt then that you’ve experienced the support and stability they provide. Well, move over simple insoles because Spenco now supplies complete wrap around foot comfort, support, and style in their Women’s Supreme Slide Slipper.
The luxurious uppers come in multiple color options to match your style or mood. Shearling-like fleece keeps feet warm and comfortable, while the Total Support system goes to work under foot. EVA footbed with metatarsal arch support and a deep heel cup supply cushioned comfort, support, and stability for walking; while reducing pressure and pain on the ball area of the foot. Patterned grip sole absorbs shock and helps ensure you’ll stay on your feet whenever that’s a requirement.
5. Orthaheel Women’s Relax Slipper
If you’re familiar at all with the Orthaheel name, you’re undoubtedly aware of their high end support and comfort levels for flats and thong-type sandals. But what about slippers? It was only a matter of time before they stepped up to the plate for the care of women’s foot health at home as well. Terry cloth velcro enclosed upper and foot bed provide continual comfort and come in multiple colors and designs to match style and personality.
These classic looking spa slippers are recommended by Dr. Weil, himself, for their podiatrist designed orthopedic technology. The stationary orthopedic footbed reduces foot stress as the rubberized sole absorbs shock to avoid extra discomfort. Wave sole grips provide optimal security while on your feet. Like all Vionic products, customers are encouraged to only wear these a few hours at a time for the first few days to get used to the extra support.
6. Vionic Women's Gemma Slipper
One good pair of premium slippers is more valuable than ten cheap pairs. So if you need a pair of house slippers, go big or – well, you’re already home, so just go big. Vionic throws their hat in the ring with their women’s Gemma Slipper. Breathable and forgiving plush upper is true-to-fit and comes in three handsome color options for indoor or outdoor relaxation.
Side hook and loop adjustable closure aid in an easy slide-in fit and instant comfort. The open back casual styling of this slipper is wonderful for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and other foot health conditions that a relaxed open back with a slight lip for heel security to encourage healing. Terry cloth lining works like a fluffy towel to absorb moisture and keep feet warm. The orthotic footbed has Orthoheel technology which aligns feet and helps reduce pronation.