Before we tell you about a few of the best shoes for helping with pain from Achilles tendonitis, we thought that we would just give you a quick description of the condition itself because understanding the condition better will allow you to choose the right shoes for your feet if you have the condition.
Achilles tendonitis is a condition that causes an inflammation in your tendon due to a repetitive use of it. Achilles tendonitis is very common amongst runners and cyclist because both activities put a lot of strain on the Achilles’ tendon. Usually, Achilles tendonitis will heal by itself in about two to three months of rest, massage and treatments. However, in some cases, the use of specialist shoes might be needed and that is what we are going to discuss today.
Something to remember when you are looking for shoes is that all of our feet are different, a shoe that is very comfortable for someone else, may not be comfortable for you. Make sure to try out a few pairs of shoes, at least, when you are buying new shoes so that you can find the ones that suit your feet the best.
ASICS Nimbus – Women and Men
The Nimbus comes with a lot of features that makes them very desirable for someone with Achilles tendonitis. Firstly, it has a removable sock liner that has been designed to help with conditions like tendonitis as well as other orthopedic problems. Secondly, it has great cushioning in the rear of the shoe with its Rearfoot GEL Cushioning which can really help ease the pain of the condition.
Mizuno Wave Creation 17 – Women and Men
The Waves are one of the best running shoes to use if you have Achilles tendonitis. They have a lot of features that can really help with the condition and take a large portion of the pain away. This shoe has a great cushioning feature that will “massage” your tendon when you impact the ground. It also has great grip which can help with stabilising you as you run which is very important when treating tendonitis. If you want to continue to run while you are treating your Achilles tendonitis then the Waves are the best option for you.
Puma Cell – Women and Men
A great cross training shoe as well as a great shoe for Achilles tendonitis. It has a great cushioning pad in the heel of the shoe, brilliant soles and a traction outer sole, all of which can really help ease the pain of the condition. To top this shoe off, it also has increased stability thanks to the TPU shank that stops any unwanted movement.
So, there are a few options of shoes to consider if you have Achilles tendonitis. Make sure to try a few pairs on when you are buying shoes so that you can see which ones suit your feet best. Also, if none of the shoes in this list take your fancy then look at what makes them strong candidates for shoes to help with the condition and have a look at other brands. Good luck in your search for the perfect shoes!