Wearing properly fitting, well-made shoes is one of the best things you can to do recover from or prevent plantar fasciitis. But speciality orthopedic shoes are heavy, come in limited styles, and are pretty pricey, right?
Right. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort, style, or your bank account to get a steal of a deal on comfortable, supportive, stylish shoes!
How can you find the best shoes for plantar fasciitis at the best price–without making sacrifices?
We’ll show you!
Just Add Heel Seats
Instead of the limiting style choices (and typically expensive!) orthopedic shoes, did you know that you can turn almost any pair of shoes into a plantar-fasciitis-defying machine? It’s true!
Simply add Heel Seats.
Find the right shoe at the right price in the right style (keep reading for tips on how to find shoes at a steal!) and just slip in light, comfortable Heel Seats. Not only do they cost less than a couple cups of coffee–they’re clinically proven to heal plantar fasciitis, and they’ll always match your sense of style.
Now that you’ve got the orthopedic angle covered, how can you find those perfect shoes at the right price?
One of the hottest tips for finding cheap name brand shoes is shopping at the end of each season. It’s not an exercise in instant gratification, but it is a great way to snag some of the best deals on shoes. Look for amazing deals on summer flats right as back to school shopping kicks into gear. Find the best deals on boots in the springtime. Sneakers can often be found at the best prices during the coldest months of the year, when fewer people are out running–think December through February.
Shop Outlet Stores
Outlet stores are a terrific place to find deep discounts on your favorite shoe brands. It might be a slight drive from town, but you’ll often find 50% to 70% discounts on many different top brands and styles in one place.
Best of all, shop seasonally at an outlet store! Visit the outlets to shop for shoes in the “off season” for the particular shoe you’re after, and you’re likely to score an even better deal.
Keep in mind that many times manufacturer’s coupons can be added on top of store discounts. For instance, if the outlet store is offering a 50% discount, but you found an additional 10% coupon online for the brand you’re eyeing, the discounts can often be combined–depending on the store. It never hurts to ask!
Compare Deals Online
Find a pair of shoes you love but aren’t in your budget? Take to the interwebs! Once you know that a pair of shoes fits perfectly, it’s often possible to find a better deal online. Try overstock.com, Ebay, and Amazon to see if you can find a better price. You might be surprised to see just how much you can save by shopping around–from the palm of your hand.
A Few More Tips
Remember, the shoes you buy aren’t really a great deal unless they fit perfectly and support your heel, ankle, and foot. It’s a good idea to try shoes on toward the end of the day, when your feet are likely to be most swollen, so you don’t buy shoes that are too small for you. When you try the shoes on, pay extra attention to the heel; it should be firm, thick, and cushioned. Steer clear of thin-soled shoes with very little support.
Then simply add your Heel Seats and walk tall knowing you scored a fantastic deal that not only looks fabulous but supports your feet!