We know that if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, sandal season can be especially challenging, even frustrating. Footwear that is both comfortable and cute can be hard to come by. Because plantar fasciitis is caused by overuse of the feet, it’s critical to find shoes that relieve the pressure and strain on your feet rather than add to it. The search for supportive and comfortable shoes is a challenge all year long, but the summer months can be the trickiest. Here are a few features to look for in sandals if you suffer from plantar fasciitis. 

Emma slide sandal

Arch Support

Sandals with the right amount of arch support can take the pressure off both your heel and the front area of your foot, also known as the “forefoot.” The

Louisa Slingback Sandal - one of the best sandals for plantar fasciiitis

weight on your feet becomes more evenly distributed, which prevents your fascia tissue from being overworked. Excellent arch support also improves your overall foot alignment and reduces the chances of inflaming your plantar fasciitis. In fact, it can even relieve your symptoms.

All of Stegmann’s shoes feature a uniquely effective sole design that packs orthopedic comfort. Depending on your personal style or the occasion, we’ve got the right supportive sandal for you. The Emma Slide is perfect for busy summer days because you can easily slide the sandals on and off. For a more formal affair or polished outfit, the Louisa Slingback features a classic backstrap closure with an elastic stretch to ensure it bends and flexes with you throughout your adventures.

Wide Toe Box

Mia Slide Sandal

Many of our Stegmann customers find relief for all sorts of foot pain thanks to the wide toe box structure of our shoes. That’s because a wide toe box is shaped more closely to the way your feet actually naturally lay and move. Ensuring that your summer sandals provide this extra space to move naturally can alleviate the daily pain associated with plantar fasciitis. 

When we designed sandals for our summer fashionistas, we looked to our clog designs for inspiration and guidance. The anatomical contouring of sandals like the Mia Slide mirror the supportive soles of our cozy house shoes and clogs–that includes the wide toe box feature. 

As one happy customer wrote, “If you’ are a customer of the clogs then why not try the sandals?”

Soft, Yet Supportive Straps

Layna Wedge Sandal

One of the best ways to combat plantar fasciitis symptoms is to prevent your feet from moving around. That’s why sturdy sandal straps play a critical role in relieving plantar fasciitis pain. When the straps of your sandals work well, they will keep your feet in place and therefore keep your feet from having to move around too much. Less stress on your feet means less stress on those plantar fascia tissue muscles that cause the foot pain. 

The Mia Slide and Layna Wedge both offer a wide sandal strap option. Designed with supple vegetable-tanned leather, the sandal straps keep your feet from sliding around and exacerbating your plantar fasciitis aches. You’ll even note


Cushioned Sole

Plantar fasciitis is caused by the overuse of your plantar fascia tissue, which

Louisa Slingback Sandal

extends across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. The entire foot feels the aches and pains of these tissue muscles when they are overworked and inflamed. Summer sandals with a soft, cushioned sole will soothe and relieve the pain of your plantar fasciitis.

All four of our comfortable sandal styles are made with a luxurious soft suede leather footbed. The suede leather covers the supportive cork sole, which offers additional relief and comfort. The sandal soles will feel just as lovely going on as they does moving throughout the day.

This unique sandal feature is one of many reasons our customer says our sandals are “comfortable right out of the box with no breaking time necessary.” 

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