Flip-Flops for Plantar Fasciitis That Are Actually Cute

You no longer need to choose between style and comfort.

Sandals on wooden deck.
Slip these supportive sandals on and say "Ahhhh..."Pixabay

Ah, to be footloose and fancy-free. That’s an impossibility for the millions of people who suffer from plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue (or fascia) at the bottom of the foot, resulting in stabbing pain. Supportive and cushioning footwear helps. You can get a store-bought or prescription pair of orthotics for your close-toed shoes, but when it comes to flip-flops or in-the-house shoes, you’ll need a style with built-in technology to get a leg up on pain.

SOARFREE Plantar Fasciitis Feet Sandal with Arch Support - Best Orthotic flip.
Anatomically contoured footbeds that provide medial and lateral reinforcement; a wide toe box so you can spread your toes wide; and a cradling heel cup to minimize pronation and supination and reduce pressure.LLSOARSS

Pronation is when your feet roll inward. Supination is when your feet roll outward. Neither one is great! The correct position for your foot is not rolling at all, and the right pair of shoes can help you achieve that perfect, healthy position by keeping your feet in line with your ankles, knees and hips.

AEROTHOTIC Original Orthotic Comfort Thong Style Flip Flops Sandals for Women with Arch Support for Comfortable Walk
These cuties feature a slight platform, foam padding and a slip-free bottom, and they come in a range of colors, including pink glitter and metallic silver.AEROTHOTIC

Anything with a slight heel or wedge will automatically help alleviate the pain of plantar fasciitis, and a lot of the bells and whistles of orthopedically sound footwear (e.g. medial arch support) will also help with other common foot issues, like heel spurs, bunions and pain in the balls of the feet.

Vionic Women's Tide II Toe Post Sandal
These leather-and-synthetic flip-flops feature a biomechanical orthotic footbed and deep heel cup for maximum support, along with an EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) midsole, which helps disperse weight and provide stability.Vionic

It sounds dramatic, but for someone with plantar fasciitis or other painful foot issues, the right pair of shoes can be life-altering. When you find a pair of thongs that are comfortable and supportive (the ultimate test is whether you can walk for hours, pain-free), buy multiple colors and styles. You can never have too many pairs of a comfy shoe.