Are Slippers to Ease Foot Pain Too Good To Be True?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 4, 2014 3:30:00 PM

skeptical about foot pain slippersSometimes things sound too good to be true, and you want them to be true, but you secretly know that probably isn’t the case. Take your feet for instance. If you consistently have foot pain, and it hurts you a lot, all the time, you just want to walk through your day without being reminded of the pain with every step. So when you come across a product that claims the following, it would be easy to take out your credit card and order a pair immediately…but buyer beware! Check out the product claims below, and what we recommend.

Posted by: Hammacher Schlemmer

The Lady’s Plantar Fasciitis Indoor/Outdoor Open Back Slippers

These are the lady’s indoor/outdoor slippers that help to combat the painful effects of plantar fasciitis. A built-in, stabilizing orthotic footbed provides arch support while aligning the feet into a natural position for those who over-pronate—when the heel bone angles inward—a determining factor in the development of plantar fasciitis. Exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, the slippers’ uppers are made from Italian boiled wool stitched with a Nordic pattern. The soles are made from resilient rubber molded with a slip-resistant pattern. The suede-covered orthotic footbeds provide optimal comfort and support when the slippers are worn for at least a few hours per day over the course of two weeks. Oatmeal, Navy, or Red. Sizes 5-11; whole sizes only. Medium width. For half-sizes, order the next size down. (2 1/4 lbs.)

[See product here: The Lady’s Plantar Fasciitis Indoor/Outdoor Open Back Slippers]

Our opinion? This product IS too good to be true because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to easing foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Why? Because not everyone has the same foot care needs. The plantar fasciia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. When it becomes painful and inflamed it’s called plantar fasciitis. You have a unique foot structure, so when you’re experiencing foot pain, how often, your family history, and other factors all influence your specific case of plantar fasciitis.

While the slippers above look warm and cozy, and you may think they will help your foot pain because that’s what the description says, we recommend that you have your foot pain evaluated by a podiatrist instead of trying a quick fix and wasting your money on slippers. For example, at Adler Footcare we might recommend custom orthotics because they’re made for your unique foot structure.

Contact us today for a free consultation! We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.


Topics: foot pain