This podiatrist-designed shoe comes with the Orthaheel arch support and a deep heel cup, engineered to correct overpronation and correct your gait. It’s manufactured with leather and comes with a shock-absorbing EVA midsole for increased stability. It’s also a favorite among a large number of women, especially those suffering from plantar fasciitis due to its superior arch support and comfort, making it our number one choice of women’s walking shoes for plantar fasciitis.
Fit: As expected. However, it may be slightly heavy for some users.
Foot type: Overpronator
Detailed Review: Orthaheel Walker for Women
These walking shoes come with removable, biomechanical orthotics with the Orthaheel contoured arch support and deep heel cup, designed to rectify overpronation and your gait. The shoes are designed by podiatrists with health in mind and are great for women who are always on the move and require maximum support.
Cushioning & Comfort
The shoe is fitted with shock-absorbing EVA midsoles with a 5 degree build-in elevation to improve transition from heel strike to toe off while walking. This, along with the removable orthotics, control pronation and boost stability while walking. The walking shoes also feature firm thermoplastic heel counters to add more stability along with a durable rubber outsole with extra traction for the best footing.
Quality (Durability) & Price
The shoe may feel like it is slightly on the expensive side for some, however, for what it has to offer, in terms of quality, durability and support, it is well worth it. It is manufactured with full-grain leather, making it water-resistant. It is the number one choice among hundreds of women suffering from plantar fasciitis, especially due to its comfort and superior arch support and cushioning. The upper is also made with 100 percent breathable polyester lining with bacterial treatment, making it a great choice for sweaty sessions at the gym and for long walks.
The shoes are a great option for pronators of all kinds however; the reviews show that it works best for overpronators.
The fit is as expected. Users with half sizes have to order one size down for optimum fit. The shoes also have an action lacing system for a much more secured fitting.
Customers’ Reviews and Conclusion
Hundreds of positive reviews on this shoe show that it does what it promises. The shoe is healthy to wear and it not only corrects gait, but also helps improve heel pain, back pain, arch pain, knee pain and plantar fasciitis pain. It has received the APMA Seal of Acceptance and is a favorite among women who have to spend most hours of their day standing on their aching feet. It’s great for women who are overweight, busy mothers, nurses, teachers and more.
The shoe provides ample cushioning and arch support, making it an ideal choice for women suffering from plantar fasciitis. It is also highly durable and functional so you can use it every day without worrying about wearing the shoes out prematurely.
Some users have mentioned the shoes are a bit stiff out of the box and need to be broken into. This isn’t an issue for most women and complaints regarding this factor are very few.