I spent all of 2014 healing up from a bad bout of Plantar Fasciitis. I'd like to start running again and getting ready for the SF Marathon on July 26.

What shoe would you recommend? Also, I am using SuperFeet inserts but am wondering if customized inserts would be better. How much do they cost?

I'm thinking about swinging by the store on Saturday for new shoes and maybe to get custom inserts. Will you be there? Who should I talk with if not?


Getting back from a bout of Plantar Fasciitis is not easy and you need to start slow.  It's important that the band is well healed.  Advance from walking to rapid walking or slow running to make sure there is no pain.

I am at the store on most Saturdays and can help you choose shoes and inserts.  Otherwise, all our salespersons are trained to fit shoes and orthotics; any of them can help you.  Choosing a shoe with good arch support is generally recommended for Plantar Fasciitis, but we'd need to evaluate your feet and gait to recommend a specific model.  We carry Superfeet Green, which is a nice product, but its really made for a single foot type.  Our On the Run inserts have different shapes to fit more people.  They range in price from $39-$89.