Editor’s Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects up-to-date information.
I have noticed a lot of women asking whether Skechers shoes are effective in helping treat foot pain. Some women like to wear Skechers because they love how comfortable they are (some of them come with memory foam insoles), but the question is: Are Skechers good for women with foot pain? Just because a shoe feels comfortable that doesn’t automatically mean that is supporting your feet properly.
If you are dealing with foot pain chances are that you have either a foot condition (flat feet, rolled ankles), or you are wearing shoes in the wrong size (too short, too narrow).
Keep in mind that Skechers usually fit women with narrow or medium width feet, but they won’t work for women with wide or extra wide feet.
My Experience Helping Women Find the Perfect Pair of Shoes for their Feet
I work for a shoe store that helps people with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot conditions find the correct types of shoes for their feet. I have helped hundreds of women find the correct pair of shoes for their feet, and I believe I can help you as well.
I have tested and fitted several different shoe brands, so I know which shoes among each brand work better than others. I have fitted several Skechers shoes at the shoe store that I work for, and while some women love how they feel, I don’t recommend these shoes if you are dealing with a specific foot condition or a “complicated” foot shape (narrow, extra wide, high instep).
Are Skechers Shoes Good for Women with Foot Pain?
The short answer is no. There are other shoes that will support your feet a lot better. In addition, if you are experiencing foot pain, I suggest staying away from shoes with memory foam, as they will feel comfortable but won’t provide any type of support whatsoever.
What are the Best Shoes for Women with Foot Pain?
I suggest looking for shoes that provide substantial outsoles and firm heel counters. The shoes must be lightweight and flexible at the same time to prevent your feet and legs from easily getting tired.
What Do I Mean by Substantial Outsoles?
The outsole is the part of the shoe that supports your arches and attenuates the impact that your feet take when they come in contact with the ground. Take a look at the image below for better visualization purposes:
What Do I Mean by Firm Heel Counters?
The heel counter is the back part of the shoe, and the firmer it is, the better heel and ankle support that it will provide. I always suggest pressing on the heel counter of the shoes and making sure it feels firm and study before buying the shoes. Take a look at the image below for better visualization purposes:
The Shoes Must Fit the Shape of Your Feet Perfectly!
Keep in mind that if the shoes don’t fit the shape of your feet (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, high instep), you won’t get the full benefits that the shoes have to offer. In fact, you might end up making your pain worse or developing a foot issue such as blisters, calluses, or corns.
Most women insist on getting a specific shoe size simply because they wore the same shoe size for their whole lives. However, once I ask them to try the shoes in a different size, they are amazed by how different they feel!
Are You 100% Sure of Your Foot Size?
Your foot shape and size can change over time, and some of the factors that contribute to this change are pregnancy, aging and weight gain or loss. Over time and because of gravity, our feet might get longer and wider.
As we age, the body’s ligaments and tendons lose their strength and ability to spring back. This means that our arches decrease, which flattens and lengthens the foot and toes.
This often results in an increase in shoe size by a half-size or more. You might also experience a change in foot width, meaning that even though you always ordered medium width shoes now you might have to start ordering wider shoes.
Don’t insist on getting your shoes in a specific size simply because that has been the size that they always wore. I usually have to insist to them that they need to at least try the shoes in a different size to see how they feel.
How to Retrieve Your Exact Foot Length and Shape
Buying shoes online can be a challenge. If you are unsure of your current foot shape or foot length, I suggest that you take a look at a free resource I created where I help women determine their exact foot shape from home:
After you retrieve your exact foot size then we can start looking for shoes to help significantly reduce or fully eliminate your foot pain.
Best Shoes for Women with Foot Pain ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Remember that which shoe style will work better for your feet directly depends on your foot shape. To figure out which shoe style will be best for your foot shape, look at the description below each image to find out which foot shape that specific shoe is capable of accommodating. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
What Shoe Size Should You Order?
Take a look at the description below the shoes that I recommended to find out what shoe size you should order.
The shoes I recommended can significantly reduce or fully eliminate your foot pain from the following conditions:
- Flat feet: When women have flat feet, pain in the heel is quite common. This is usually due to the extra burden placed on the tendons and ligaments in that area because of the lack of arch support.
- Achilles tendinitis: Obesity and tight calf muscles can increase tendon strain.
- Heel spurs: Heel spurs are associated with plantar fasciitis but are usually not the source of pain.
Are There Any Other Shoe Choices Available?
These styles are the ones I am most familiar with in terms of quality, support and fit, but if you are looking for a different type of shoe to treat your foot pain you can reach out to me and I will provide you with different shoe recommendations:
In the meantime, I suggest that you take a look at the following resources I created for women with foot pain:
Let me know in the comment section below if you have found a specific shoe that has worked well reducing or fully eliminating your foot pain. I am sure other women will benefit from reading about your experiences.