After creating a resource that describes the best winter boots for women with heel pain, several women reached out asking for a similar resource but with more fashionable styles. The fact is that it’s really hard to find stylish boots that provide enough cushion and support right below the heels, but I am going to show you a list of the best stylish boots for women with heel pain based on my many years of shoe fitting experience. Please note that the stylish boots that I recommend are also capable of accommodating different foot shapes such as narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide.
How Do I Know Which Stylish Boots Work Best for Women with Heel Pain?
I have been fitting women’s shoes for the last 10 years, and I have helped hundreds of women with foot conditions find the correct pair of shoes for their feet. I have helped several women with heel pain find the perfect pair of shoes for their feet, and I believe I will be able to help you too.
All of the boots that I recommend in this article have been fitted by me at the shoe store where I work for. There are 2 key features that make the boots that I recommend ideal for helping treat and prevent heel pain.
What Makes the Stylish Boots that I Recommend Ideal for Women with Heel Pain?
After having tested many different shoe brands and styles, I have noticed that the most effective boots for women with heel pain are the ones that provide these 2 key features:
1️⃣ Targeted Support Right Below the Heels
The boots I recommend provide targeted support right below the heels to minimize impact and pain. Some women’s feet collapse from having rolled ankles, which means that their heels deviate from the midline. Boots that provide a firm heel counter and additional support right below the heels help prevent the feet from collapsing and turning inwards.
2️⃣ Supportive Footbeds that Provide Shock Absorption
The boots that I recommend provide a thick and cushioned outsole that helps provide targeted support for your arches and heels (a bonus for women who suffer from plantar fasciitis) while also keeping your feet warm.
Best Stylish Boots for Women with Heel Pain
Below you can find a list of the best stylish boots for women with heel pain that I have fitted before. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
Important Tip: Take a look at the description below each boot to find out whether it can accommodate your specific foot shape (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide), as well as what features the boot provides, and the size that you should order to prevent your longest toe from rubbing against the front part of the boots.
I hope you find these boots stylish enough! I know that what might be stylish for some women might not be as stylish for others, but I just can’t recommend any boot that looks fashionable for women with heel pain.
Can You Fit Orthotics Inside these Boots?
All of the boots that I recommend come with removable footbeds which makes them great for those who require additional arch or heel support.
I first recommend that you try the boots without orthotics and monitor how your feet feel. If after wearing the boots for a month your heel pain is not significantly reduced or fully eliminated, you should consider fitting an orthotic inside the boots.
I describe the best insoles/orthotics for women with heel pain in this resource:
If you are looking for a more affordable choice you can always try to fit a pair of heel cups inside the boots. You can learn more about how heel cups work for women with heel pain in this resource:
Contact Me Directly: Your Foot Shape Might Require a Deeper Assessment
I have noticed that some women in addition to having a wide forefoot and narrow heels also have other challenges to deal with:
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Long, slender toes
- Hammer toes
- High instep
If you are dealing with any of the foot problems mentioned above I suggest that you contact me via email and I will provide you with specific shoe recommendations:
What are the Best Sneakers for Women with Heel Pain?
I am all up for women being proactive and not taking “the wait and see approach” when it comes to treating their foot or leg pain. That being said, before trying invasive techniques such as casting, surgery, or steroid injections start by making sure that you are wearing the correct pair of shoes. Wearing supportive shoes can work wonders for women with heel pain. If you are unsure whether you are wearing supportive sneakers I suggest that you read this resource:
If you have found a specific shoe brand or boot style that worked well in helping treat and prevent your heel pain please let us know in the comments section below, as I believe other women will benefit from reading about your experiences!