Have you been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis or another foot condition that has been causing you heel pain? Have you already found a pair of supportive sneakers but can’t seem to find a single pair of winter boots that properly support your feet? I am going to show you a list of the best winter boots for women with heel pain based on my many years of shoe fitting experience. Heel pain is never normal. It’s not normal for women to feel like they can’t walk from being in constant pain.
How Do I Know Which Winter 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 “complicated” foot shapes as well as 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.
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:
Please note that all of the boots that I recommend in this article have been fitted by me at the shoe store that I work for. There are 2 key features that makes the boots that I recommend ideal for helping treat and prevent heel pain.
What Makes the Boots that I Recommend Ideal for Women with Heel Pain?
1️⃣ Targeted Support Right Below the Heels
The boots I recommend provide targeted support right below your 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.
The image below shows a boot that provides a firm heel counter and targeted cushion and support right below the heels.
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.
The Importance of Wearing the Correct Shoe Size
Please note that to get the full support and stability that the boots have to offer you must wear them in the correct shoe size.
For example, do you know whether you have narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet? Do you know if you have a high instep? These are all key factors that you must know before you buy your boots online as they directly impact the final shoe size that you need to order.
To help women determine their exact foot shape and foot size from home I created a different article called:
If you happen to have a specialized shoe store in your area I strongly suggest that you visit the store to have your feet properly sized and shoes properly fitted. If you don’t happen to have a store in your area, below you can find a list of the best winter boots for women with heel pain. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
Best Winter Boots for Women with Heel Pain – Supportive Platforms and Firm Heel Counters
To figure out which boot style will be best for your individual foot shape, look at the description below each image to find out which foot shape that specific boot is capable of accommodating.
I am not sure whether you will be happy with the look, but I promise, you’ll be far happier with the fit. All of these boots provide deep heel cups to keep your heels padded while keeping you stabilized with every step.
Make Sure that You Tie Your Boots Correctly! – It Makes a Difference!
To get the full support and stability that the boots have to offer you must make sure that they are tied properly. This will help provide you with better support and stability. Make sure that you make the laces tight, but not uncomfortably tight.
I have a coworker who taught me a specific shoe lacing technique that has worked really well for many women with heel pain, and hopefully it will work well for your feet as well:
Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?
Do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for a different pair of shoes to help treat and prevent your heel pain. Sneakers are always more effective than seasonal or dress shoes when it comes to treating heel pain. However, I will be happy to recommend a different pair of shoes for your feet:
In the meantime, if you are looking for a pair of more stylish boots to help treat and prevent your heel pain you should look into this article:
Should You Fit Orthotics Inside Your 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:
Plantar fasciitis tops the women’s list of annoying, painful foot problems. Have you found a specific shoe or specific treatment that’s worked well in significantly reducing or fully eliminating your heel pain? Let me know in the comment section below and hopefully, other women will benefit from your experiences/feedback. Don’t let you problem feet steal your joy!