When you are relaxing around the house in your comfortable, cosy slippers, the last thing you’re likely to be thinking about is arch support and heel cushioning. After all, you’re simply pottering around the house – it’s not like you’re doing anything strenuous, right?
In actual fact, if you’re on your feet then you’re placing strain on them – and if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis then it’s critical to ensure your arch and heel are supported as much as possible during waking hours. The slippers you wear do matter! Particularly if the shoes you wear during the day are arch supported or if you wear your own orthotics.
The importance of good support
When you suffer from plantar fasciitis – that is, inflammation of the band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot – it’s important that you have the right footwear. Good arch support and cushioning under the heel helps to relieve the impact of walking, making it possible for the repair process to get underway. You may use in-soles or orthotics when you’re playing sport or are out and about, and you have probably invested in suitable shoes to accommodate this. But what about when you’re at home in slippers? The time spent at home on your feet is still just that – time on your feet. Therefore, a pair of slippers designed to provide support and comfort is an important part of your recovery.
Slip into Forbes Footwear
Forbes Footwear offers a range of slippers that will help to ensure you have the support you need at home. We have arch supported or orthotic friendly slippers available suited to those suffering from the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Browse our online collection today, or visit our Hornsby, NSW store to view our complete range and allow our experienced team to help you slip into the right footwear!