5 Best Women's Shoes for Heel Spurs in 2022

Medically reviewed by Dr. Josh White, DPM - Written by OrthoFeet Team on Mar 22 2022

Almost one-quarter of people deal with foot pain at some point. Nagging foot pain can make it challenging to enjoy activities, hobbies, and spending time with loved ones. Heel spurs are one cause of foot pain that can be indicative of other foot problems such as plantar fasciitis.

Most times, your footwear can be the culprit.

Finding the best shoes for heel spurs can make more of a difference than you may think! You can start enjoying your hobbies once more with better quality shoes designed with your foot and heel pain in mind.

Are you still interested? At Orthofeet, we have put together a complete guide on finding tennis shoes for heel spurs, so keep reading for more information!

What Causes Heel Spurs?


Heel spurs are painful, bony prominences on the bottom of your feet. They form from calcium deposits and can appear pointed or hooked on imaging.

The most common cause of heel spurs is plantar fasciitis, which happens when the plantar fascia (the tissue running on the underside of your feet) becomes inflamed. Other causes of heel spurs can be arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. While only one in twenty people experience pain with heel spurs, other foot problems can increase your pain, especially when you exercise.

Best Shoes for Heel Spurs


Improper footwear can exacerbate or create foot pain, including heel spurs. Orthotic insoles, orthotic shoes or shoes that are designed with the biomechanics of the foot in mind, can help mitigate pain and worsening heel spurs.

Key features in shoes that can really help minimize heel spur symptoms include:

  • Orthotic insoles to align the feet with the body and prevent all the weight from being placed on the heel spur.
  • Heel cushioning built directly under the fat pad in the heel area is key and will offload pressure from the heel spur. This trampoline effect dispenses shock forces and softens the impacts in the painful area.
  • Extra depth throughout the shoe starting from the rearfoot creates a more comfortable space for the bony prominence and minimizes pressure.
  • Wide last design, the shape of the shoe on which it is built, is key to ensuring your feet don’t get squeezed into something that is too narrow and constricting.
  • Flexible, soft uppers provide ‘give’ and move with you and take the shape of your specific foot and accommodate any deformity.


At Orthofeet, we specialize in high-end sneakers for foot pain, including heel spurs. When comparing shoe prices, it may seem tempting to purchase a cheap shoe that you can wear while walking, exercising, or casual wear. Yet, improper and cheap footwear can make even simple, everyday activities seem challenging and cause you to miss activities you enjoy.

Instead of only looking at the price tag, find a heel spur shoe provider that can set you up with a shoe that will last much longer and benefit your health and wellbeing.


1. Coral Stretch Knit Women's Tennis Shoe

The Coral Stretch Knit women's tennis shoe is an ideal choice if you deal with painful heel spurs. Premium orthotic soles and an adjustable arch support can help improve heel pain, bone spurs, plantar fasciitis, and more. The Coral Stretch Knit shoe is available in four different widths from narrow to extra wide.

The unique design allows you to easily remove the orthotic insole if needed, and the Arch Booster technology helps enhance support for someone who wants extra. An added heel cushion ensures you can manage your heel spur pain while staying active.

The knitted fabric upper comfortably fits any foot and is prefect for additional conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, and swelling. The mild rocker sole and rubber outsole mean you'll be ready to tackle anything from running, walking, to casually strolling with the family or kids with little effort and lots of confidence.

Shop for Coral Stretch Knit women's tennis shoes as one of the best women's shoes for heel spurs on the market.


2. Verve Tie-Less Women's Sneaker

The Verve Tie-Less Lace athletic shoe comes in the solution for who want to take the hassle out of tying laces. In some instances, mobility issues can make reaching down and tying shoes challenging. Arthritis and poor fine motor skills can make a simple task be very frustrating and tedious.

One-step fastening technology gives the appearance that you have laces without the hassle of spending time lacing them up. Adjust the laces the first time you put them on and from then on use the hidden tabs on both sides of the shoe. This tennis shoe works well for women dealing with foot pain and plantar fasciitis with some key features:

  • Heel cushioning
  • Premium 0rthotic insoles
  • Arch booster support
  • Padded interior
  • Ergonomic sole

And if that wasn’t enough, they designed Verve with a heel strap to accommodate different heel types. Say you have a wide forefoot, but narrow heel, this feature allows you to tighten the grip around the heel and prevent slippage. The heel strap works well for the opposite instances where more space is needed, for example if you wear a brace or AFO.

Verve is available in two color combinations, pink/gray and blue/white.

Shop for the Verve Tie-Less women's tennis shoes and see the difference they can make in your life!


3. Francis Stretch No Tie Women's Tennis Shoe

The Francis Stretch Knit women's tennis shoe is another excellent sneaker option for heel spurs. With 5 star online customer reviews, you can rest easy knowing that this shoe is tried and trusted by many women with foot and heel pain.

It also sports anatomical orthotic insoles with multiple foam cushioning layers to offset impacts from the sensitive heel spur. The minimal heel to toe rocker bottom rocks the foot from heel strike to toe lift and greatly facilities foot motion, making walking a breeze.

A 4-way stretch upper offers a glove like fit by conforming to the specific shape of your foot. The fabric is highly breathable and promotes circulation keeping feet cool, dry and free from fungi and bacteria.

For easy on/off wear the adjustable bungee cord comes in handy and allows you to quickly customize the grip according to your instep. And what’s more, a regular lace is included just in case you prefer the traditional lace look.

Francis is available in both neutral and feminine colors, gray, navy, maroon, and rose.

Shop for the Francis No Tie women's tennis shoes for some of the best footwear for heel spurs.


4. Aspen Waterproof Outdoor Sneaker

Just because you have a heel spur doesn’t mean you can’t continue to be active or adventurous. With the Aspen, you can reconnect with the outdoors and keep your heel spur symptoms at bay.

Designed with a tough waterproof synthetic upper, sealed seams and gusseted tongue ensures no water seeps through no matter how wet the trail gets. The grippy rubber sole channels water away from the shoes and offers increased traction on any terrain.

The built in Ortho-Cushion System provides pain relief, support and comfort for your heel spur and allows you to spend the day on your feet. With a deep cup shape to cradle the heel, a mild arch to lessen the strain on the plantar fascia and several foam layers to absorb shock, your feet and body will get the real deal needed for the best biomechanical movement.

Features like the seam free interior, wide toe box and treated footbed to prevent odor will create a healthy foot environment.

Shop Aspen Waterproof Outdoor Sneaker


5. Whitney Women's Athletic Shoe

Do you want a multi-functional sneaker that does wonders for heel spurs, is easy to clean and can pretty much work for any part of your day? Heel spur shoe options are limited when combining function with aesthetics. That is where the Whitney sneaker comes in.

With two simple, but staple colors, including white and black, and inconspicuous laces, you can use this shoe for walking, working out, running errands, a lunch date with friends, and more.

With four width sizes, this shoe can accommodate wider feet with plenty of room. Premium orthotic insoles, Arch Booster technology, and a cushioned sole make this another excellent choice for women dealing with heel spurs.

Orthofeet's innovative pain relief technology can improve your walking and can help you forget about your heel pain. The premium insole props the arch, holds and cushions the heel, and controls overpronation. A wide, tall and round toe box provides plenty of space for the toes to move around freely and properly. The included additional removable spacers make this shoe even more customizable for better fit, feel, and function. The inside is smooth, padded and seam free and is the ideal environment for sensitive feet. Even the stitching on the outside is for esthetics only and cannot be felt on the inside!

Shop for the Whitney women's athletic shoe today!


Shopping for Heel Spur Shoes


The best shoes for heel spurs will provide comfortable insoles, arch support, and a wide toe box for ultimate comfort and pain management. Rather than dealing with heel spurs or plantar fasciitis, you can purchase tennis shoes by Orthofeet that use technology designed for foot pain problems.

At Orthofeet, we believe that high-quality shoes can make a difference in your lifestyle, and we want you to continue your active lifestyle without hindrance. Shop our complete collection of heel spur shoes for women and find one to help manage your heel pain today!