The Best Work Boots For Plantar Fasciitis

Timberland PRO Men's Hyperion Waterproof XL ST Work Boot LARGE

Just waking and walking in the morning are painful if you've got plantar fasciitis. If you're spending your day at work on a construction site, work project or outside, your foot nightmare has gotten even worse. Luckily, there are a number of boots that can help relieve and ease the painful pain of heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Finding the best work boots for plantar fasciitis isn’t an easy task so I’ve put together a list of work boot reviews for you to browse. It's so important to find the right pair for your lifestyle and your condition. I know that just getting out of bed with plantar fasciitis in the morning is painful and and want to make sure that your workday is much easier on your legs and feet. When you find the right shoes for plantar fasciitis, your days will immediately improve.

What Are The Best Work Boots For Plantar Fasciitis?

1. Timberland PRO Men's Hyperion Waterproof XL ST Work Boot

Timberland PRO Men's Hyperion Waterproof XL ST Work Boot

Timberland, the brand name that is synonymous with rugged quality offers an exceptional work boot in the PRO Hyperion. This is a work boot that is armed with every tool to keep you comfortable and safe on the jobsite.

The alloy safety toe offers a roomy fit for your toes while not cutting any corners on its safety and the premium leather with waterproof membrane will keep your feet dry even at the wettest of workplaces. 

2. Wolverine Men's W02421 Raider Boot

Wolverine Mens W02421 Raider Boot

If you find yourself crouching, kneeling and bending over, this is the pair for you. The Wolverine Raiders are the one pair of work boots that you won’t spend the whole day wishing you could take off at quitting time. Heck, with their stylish design, this is a pair you can just dust them off after your shower and wear them right out to dinner, I promise, your wife will agree!

Just like the Timberland’s, the Raiders also boast advanced shock absorbing capabilities which will lessen your lower leg and foot fatigue. The Wolverine Raiders are also really comfortable and breathable and feature removable insoles for those of you who can’t work without your orthotic insert. These work boots are tough enough for the most demanding job-site, but stylish enough for a lounge.

3. Thorogood Men's Heritage 8-Inch Safety Toe Work Boot

Thorogood Men's Heritage 8 Inch Safety Toe Work Boot

Made in the United States of America by one of the most trusted names in footwear, Thorogood, is a pair of work boots that many American workers swear by. Featuring all the tough luxuries one would expect in a quality pair of boots (removable insoles, cotton lining, highly rated toe protection, etc.), this is yet another pair that is at home at a construction sight, but not out of place at a bar with a nicely iron pair of jeans.

If you find yourself outdoors, at work in a colder state this is the pair for you as they will keep your feet warm even after the temperature dips below freezing. These boots also come highly regarded for the fact that they often require no “breaking in time.” Get yourself a pair today!

4. Danner Men's Quarry USA 8-Inch Alloy Toe Work Boot

Danner Men's Quarry USA 8-Inch Alloy Toe Work Boot

The Men’s Quarry work boots by Danner are serious about getting the job done in comfort and security. The Quarry series are a footwear investment that will be paying off for a long time as the liner collar comes triple-stitched to prolong their durability and reduce wear and tear over time. This pair comes with a highly rated alloy toe, soles that will protect you from electric shocks, and are also proudly made and assembled in the USA. 

The designers at Danner often receive praise for their boots, and their Quarry series is nothing short of a work of art. If you’re on your feet all day and suffer from heel pain, you will appreciate the safety, comfort and security offered by Danner, one stitch at a time. Sturdy and flexible, these are tied for being the best boots for plantar fasciitis.

5. Chippewa Men's 29416 8" Waterproof Insulated Work Boot

Chippewa Mens 29416 8 Waterproof Insulated Work Boot

Chippewa, one of the most trusted names in the boot business, offers this exceptional pair that boasts superior waterproof leather on the outside and Ruby Dri-Lex lining on the inside. Whether you’re pipefitting or walking through wet pipes at work, you can count on your socks being as dry as they were when you put them on at quitting time.

The thick treads on the rubber outsole will help you stay steady and navigate even the roughest of terrain outside even if you’re suffering from heel pain. These are definitely the best hiking boots for plantar fasciitis and will keep you dry and comfortable even while wading through rivers. Get outdoors and get yourself a pair of American made Chippewa’s today! Hiking with plantar fasciitis doesn't have to be painful!


One of the most important things to consider when shopping for workbooks to ease your foot and heel pain is finding a pair with exceptions heel support. The key to good heel support is a pair with deep heel cups. Deep molded heel cups will keep your heels supported and comfortable even if you experience a wide range of motions during your workday over a wide variety of surfaces (lumber, sand, rocks etc.).

The second thing that you need to keep in mind on your search for the best work boots for plantar fasciitis is finding a pair that is really flexible. You need a pair that is able to flex and bend with your foot as you perform different movements. Wearing a stiff work boot while you suffer from heel spurs or plantar fasciitis will negatively stress and impact the bottom of your feet and could lead to your pain getting even worse. Once you've found your work boots, be sure to find the right compression socks to help further ease your pain!

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Paul Curran

An avid, artist, writer and fitness junkie, Paul hails from the Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been running since the second grade and has now runs Half-Marathons. When he isn't running, you can find Paul tending his Bonsai trees on his patio.