Quote from cheerfuldoer
..........my doctor gave me the exact same advice when I was suffering with PF. I also had custom foot pads made to insert in my shoes that tie...I was told I'd get better support if I wore shoes that tied because it would give me added support when working on my feet for hours at a time. My feet feel great now!
I'm so glad to find someone else who has tried this commonsense advice and found it helpful. Sometimes, when I have advised people to try it, they look at me as if I am letting them down. They wanted some expensive, high-tech solution ... and I tell them to "rotate their shoes!"
I also used good custom-made orthotics about 15 years ago when my PF first got bad. They were hard to get used to, but worked great. By the time they wore out, I didn't need to replace them. My PF started getting worse again about 5 years ago. A different podiatrist gave me cortisone shots in each heel (which didn't hurt nearly as much as it sounds) and that also worked great.
I'm not on my feet much anymore ... but rotating the shoes is all I need now.
Good luck, everybody. I know how painful PF can be -- and it's a lot more painful than most people think it is.