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Best Walking Shoes

By Perry Hua

You’re probably quick to assume that picking out walking shoes will be a breeze. However, there are a few things to consider when picking out a pair. Understanding the different parts of the shoe, knowing the sole, awareness of your foot type, and finding the right fit are the most important aspects to keep in mind. If you haven’t yet, read through our short guide on how to choose walking shoes here. We’ve also included a nifty infographic below on tips for picking walking shoes. But if you already have a good idea of what you want, you can continue ahead to find out our recommendations on the best walking shoes out now. There’s bound to be something that will catch your eye.

Tips for Picking Walking Shoes

How to Choose Walking Shoes - Infographic - Athlete Audit

Best Walking Shoes for Women of 2017-2018

Brooks Addiction Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Keen Presidio

Best Walking Shoes

Merrell Encore Q2 Breeze

Best Walking Shoes

New Balance 577

Best Walking Shoes

Propet Washable Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Ryka Sky Walk

Best Walking Shoes

Saucony ProGrid Integrity ST2

Best Walking Shoes

Skechers Go Walk 4 – Pursuit

Best Walking Shoes

Vionic Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Brooks Addiction Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Adaptive cushioning with heel and forefoot shock absorption, amazing arch support, and a slip-resistant outsole make the Brooks Addiction Walker a real winner.

Keen Presidio

Best Walking Shoes

The Keen Presidio features a moisture wicking upper with odor control, comfort, versatility, and style to boot. You’ll love how well these shoes adapt to the natural curves of your foot.

Merrell Encore Q2 Breeze

Best Walking Shoes

As the name implies, the Merrell Encore Q2 Breeze is a breathable shoe featuring a mesh lining. A comfortable slip-on design, removable insoles for appropriate arch support, and a dual-density midsole that helps with alignment also come included, which is not a bad deal at all.

New Balance 577

Best Walking Shoes

The New Balance 577 is a durable and versatile walker with great heel cushioning, a stable midsole, and comfort features such as a foam-padded collar and tongue for combating foot fatigue and joint pain.

Propet Washable Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Afraid of getting your shoes dirty? Not to worry with the Propet Washable Walker, which are comfortable, lightweight shoes for everyday wear that are fully machine-washable.

Ryka Sky Walk

Best Walking Shoes

A fitness-inspired walking shoe, the Ryka Sky Walk is a low-profile, lightweight shoe with a breathable and supportive upper, memory foam footbed, and even a TPU midfoot shank.

Saucony ProGrid Integrity ST2

Best Walking Shoes

There are three main concerns most people look for in walking shoes: durability, comfort, and cushioning. Thankfully, the Saucony ProGrid Integrity ST2 provides all of that in strides.

Skechers Go Walk 4 – Pursuit

Best Walking Shoes

The Skechers Go Walk 4 features responsive midsole cushioning, a breathable mesh upper, and a comfortable slip-on design. How much more stylish can you get walking?

Vionic Walker

Best Walking Shoes

The Vionic Walker is an amazing shoe biomechanically engineered for everyday use, with stellar highlights such as a podiatrist-designed orthotic for motion control, a 1/2″ raised midsole for natural motion, and a deep heel cup for realigning your walking.

Best Walking Shoes for Men of 2017-2018

Brooks Addiction Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Keen Austin

Best Walking Shoes

Merrell Jungle Moc

Best Walking Shoes

New Balance 577

Best Walking Shoes

Propet Wash N Wear II

Best Walking Shoes

Rockport M7100 Prowalker

Best Walking Shoes

Rockport World Tour Classic

Best Walking Shoes

Saucony Omni Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Skechers Go Walk 4 – Incredible

Best Walking Shoes

Brooks Addiction Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Adaptive cushioning with heel and forefoot shock absorption, amazing arch support, and a slip-resistant outsole make the Brooks Addiction Walker a real winner.

Keen Austin

Best Walking Shoes

Built for city-dwellers who love exploring, the Keen Austin are weather-resistant, supportive, comfortable, and not to mention downright stylish. These guys are also surprisingly durable with many features that protect your toes and heels from bumps and abrasion.

Merrell Jungle Moc

Best Walking Shoes

The Merrell Jungle Mocs are a testament to the fact that you can have a shoe that fits right in whether you’re in the city or outdoors. A multi-purpose outsole, water-resistant upper, and even a nylon arch shank are some of this shoe’s many wonders.

New Balance 577

Best Walking Shoes

The New Balance 577 is a durable and versatile walker with great heel cushioning, a stable midsole, and comfort features such as a foam-padded collar and tongue for combating foot fatigue and joint pain.

Propet Wash N Wear II

Best Walking Shoes

Propet’s classic has been updated with the Wash N Wear II, which is fully machine washable with a stretch neoprene collar, removable footbed, and EVA midsole for arch support. We are also complete suckers for slip-ons, life doesn’t get any easier than that!

Rockport M7100 Prowalker

Best Walking Shoes

With a name like the Rockport M7100 Prowalker, you’d assume these shoes are excellent for walking. And of course, you’d be right. A wide base for stability, padded tongue and collar, and an easy-to-clean leather upper are just a few of its strengths.

Rockport World Tour Classic

Best Walking Shoes

For those looking for a more classic style, the Rockport World Tour Classic is sure to fit the bill with its oxford aesthetics. Featuring a wide base for stability, padded tongue and collar, and an easy-to-clean leather upper just like the M7100, these shoes can even be rocked in formal events.

Saucony Omni Walker

Best Walking Shoes

Built for stability for those who excessively pronate, the Saucony Omni Walker are an extremely comfortable shoe featuring excellent cushioning, flexibility, and support.

Skechers Go Walk 4 – Incredible

Best Walking Shoes

Again with slip-ons, we couldn’t resist. The Skechers Go Walk 4 are as comfortable as they are stylish. Responsive midsole cushioning, breathable mesh upper, and odor fighting footbed are what we like best about these shoes.

Best Walking Shoe Brands

ABEO

Best Walking Shoes

Brooks

Best Walking Shoes

Keen

Best Walking Shoes

Merrell

Best Walking Shoes

New Balance

Best Walking Shoes

Propet

Best Walking Shoes

Rockport

Best Walking Shoes

Ryka

Best Walking Shoes

Saucony

Best Walking Shoes

Skechers

Best Walking Shoes

Spira

Best Walking Shoes

Vionic

Best Walking Shoes


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