Posted on February 19 2016
Every day it seems there is another study released confirming how awful sedentary lifestyles are. It’s healthy to strive to become more active, but you don’t need to purchase a lot of expensive equipment or start training for an Iron Man. A simple pair of walking shoes are all you need.
Daily walks are a great way to get you outdoors and increase your heartrate. According to the Mayo Clinic, walking regularly can help you:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Strengthen your bones and muscles
- Improve your mood
- Improve your balance and coordination
If you decide to take up walking as a hobby, then you need the right gear. Along with comfortable clothes and reflective gear if you plan on walking when it’s dark, it’s vital to have the proper type of walking shoes.
Available Walking Shoes for Any Time and Anyone
Best Walking Shoes for Women
Easy Spirit Women's 'Romy' Walking Shoe: The brand Easy Spirit is known for its outstanding comfort. This particular shoe was designed to include a sock liner for superior shock absorption and cushioning for every step.
Skechers Women's 'Go Walk 3 - Balance' Sneaker: While many sneakers are made with running in mind, Skechers created this shoe for those who prefer a slower pace. With their patented GOga Mat technology and high-rebound cushioning, you'll enjoy comfort even on the longest jaunts around the park.
Merrell Women's 'Allout Blaze Sieve' Sneaker: If your walking adventures are more likely to take place on a trail rather than around your neighborhood, then Merrell is the right brand for you. This shoe provides excellent support, but is also waterproof and has cutouts to allow air to flow freely to keep your feet dry.
Best Walking Shoes for Men
Rockport Men's 'Pro Walker' Sneaker: Also known as comfort shoes, these Rockports are perfect for people who are just starting to take up daily walking. The soft padding on the interior of the shoe is so comfortable that the wearer could walk around all day and still feel as if he could keep going.
New Balance Men's 'MX847BK2' Walking Shoe: You won’t have to worry about slipping in this shoe as its thick rubber outsole is perfect for any type of walking condition and has great traction. Additionally, this shoe features an ortholite tongue, heel, and collar foam for that ideal fit.
Skechers Men's 'Go Walk 3 - Reaction' Sneaker: Just as the Women’s Go Walk 3 was created to be the ideal walking shoe, the men’s version is no different. The memory foam footbed and low ankle height means the walker will experience maximum comfort throughout his exercise routine.
Visit SRI Shoe Warehouse to Find the Perfect Walking Shoe For You
No amount of browsing online will tell you how a particular shoe will fit your unique foot. For help with sizing, visit one of our SRI Shoe Warehouse Locations to get fitted today. We guarantee you’ll leave our store with your ideal walking shoe in the perfect size for you.