Top Ten Picks for the Best Walking Shoes
One trend we have been hearing a lot about from our customers and seeing now that the weather has turned a little warmer is walking. Everyone is out walking right now both for exercise and to get out of the house. Walking is great exercise, works well with social distancing, and is an easy exercise to work into the day. Here are our top picks for walking shoes for comfort and walking wellness.
Our Top 10 Favorite Walking Shoes
Of course, we are biased, but we believe proper walking shoes are crucial. When you don’t have the proper footwear, a short walk can become painful quickly or worse, prolonged wear can lead to injury. That’s why it’s important to make sure your feet are properly supported, and your shoes provide the right fit.
New Balance 928
Our best selling walking shoes for both men and women, the New Balance® 928v3 features motion control, ROLLBAR stability technologies, and ABZORB cushioning for long wear comfort. The smooth leather or supple suede upper, padded tongue, and seamless fabric Phantom Liner, treated for a healthy foot environment, all work to surround and support your foot for long hours at a time. Available in wide widths up to a men’s 6E!
Enjoy the outdoors rain or shine, in the women’s Dansko® Paisley, featuring a waterproof 3M Scotchgard™ treated leather upper. The removable EVA footbed accommodates a custom orthotic while the durable Vibram® rubber outsole absorbs shock and delivers maximum traction and stability on varied terrain. These walking shoes also provide recommended support for plantar fasciitis. Available in medium and wide widths in a variety of neutrals this walking shoe stands up to wet conditions with unmatched durability.
Hit the road at your own Pace with Dansko’s newest walking shoe. Engineered for comfort and performance, the Pace features a comfortable and supportive footbed with the Dansko Natural Arch Plus technology, a shock-absorbing heel cushion, and a propel forepart to give you everything you need throughout your walk. Textile linings are treated with Aegis Microbe Shield for odor control, while mesh uppers are treated with 3M Scotchgard™ protector for stain resistance. The Pace also features a lightweight cushioned EVA midsole and a lightweight rubber outsole for long-lasting wear.
Brooks Addiction Walker
The Brooks® Addiction Walker 2 for men and women has a new roomier fit with an updated leather upper that provides maximum support for low arches and control for overpronation. This shoe features all the technical bells and whistles you expect from Brooks like an Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB®), BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and removable insole. This modern walking shoe is ideal for both long and casual walks and will keep you feeling great whenever and wherever your day takes you!
Merrell Moab 2 collection
If you are looking for a high-performance boot with stability and traction that will hold up, look no further than Merrell’s Moab 2. This mother-of-all-boots is a waterproof hiker designed for support with Vibram traction and out-of-the-box comfort. Merrell air cushioning in the heel absorbs impacting shock and helps stabilize the foot. Also available in a vented version, for men and women.
New Balance 847
This shoe is built for stability and heel support. The New Balance 847v4 walking shoe for men and women features a TRUFUSE midsole, ROLLBAR stability post, and TPU heel insert offers added structure for enhanced support where you need it most, complementing your natural movement. These features add strength, cushion, and comfort giving you greater control over rear foot movement, and with rugged construction, these shoes handle outdoor conditions well. Available in wides.
Clarks Wave 2.0
This offering from Clarks combines luxury with utility in the Wave 2.0. A superiorly crafted, sporty everyday shoe, WaveWalk motion control technology rocker outsole aids your natural walking movement and helps propel you further, for longer. For added comfort throughout your walk, Clarks has developed a contoured comfort footbed, finished with premium leather and sustainable textiles for a show that looks great and performs just as well.
Keen Terradora II for women
Designed for women, this lightweight waterproof hiker doubles as an everyday wearable. The cushioned ankle panel gives you a glove-like fit while also delivering you flexible freedom and all-day comfort. Available in low and mid heights.
Keen Targhee collection
The Keen Targhee features directional lugs for traction on outdoor terrain, torsional control so you won’t twist an ankle, and waterproofing to keep your feet and socks comfortable and dry. We carry both the mid and low heights, for men and women.
Alegria TRAQ collection
The Allegra TRAQ is a walking shoe built for distance. This trekker has the Alegria removable footbed and enhanced shock absorption, arch support and balanced weight distribution to protect your feet and joints on concrete or unforgiving terrain. TRAQs help you track your distance and fitness goals with the Q-chip, which seamlessly and in real time sends your step count to your TRAQ smartphone app, helping you reach your goals.
Not sure which shoe style is right for your feet? Our trained footwear consultants can help you identify any problems you may be having, and recommend a brand, style and any add-ons to maximize your foot comfort and health. Contact Peterson Shoes at (763) 421-3433, schedule an evaluation, or visit our Twin Cities shoe store to find your perfect walking shoe for spring.
Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in orthotic shoe inserts, shoes for plantar fasciitis and shoes for tendinitis.
We’re now open for in-store shopping at our Anoka shoe store. In addition, we continue to offer free curbside pickup of our women’s and men’s shoes, as well as socks, clothing, jewelry and accessories. Call (763) 421-3433 to place an order.