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April 24, 2018

Best Walking Shoes for Women, Our Take


The walking shoe is generally designed for prolonged wearings, and in reality is used for many activities. Characteristics that set the shoe apart from others, and what many buyers look for, are shock absorption qualities, and upper levels of comfort while in motion and while in standing positions. Long term durability is also crucial, while minimizing foot pressure.

One quality commonly overlooked is the shoes ability to exit moisture and foot odor. Antibacterial treatments are becoming commonplace and the consumer is encouraged to verify all important qualities prior to committing to a purchase and wearing.

Other important qualities, particular to the consumer are:

  • Whether the compartment/base will accept a cushioning insert

  • The quality of a continuous midsole, insole, and the outsole along with its expected durability. Also the arch through different positions as it accommodates the foot.

  • The match of shoe to purpose - for example, the kind of surface(s) it will be worn on and any weather conditions, both temperature and moisture.

  • Safety reflectors if wearing near traffic.

  • Integrated rollbars, and gelpads.

Our ranked pairs, please note, may not have all the stated characteristics. Quality pairs too are generally found in the higher price range:
    1. Rockport, Women's Beech Tree
    2. Clarks, Monique
    3. Merrell Encore Breeze2
    4. Apis, 9301
    5. Mephisto Rush, Nubuck
      (quite pricey)

Styles for Womens Walking include:
Like with other shoe types, the modern walker continues to morph into a broadening range of selections from a combination that originates from various styles; such as with the Sneaker Mule, and other models.

Though the wearer can normally make a selection based upon weather, and also indoors/outdoors (including tread design) and by purpose, even the level of comfort while walking.


Brands for Womens Walking footwear include:
Apis, Hush Puppies, Clarkes, Rockport, Avia, Easy Spirit, Propet, Merrell, Dr. Scholls, Ryka, Ecco, Mephisto & Cole Haan




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