Tag Archives: walking shoes

HOW DO I PICK ATHLETIC SHOES?

Gym shoes, sport shoes, sneakers — whatever you call them, proper-fitting athletic shoes can enhance performance and prevent injuries. Follow these fitting tips from foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons when purchasing your next pair. Purchase shoes from a specialty store, if possible. The staff will provide valuable input on the type of shoe needed for your sport […]

HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT SHOES?

Shoes serve many functions. They protect our feet. They cushion our body weight. They can make our feet feel comfortable or fashionable — hopefully both! Finding the proper shoes and making sure they fit are important for keeping your feet and your body happy. Poorly fitting shoes can be painful and cause foot problems like bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, plantar […]

Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving

Walking shoes have some features other shoes don’t. Here’s what to look for and how to get the best fit.By Mayo Clinic Staff Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. A walking shoe should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption. […]

How to Buy Your Next Pair of Walking Shoes

Undoubtedly, the most important piece of equipment you’ll need for walking is a pair of walking shoes. It’s important that you find a pair specifically designed for walking rather than strapping on some running shoes or leisure sneakers. Sure, it’s an added expense, but it’s one that will pay off by ensuring greater comfort and […]

Running Shoes vs. Walking Shoes

A running shoe has different characteristics from a walking shoe. Runners should not run in walking shoes, as most of them are too stiff and don’t flex the way runners need them to flex. That means many walking shoes aren’t good for fitness walking, either. Instead, fitness walkers can usually find a running shoe that meets their […]