Monday, March 5, 2012

Top 10 Best Athletic Shoes for Walking

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These a some of the best shoes to walk in and there are so many to choice from. Take a look and make sure to get yourself a new pair of walking shoes before starting a walking fitness program. You want to take good care of your feet and knees.

1. New Balance

Lightweight and durable, this WW860 shoe from New Balance is a great walking shoe. The synthetic and mesh upper is lightweight and breathable, while the non-marking Ndurance rubber outsole is durable. An ACTEVA midsole cushion keeps things comfortable.

2. Brooks

From Brooks, this shoe will put your fellow runners in a Trance. The mesh and microfiber upper remains lightweight and breathable, while Brooks DNA cushioning and Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) provide cushioning and support.

3. Ahu Rockridge

Whether hiking through the Big Sur Mountains or taking a run through Golden Gate Park, Ahnu's products are designed to keep you naturally centered, balanced, and comfortable for miles on end. Giving More As We Grow - While our passions drive us to create products, our values guide us to be responsible throughout all of our social encounters. If we can inspire a more balanced life that begins with getting outside, then we're making the connections that influenced us to start this brand.

4. Saucony Original

Saucony took the original Bullet, a 1985 track shoe with spikes and all, and made it street legal. With a super-low profile, these nylon/suede shoes with a rubber outsole maintain the original sleek silhouette.

5. Reebok

This comfortable Lifewalk DMX Max II walking shoe makes exercise more enjoyable, if not more fun. DMX Max moves air from heel to toe as you walk for unmatched comfort, while a slanted heel propels your stride forward.

6. Asics

Walk your way to a better you in the Gel-Tech Neo from ASICS. This walking shoe features a synthetic and mesh upper with dynamic decorative overlays for a profile that’s handsome even standing still. Designed to naturally compliment your own personal stride, exclusive biomorphic fit technology creates a more comfortable foot environment and reduces the potential for irritation. A reinforced toe cap ensures enhanced durability, an exclusive GEL cushioning system throughout the insole delivers smooth support and distinctive treading on the outsole delivers traction even on less than ideal surfaces.

7. Ecco

ECCO is a European shoe company founded in Denmark in 1963. Today we own and operate factories throughout Europe and Asia. We produce all the leather used in making Ecco shoes, taking measures to protect the environment at the same time. No matter what kind of shoe we are making our sole aim is to make a comfortable walking shoe.

8. Hush Puppies

Truth is, the Veracity flat is one comfortable ride. Spot-on for casual days that have you dashing from here to there, this Mary Jane sports a comfy mix of mesh, oiled leather and neoprene for a dress-and-forget-it fit. A specialized insole provides excellent climate control for busy feet, and the slim cross-strap adds smart style and a more secure feel.

9. Skechers

•Smart: The key to Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS is the curved bottom that guides you back to the body's barefoot stride
•Natural: The diagonal SmartShoe™ bottom adjusts your stride so the motion of each step naturally aligns your body's center of gravity and promotes fluid transitions as you walk, jog or run.

10. Asics

Synthetic and mesh
Rubber sole
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

By request from Extreme team member. She wanted to know what nike walking shoe is good for walking. :)


  1. I think you need to do more research on the rounded bottom shoes. Recent studies have shown that not only are they NOT more effective for fitness, they actually cause more injury.

    1. Kara, thank you for your concern. I actually own a pair and thats all I walk in and they have been the best shoes for walking. Nothing has ever hurt due to them. I will do some reading on them if you feel this strongly about it.

  2. Hey, were's Nike on this list? I'm an avid power walker and only Nike's will do for me.

    1. I will find the best one and post it for you.

  3. Hey, were is Nike on this list? I'm an avid power walker and only Nike's will do.