The Right Shoe

Main Features and Suggestion buying a pair of Power Walking shoes

 

 

Everyone's foot is different and people have different walking styles. But there are a few basics for selecting walking shoes:

This is a moderate-impact aerobic activity, so you know the first thing you have to do is get yourself some good shoes. Prevent sore, achy feet by wearing walking shoes that are light, roomy, and flexible. When you bend the shoe, it should yield easily at the ball of the foot.

Shock Absorption

 

Look for a low, supportive heel that rounds (or bevels) in. A thick heel or one that flairs out will cause your foot to slap down rather than roll. This slows down forward momentum and increases the occurrence of sore shins

A walker's foot hits heel first and then rolls gradually from heel-to-toe. So, you will need a flexible sole and more bend in the toe than a runner. You should be able to twist and bend the toe area

The most important thing of course is a shoe that fits properly. Be sure your foot has enough room in the toe box. There should be a thumbnails width (or about a half inch) between your toes and the end of the shoe. The shoe should be wide enough in the toe that your toes can move freely. Your heel should not slip, and the shoe should not pinch or bind, especially across the arch or ball of your foot.

Weight 165Gr 5.82Oz

 

Next, look for a shoe that is light weight and breathable. The last thing you want is the clunky heavy leather walking shoe.

Keep track of how many miles you have put on your shoes, and replace them every 300 to 500 miles.  To extend the life of your shoes be sure to only wear them only for your walks. Also rotating two pair of shoes will give them time to "bounce back" between walks.