Best Rated Walking Shoes for 2016

The best rated walking shoes for 2016 are made from top quality materials, create maximum comfort and provide great overall value. They are designed with the needs of a fitness walker in mind.

They have been crafted with the latest technology to provide the right amount of support, cushioning and flexibility. In addition, they’ve been rated by hundreds of users on their comfort and durability.

I've created lists for both men and women so read on to find your perfect pair. This year's list included some time tested favorites that have been popular for years. In addition, there are newer styles and updated versions of styles from last year's list.


You'll find the best walking shoes for flat feet in the motion control category, the best walking shoes for high arches in the neutral category and a great variety of stability shoes for everyone else.

The Best Rated Women's Walking Shoes for 2016

Stability Shoes - Women
Recommended for normal pronators, but may also fit some women with flat feet or high arches

"New Balance WW1765v2 - Women's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best Rated Walking Shoes List is The New Balance 1765, version 2. Now this is a great looking sneaker! It looks a lot like a running shoe but I like it. It doesn't look like a clunky walking shoe. It is made with lighter materials than most sneakers but has plenty of cushioning for a comfortable feel. It's also made with durable materials to hold up well with everyday walking. And, it comes in some great color combinations!

"ASICS GEL-Foundation Walker 3 - Women's"

- The Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 3 is a great option for women who need to be on their feet all day because it provides enough cushioning for a comfortable fit, yet it also offers the stability your feet need. In addition, it is made with materials to keep your feet dry all day by wicking away sweat and moisture.

"Saucony Grid Omni Walker - Women's"

- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is a very comfortable shoe that provides good support and cushioning. Walkers love these shoes and they are great for those on their feet all day.

"New Balance WW1065 - Women's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best Rated Walking Shoes List is the New Balance 1065. A great looking style that really performs. It's made with lightweight and breathable materials. It's rated highly for comfort by women walkers.


Neutral Shoes - Women
Best walking shoes for high arches and those who underpronate/supinate

"ASICS GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 - Women's"

- The Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 is made with plenty of cushioning for a comfortable fit. It also has fabric that is designed to wick moisture and sweat away from your feet to keep them dry. It will provide good shock absorption and traction control for a nice, sturdy feel.

"New Balance WW665KM - Women's"

- One of New Balance's newer styles, the 665 provides plenty of cushioning for added comfort as well as great shock absorption.

"Saucony ProGrid Integrity ST 2 - Women's"

- The Saucony Integrity ST 2 really speaks for itself when it comes to a great walking shoe. It's made for comfort and durability and is a great athletic sneaker and is also perfect for those who need to be on their feet all day.

"Saucony Echelon LE2 - Women's"

- The Saucony Echelon LE2 provides good shock absorption, traction control and durability. So far, women are loving this sneaker and can wear it as a workout shoe or for all day use.

"Ryka Devotion - Women's"

I love the Ryka Devotion. There are great color choices and a great price, too. This is a great fitness walking shoe because it will support your natural stride, yet keep your feet dry and comfortable.

"New Balance W840v3 - Women's"

- New!The New Balance 840 is  a new addition to this list in 2016 and received high marks for being comfortable, light and airy. One walker described them as the most comfortable walking shoes she has ever purchased! What is great about New Balance is that they put a lot of their technology that is usually saved for running shoes into their walking shoes as well. So you're going to get lightweight materials, durability, breathability and comfort. Everything you need in a great shoe.

"New Balance WW877 - Women's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best Rated Walking Shoes List is the New Balance 877. This style is rated very high for comfort and cuteness. A nice blend of colors but it also has all the support and comfort you need.


Motion Control Shoes  - Women
Best walking shoes for flat feet and overpronators

"Brooks Addiction Walker '09 - Women's"

- The Brooks Addiction Walker has been a great choice for a few years now.  It has so many positive reviews and women rate it highly for comfort, shock absorption and arch support.

"New Balance WW928VW - Women's"

- The New Balance 928 is an outstanding choice for women looking for a solid motion control shoe. It comes with laces or velcro for those who have arthritic hands. It has good cushioning and is

"New Balance WW812BK - Women's"

- The New Balance 812 is a great choice that combines cushioning, comfort, arch support and pronation control into one fantastic walking shoe.


The Best Rated Walking Shoes for 2016 - Men's Styles

Stability - Men
Recommended for men with normal foot types, also appropriate for some with high arches or flat feet and some overpronators

"Saucony Grid Omni Walker - Men's"

- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is a great choice for men looking for a lightweight, comfortable walking shoe.

"ASICS GEL-Foundation Walker 3 - Men's"

-The Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 3 is made from both leather and synthetic mesh, it will help keep moisture away from your feet and keep them dry. It provides great stability and shock absorption for a great fit all day long.


Neutral - Men
Best walking shoes for men with high arches and supinators/under pronators)

"ASICS GEL-Quickwalk 2 SL - Men's"

- The Asics GEL-Quickwalk 2SL has plenty of cushioning, which is perfect for a neutral walker.  Since it is made from leather, it will tend to get a bit hot so if your feet tend to get wet and sweaty, look for a shoe with a mesh upper-portion to allow in more air to dry your feet.

"New Balance MW759BR - Men's"

- The New Balance 759 is a great walking shoe that is made with durable and rugged materials for light hiking, too.

"New Balance MW659 - Men's"

- The New Balance 659 is a great looking, rugged sneaker that is comfortable and durable.

"ASICS GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 - Men's"

- The Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 has a bunion window so it's perfect for men with bunions. It provides a lot of cushioning but it is also lightweight. It's also made from materials that will wick sweat and moisture away from your feet.

"New Balance M840v3 - Men's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best  Rated Walking Shoes List is the all-new New Balance 840, version 3. It provides great shock absorbency, cushioning and comfort. It's lightweight and breathable as well. It's also a great choice for those who need to insert a custom orthotic.

"New Balance MW877 - Men's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best  Rated Walking Shoes List is the New Balance 877. A comfortable sneaker that is also medicare-approved. It is made from suede and mesh as well as a durable rubber sole.

"New Balance MX623v3 - Men's"

- New! New to the 2016 Best  Rated Walking Shoes List is the New Balance 623 version 3. A great looking shoe that provides padding to create a comfortable walk. It's a new style but already receiving high marks for comfort.


Motion Control - Men
Best walking shoes for flat feet and some overpronators

"New Balance MW847v2 - Men's"

- New! One of New Balance's updated models, the 847, version 2, is quickly proving to be a great walking shoe. It is medicare-approved and made with all of New Balance's high performance materials, such as ABZORB® for extra cushioning and Lightning Dry® to keep moisture away.

"Brooks Addiction Walker - Men's"

- The Brooks Addiction Walker is one of the best rated walking shoes for men. It provides top of the line comfort and stability.

"New Balance MW812WT - Men's"

- The New Balance 812 is an updated model of the popular 811. It rates highly among men for comfort, arch support and durability.

"New Balance MW928BK - Men's"

- The New Balance 928 really speaks for itself, just take a look at the hundreds of positive reviews! It rates highly for comfort, arch support and durability.


This list of best rated walking shoes fit the needs of fitness walkers. They are also well-known name brands that use quality materials. And most of them can be purchased for less than $100. It may be tempting to purchase a discount shoe, but if they are made from inferior materials they can wear out quickly which could in turn cause blisters or other skin injuries to your feet.

It’s important to remember that the best walking shoes for your feet are the ones that fit best and are the most comfortable. This means that you don’t have to be bound to this list of best rated walking shoes. If you find a well-made shoe that fits perfectly but isn’t on this list – buy it!

Take some time to visit an athletic footwear professional at a great fitness shoe store. They are more than happy to discuss and analyze your needs as well as the shape and design of your feet.

An analysis of your feet will identify which type of shoe you need. For example, those with high arches often need a neutral shoe. Those with flat feet typically need a motion control shoe and those with a normal arch can wear a shoe with some stability.

So you see, choosing the right shoe involves more than finding a good color and a great price. It even goes farther than selecting a shoe from this list of best rated walking shoes for 2016. You should know what foot type you have and select shoes specifically designed for your feet.

Make your purchase from a store that has a good exchange policy. Although your shoes should feel comfortable when you try them on, they may become uncomfortable within a few days of using them under your normal walking conditions. A reputable athletic store will allow you to bring them back and exchange them for another pair.

Here are some helpful tips to help you find the most comfortable walking shoes. Taking the time to find the best rated walking shoes that fit your needs and the shape and biomechanics of your feet is well worth the extra effort. Your feet will feel great and you’ll be able to walk longer because of it. And that will make you feel great too!

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