Best Rated Walking Shoes for 2015

The best rated walking shoes for 2015 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 2015

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

New Balance WW1765 - Women's - Shoes - Grey

- The New Balance 1765 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 - Shoes - White

 - New! New to the 2015 Best Rated Walking Shoes List is the Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 3.  This 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 - Shoes - White

- 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.

Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 - Women's - Shoes - White

 - New! New to the 2015 Best Rated Walking Shoes List is the Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4. 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.


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

New Balance WW665KM - Women's - Shoes - Pink

- 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 - Shoes - White

- 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.

New Balance WW659 - Women's - Shoes - Grey

- Designed for an active walker, the New Balance 659 is both lightweight and supportive. It's built to be a bit more rugged and is very durable.

New Balance WW1745 - Women's - Shoes - Black

- New! New to the 2015 Best  Rated Shoes for Women List for is the New Balance 1745. I love the color combinations for this style! A nice break from the traditional all-white sneaker. This style is very light weight yet comfortable, making it a perfect choice for women who do a lot of fitness walking.

Saucony Echelon LE2 - Women's - Shoes - White

- 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 - Shoes - Black

- New! New to the Best Rated Walking Shoes List is the Ryka Devotion. I love these shoes - 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.

Ryka Dash - Women's - Shoes - White

- New!The Ryka Dash is also a new addition in 2015 and received high marks for being comfortable, light and airy. And for such a low price, this shoe is a great bargain. It offers all of the features of a good neutral walking shoe - shock absorption, flexibility and breathability to keep your feet dry.


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

New Balance WW847WB - Women's - Shoes - White

- The New Balance 847 is an all-around great walking shoe. Women rate it highly for comfort, arch support, breathability and durability.

New Balance WW978GT - Women's - Shoes - Brown

- The New Balance 978 is a great choice for women who like to walk on a variety of terrains and even do some light hiking. This style provides good motion control and traction control to help prevent slipping when you go off-road.  It's also feels lightweight and is comfortable, too.

Brooks Addiction Walker '09 - Women's - Shoes - White

- 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 - Shoes - White

- 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 WW812VW - Women's - Shoes - White

- 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 2015 - 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 - Shoes - Black

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

New Balance MW1765 - Men's - Shoes - Grey

- The New Balance 1765 is made with more lightweight materials than traditional New Balance shoes, but is also comfortable and durable.

Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 3 - Men's - Shoes - Black

- New! New to the Best Rated Walking Shoe list for 2015 is the Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 3. 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 - Shoes - White

- New! New to the Best Rated Walking Shoe list for 2015 is the Asics GEL-Quickwalk 2SL.  It 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 - Shoes - Brown

- 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 - Shoes - Grey

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

Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 - Men's - Shoes - White

- New! 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.


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

New Balance MW847WN - Men's - Shoes - White

- One of New Balance's updated models, the 847 is quickly proving to be a great walking shoe. It provides great motion control is rated highly for comfort, cushioning and breathability.

Brooks Addiction Walker - Men's - Shoes - Black

- 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 - Shoes - White

- 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 MW928BR - Men's - Shoes - Brown

- 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 2015. 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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