best mens walking shoes for 2014

The best mens walking shoes for 2014 include some time honored favorites as well as some new additions to the list. The sneakers that made the list are Asics, New Balance, Saucony, and Brooks. You'll find recommendations for those with flat feet, high arches and more.

Before you take a look at the list of best walking shoes for men below, take a moment to think about your foot type. What type of arches do you have? Do you tend to overpronate or underpronate? I've divided the list of shoes into categories based on what foot type they are designed for - neutral, stability or motion control, to ensure you find the sneaker that will fit your feet the best.

Knowing whether you need a neutral, stability or motion control shoe will save your feet from pain, injuries and joint pain. Take a quick minute to look at this article about the best walking shoes which will walk you through the process of determining what type of shoe you need to wear. It will help you narrow down your options and maximize your comfort.

These shoes made the best rated mens walking shoes list because of the following characteristics: comfort, support, flexibility, motion control and price. These are all features that make up a good walking shoe.

There are a lot of great recommendations here. You'll find picks for the best walking shoes for flat feet. You'll also find the best walking shoes for high arches, too.

And finally, purchase your shoes from a store that has a good return or exchange policy. The shoes may feel comfortable in the store, but it is very possible to develop pains after wearing them for a few days. Find a store that will let you bring them back and at least exchange them.

Best Walking Shoes for Men

Neutral
(Best walking shoes for high arches and supinators/under pronators)

Asics GEL-Quickwalk SL - Men's - Shoes - White

- A great choice for someone looking for a neutral shoe. Asics is a great brand offering comfort and durability.

New Balance MW759BR - Men's - Shoes - Brown

- This is a great option for someone who enjoys hiking or walking on trails. It provides great traction to prevent slipping and offers all of the top notch technology that New Balance has to offer, such as an enhanced midsole and outsole. This shoe is built for comfort and durability.

New Balance MW659 - Men's - Shoes - Grey

- New!This is a great option for a casual walker who walks on a variety of terrains. It provides great arch support and shock absorption for a comfortable walk no matter where you are.


Stability
(recommended for normal foot types, also appropriate for some with high arches or flat feet and some overpronators)

Saucony Grid Omni Walker - Men's - Shoes - Black

- An extremely comfortable shoe that provides good stability and support. It is recommended for those with diabetes as well as those with Plantar Fasciitis. It provides good shock absorbency and cushioning, making them comfortable enough to wear all day long.

New Balance MW1765 - Men's - Shoes - Grey

- New! New to the Best Mens Walking Shoe list for 2014 is the New Balance 1765. Made with a lighter insole but enough cushioning to feel comfortable and supportive. This is a very comfortable and stylish option.

Asics GEL-Foundation Walker 2 - Men's - Shoes - White

- Asics' newest update on this version of sneaker. This is a lighweight shoe with plenty of cushioning and received high marks for comfort. It provides good support and the heel-collar is made from memory foam, which helps the shoe mold to your foot and prevent your heel from slipping out.


Motion Control
(Best walking shoes for flat feet and some overpronators)

New Balance MW847WN - Men's - Shoes - White

- New! New to the Best Men's Walking Shoes List for 2014 is the New Balance 847. This shoe has added stability to give you great pronation control. This shoe has a great combination of materials to create a lightweight shoe that is breathable and will help keep your feet dry.

Brooks Addiction Walker - Men's - Shoes - Black

- This is one of the most comfortable mens walking shoes available. Although it's not the most attractive, if you need a comfortable shoe, perhaps one that you can wear all day, then you should consider the Brooks Addiction Walker. It provides great shock absorption and is made with an extended diagonal rollbar that provides great stability. Keep this shoe in mind if your top priority is comfort.

New Balance MW978GT - Men's - Shoes - Brown

- Such a great looking shoe and perfect for someone who likes to hike. It offers waterproof GORE-TEX® material and great traction which allows you to walk on any surface. This shoe scored high marks for comfort.

Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 2 - Men's - Shoes - White

- This shoe has great cushioning, shock absorbency and pronation control. It also has a medial bunion window which makes it a perfect choice for a man with bunions. It has a tremendous amount of positive reviews by walkers.

New Balance MW812WT - Men's - Shoes - White

- This is the updated version of one of New Balance's customer-favorite, the 811. It offers great support and stability. Walkers report that it is comfortable, lightweight and durable.

New Balance MW928BR - Men's - Shoes - Brown

- This is an update to the popular New Balance 926 and 927 styles and a great addition to the best mens walking shoes list. This sneaker offers high quality materials and the state of the art technology that New Balance has to offer in a walking shoe, including superior motion control and top notch comfort and durability. One walker called it the "best walking shoe ever."


This list of best men's walking shoes will help you find the perfect pair for your feet. You don’t need to limit yourself to these recommendations, though.


If you find another pair that feels better and gives your feet the support, cushioning and flexibility they need, choose them instead. Remember, the best mens walking shoes are the ones that fit your feet best.

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