Best narrow walking shoes for 2017

Looking for narrow walking shoes? I wear an AA myself and I know how limited the selection can get.

Brooks, New Balance and Saucony are great brands that come in AA widths and are great athletic sneakers made from high-quality, durable materials that are comfortable and provide plenty of cushioning, support and shock absorption.

Before you can pick the best pair for your feet, you’ll need to know your foot type. Shoes vary in their cushioning and flexibility and are made for different foot types.

Knowing your type will help you find the perfect pair of narrow walking shoes that meet the needs of your feet. If you don’t know your foot type, have a look at this article on the best walking shoes. It will help you quickly determine your foot type and you’ll also get recommendations on which type of shoe you should wear.

I do recommend trying on a few different styles and brands to find out which is the best fit for your feet. A sporting goods store will have the best selection and I recommend starting there first.

A well-trained staff member will be able to discuss your needs with you and make suggestions on which brands and styles would be best for your needs.

Look for a store with a good return policy that will allow you to wear your shoes for a time and return them if they don’t fit right. A pair may feel great in the store but can began to hurt when you wear them under your normal walking conditions.

But if you can't get to a store to try on shoes, take a look at these highly rated options. Made from reputable brands that offer the latest technology to keep your feet comfortable and dry, each of these narrow walking shoes is a great choice.

best narrow walking shoes

best women's narrow walking shoes

Stability Shoes:
These shoes are best for women with normal feet and normal pronation, but women with flat feet or high arches may also find them most comfortable.

New Balance - WW1065 - Fitness Walking (Black) Women's Shoes

- The New Balance 1065 is a great option if you are looking for affordable, narrow walking shoes. Just around $80, these sneakers are made for support and comfort.

Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 Running Shoe

 - New! The Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are running shoes because I'm seeing a trend in 2017 in which shoe brands are making fewer walking shoes this year. There just aren't many narrow walking shoes to choose from. I actually wear this running shoe. Because I like to jog a bit, a running shoe is a good choice for me. It has a roomy toe box which makes this style a good option for walkers because we naturally spread our toes as we push off on each step we take.

Saucony - Grid Omni Walker (White/Silver) Women's Shoes

- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is a stability shoe that has received hundreds of positive reviews over the years. It rates highly for comfort and durability, but it also feels lightweight and provides good arch support.

Neutral Shoes
Neutral shoes are recommended for women with high arches and/or underpronators (supinators)

New Balance - WW877 (Silver) Women's Shoes

- The New Balance 877 is a great narrow walking shoe for the neutral walker. It has a suede and mesh upper for breathability and durability. It is medicare-approved with a lot of padding and cushioning to keep your feet comfortable.

Saucony - Progrid Integrity ST 2 (White/Silver) Women's Walking Shoes

- The Saucony Integrity ST 2 is another great choice for a neutral walker. This is an all-around great sneaker and is very comfortable and provides the cushioning that a neutral walker needs.

Motion Control Shoes
These shoes are best for women with flat feet and overpronators

New Balance - WW847v2 (White) Women's Walking Shoes

- The New Balance 847, version 2, is a motion control shoe, which is recommended for women with flat feet and those who overpronate. It provides the support and control your feet need, yet feels comfortable at the same time.

Brooks - Addiction Walker (White) Women's Walking Shoes

- The Brooks Addiction Walker is a very popular motion control sneaker, and for good reason, too. It's a great athletic shoe but is comfortable and supportive enough to wear all day. It's a great choice if you need to be on your feet all day.

men's narrow walking shoe recommendations

Stability Shoes:
For normal feet and normal pronation.

New Balance - MW847v2 (White) Men's Walking Shoes

- The New Balance 847 version 2 works to keep your feet dry and odor free. It has great cushioning and support to keep your feet comfortable all day.

Mens New Balance 1260v6 Running Shoe

- The Men's New Balance 1260, version 6, is a running shoe but they are packed with great features such as the strategically placed overlays to support your arches. You'll have enough room to spread out your toes and all of this comes in a great looking sneaker.

Neutral shoes for high arches

Mens New Balance 840v3 Running Shoe

- The Men's New Balance 840v3 is a running shoe because I could not find a neutral narrow walking shoe. No matter though, as you'll be happy with this style. They allow for orthotics, too.

Motion Control Shoes
These shoes are best for men with flat feet and overpronators

Brooks - Addiction Walker (Black) Men's Walking Shoes

- The Brooks Addiction Walker has consistently been a great choice for men needing a motion control shoe. It's flexible and provides plenty of cushioning, making it comfortable enough to wear all day and can be used a great work shoe.

New Balance - MW847v2 (White) Men's Walking Shoes

- The updated New Balance 847 offers great motion control and a solid rubber outsole for good traction. It is also made from breathable materials to help keep your feet dry. Men rate it very highly for comfort, durability and shock absorption.

Mens New Balance 940v3 Running Shoe

- New! The New Balance 940, version 3, for men,  are a running shoe but I've been underwhelmed with the selection of narrow walking shoes for men. This sneaker won't disappoint.

In 2017 there are fewer narrow walking shoes on the market than in years past. Especially in men's shoes. There are more options for narrow running shoes. In most cases, it's ok to walk in running shoes. They have great breathability and cushioning to keep your feet dry and comfortable. 

I highly recommend ordering through Road Runner Sports. Click the logo on the left and take a look at the narrow running shoes. What I like about this company is that you can wear their shoes on the road, outside, and still return them, no questions asked. This is a great way to road test your sneakers to make sure you'll be happy in them.

Remember, the best pair of sneakers will be the pair that fits the best and is the most comfortable.

To help find the best pair for you, read these valuable tips on how to pick the most comfortable walking shoes.

Now that you’ve found your perfect narrow walking shoes, you’re on your way to an enjoyable walk. Your feet will thank you for it!

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