New Balance walking shoes can be found in a variety of styles, widths and sizes. In the past few years I've seen their options decrease. They still have a great selection for the walker who has a neutral foot type.
But if you need a stability or motion control sneaker, your selection is very limited with this brand.
That is why I've added running shoes to this list. I'd rather show you a list of highly rated running sneakers then a few mediocre walking sneakers. For most walkers, a running sneaker will work just fine. They are more expensive but you get a lot of great cushioning and comfort.
If you don’t know whether you need a neutral, stability, or motion control sneaker, please take a minute to read this article on how to pick the best walking shoes. It is a step by step guide on how to determine which type of shoe your feet need.
The sneakers listed below are sorted by foot type so that once you determine whether you need a neutral, stability or motion control shoe, you can quickly select the best style for your feet.
These sneakers are running shoes because I could not find a good New Balance stability shoe for women. Either of these styles are a good choice for a walker. However, if you want a more affordable sneaker, try a walking shoe from a different brand (you can see the best walking shoes for 2019 here). Walking shoes tend to run cheaper than running shoes.
I've spoken with a few of the major shoe brand companies, such as New Balance, about why their selection of walking shoes has dwindled over the years. Their response is that walkers are finding running shoes just as comfortable and the cushioning and support of running shoes can fit a walker's needs.
In general, I agree with this, however, running
shoes are usually more expensive! If you want a walking shoe then I
would suggest looking at other brands besides New Balance so that you
can find a well-priced sneaker that will make your walking feet
I wear a running sneaker because I can't find a good stability walking shoe in a narrow width. I've had no problems with my running sneakers but it may take some trial and error to find the best brand and style for you.
New Balance shoes are a great choice for fitness walking. Once you’ve selected the right shoe type for your feet, it will be easy to find a style that you like and you can get back to walking comfortably and getting fit.