The best walking shoes for 2019 are built with the most advanced technology to create the best fit and provide ultimate comfort for your feet.
The bottom line when it comes to finding the best pair of sneakers is that they should never hurt your feet. You do not need to "break in" your new sneakers.
If the sneakers aren't comfortable when you first try them on, try another pair. They could be the wrong size, wrong width or just a bad fit for your feet. For example, I go up an entire shoe size when it comes to my walking shoes.
If the sneakers hurt your feet after walking in them for a few hours or a few days, take them back. Yes, you'll need to buy them from a store that allows you to exchange them. You don't want to get stuck with sneakers that hurt your feet.
The most common reason that sneakers will hurt when you wear them is...you are wearing the wrong type of shoe.
Sneakers are made with different levels of cushioning and support. If you don't know how much cushioning and support your feet need, take a look at this article about finding the right shoes for your feet.
I've been researching and writing about walking shoes for the past 10 years. I've seen a lot of changes over the years. The major brands that used to provide a great variety of walking shoes have whittled down their selection and focused more on running shoes.
But I'm pleased to see a great selection of best walking shoes for 2019. There are many companies that offer high quality walking shoes that are comfortable, supportive and durable. Here are the best brands for 2019.
Ryka walking shoes are on the best walking shoes 2019 list because they are comfortable, affordable and come in a variety of styles and colors. The result is a cute, comfortable sneaker to walk in or wear all day. The roomy toe box is perfect for a walker.
NOTE: Ryka walking shoes are only available in women's styles.
Skechers has a great variety of styles for men and women. They receive high ratings for comfort. Walkers report they can wear Skechers for walking several miles a day and also for wearing all day while on their feet for work. Skechers works hard to provide ultimate comfort with breathable fabric, seamless linings (which won't irritate your feet!) and cushioning.
NOTE: If you need a sneaker with a removable insole so that you can add a custom orthotic, this may not be the sneaker for you. Some sytles of Skechers do have a removable insole, but some do not, so be sure to check before you purchase.
New Balance has been making great walking shoes for the past decade that I've been reporting on them. In recent years, I've seen their selection dwindle as they focus more on their running shoes. When I questioned New Balance about this, they responded, "Running shoes have gained more popularity for just everyday walking shoes in recent years because they offer more cushioning and a mesh upper for lighter weight and breathability."
I do have to agree with New Balance's statement to a certain degree. Running shoes are made to be lightweight and breathable. They are also made with a lot of cushioning and are extremely comfortable. However, they tend to cost more than walking shoes. And the toe box is usually more narrow. If a wide toe box is important to you, I would look for a good walking shoe.
Here are the best New Balance Walking Shoes for 2019.
Saucony has three different styles of walking shoes. They don't come in flashy color combinations but these shoes receive top ratings for comfort and support. If you are looking for a simple white or black sneaker that is well made, comfortable and durable, these are a great option. Saucony walking shoes have great styles for overpronators and underpronators. They will provide the stability and support your feet need so that you are comfortable all day long.
After years of researching the athletic sneaker market, these best walking shoes for 2019 are a carefully curated list of the best sneakers for comfort and durability.
A good pair of sneakers will last 350-400 miles. That's a 30-minute daily walk for 6 months. You want to get that kind of mileage from your sneakers and all of the options on this page will get you that kind of durability.
If your feet start to hurt after a few months of wearing your new sneakers, it's time to replace them. Although they may still look nice on the outside, the materials inside the sneaker that provide cushioning, stability and shock absorbency are breaking down.
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