best men's walking shoes for 2018

The best men's walking shoes for 2018 include some of the most popular shoes that have been favorites for several years 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, overpronation and underpronation.

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 you from foot pain, injuries and back 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 men's 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 pain after wearing them for a few days. Find a store that will let you bring them back and at least exchange them.

Best Men's Walking Shoes

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

New Balance MA85v1 (Brown/Black) Men's Shoes

- New! The New Balance MA 85v1 is new to the Best Men's Walking Shoes List. They are lightweight and have a no-sew design which means no seams to on the upper portion of the shoe to come undone or irritate your skin. It has moisture wicking material to keep your feet dry.  At less than $80, these sneakers are a great value.

Hoka One One Bondi LTR (Black) Men's Shoes

- New! New to the 2018 Best Men's Walking Shoes List are the Hoka One One Bondi. Hoka's are one of the newest shoes to hit the athletic footwear market. What makes them different? They have a larger insole than other running shoes which means they can pack in extra cushioning to give you a cloud-like feeling. Although they look bulky they are actually very lightweight and comfortable. They have great shock absorption and are a good choice if you are on your feet all day. If you've been suffering from foot pain or any type of foot injury, this could be a good choice for you as they provide extra support to your feet during your natural walking stride. Even though these Hoka's are a running shoe, many walkers wear them as well.

New Balance 1865: New Balance Men's Walking Shoes Gray/Black

- The New Balance 1865, Version 1 will provide the comfort and durability your feet need. It has great breathability to help keep your feet dry. One important note: it runs a half size too small so order a half size larger than your normal shoe size.

Mens New Balance 665 Walking Shoe

- The New Balance 665 is a great value at less than $70. It is lightweight, breathable, durable and comfortable.

Saucony Echelon LE2 (Black) Men's Running Shoes

The Saucony Echelon LE2 is a great shoe for a neutral walker needing a cushioned sneaker. It is lightweight and has great shock absorption. It accommodates custom orthotics.

Mens New Balance 877 Walking Shoe

- The New Balance 877 is a medicare-approved sneaker that has a lot of cushioning and shock absorbency.  This style received high ratings for comfort.


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

Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe

- New! New to the 2018 Best Men's Walking Shoes List are the New Balance 990 volume 4. This is a running shoe but I am really impressed with the reviews and the features in this sneaker. It is made from breathable mesh to keep your feet dry and accented with pigskin leather for durability. The inside of the shoe is made with soft, padded breathable materials. The EVA sole is lightweight and shock absorbing and provides great stability.

Saucony Grid(r) Omni Walker (White/Silver) Men's Shoes

- The Saucony Omni Grid Walker is an extremely comfortable shoe that provides good stability and support. It has been on the Best Men's Walking Shoes List for years now because it is always popular with walkers. 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.

Mens Nike LunarGlide 8 Running Shoe

- New! I've added the Nike Lunar Glide 9 to this list because it's a great sneaker. It's a running shoe but it seems to be getting harder and harder to find a good walking shoe. But most walkers can wear a running shoe...in fact I wear a running shoe and have no problems walking in them. The sole is made from Lunarlon foam which is lightweight and very soft for a comfortable feel.


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

Mens Brooks Addiction Walker Walking Shoe

- The Brooks Addiction Walker is one of the most comfortable men's walking shoes available and has been on the Best Men's Walking Shoes List for several years. 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.

Mens New Balance 940v3 Running Shoe

- The New Balance 940v3 is a running shoe but it will give you a smooth fit with great support and style, too.

Brooks Addiction 13 (Black/Ebony/Metallic Gold) Men's Running Shoes

- New! New to the 2018 Best Men's Walking Shoes List are the Brooks Addiction 13. These are running shoes but are made with great materials for a walker. They have a breathable, moisture wicking interior to keep your feet dry and cool. It is made with a BioMoGo DNA midsole that is environmentally friendly and gives you a soft, springy feeling with each step. It has a thick rubber bottom to keep you steady.


This list of best men's walking shoes will help you find the perfect pair for your feet.

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