To find out more about how to choose the best walking shoes for women, we spoke with a licensed podiatrist and founder of the Quality Podiatry Group, Sydney Weiser, DPM. When considering which shoes will be best for you, you need to consider your foot type (ie narrow or wide), how much you’ll walk, and the type of ground you’re standing on, says Weiner.
“Whether it’s a soft or hard surface will determine the best shoe gear for standing up all day,” Weiser says. For hard floors, Weiser recommends always wearing shoes—not barefoot—and adds that your shoes should have a cushioned sole to prevent heel pain. “Cushioning throughout the shoe is important not only for the heel part of the shoe but also for the sole and midfoot,” he adds.
While wearing the right footwear plays a huge role in keeping your joints and body healthy, it’s still important to pay attention to the big picture. “Don’t rely on your shoes to do everything,” Weisner says. Recommend to combine files stretch In your routine to increase Flexibility to keep core strengthwhich he says is essential for a healthy back (because your back is part of your heart).
If you’ve reviewed this list and are having trouble choosing the best walking shoe for you, consider your foot type and needs. For example, if you have flat feet, wide feet, or other certain conditions, choose the option that will provide you with the most support and comfort.