Sunday, May 10, 2015

Journey to Walking 26.2—Shoes

Finding a good pair of shoes for long-distance walking can be overwhelming.  There are so many choices!  You need to get a good pair of RUNNING shoes, not walking shoes.  You need a pair that matches your foot strike and gait.  You need a pair that is comfortable and just a tiny bit too long.  My best advice is to go to a running store and ask for a foot-strike analysis.  This will narrow down your choices and allow you to choose from just a few pairs.  At that point, you can choose the most comfortable shoe and/or the one you think is the cutest.

Here are some resources that will help you understand the different kinds of shoes and how to pick the right one for you.

Runner's World Shoe Advisor—Complete a survey to determine the kind of shoe you need:

REI has a great site for learning about the different kinds of running shoes:

Here's a great article by RunnersConnect about how often to replace your shoes:

Happy walking!

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  1. I have found that earth shoes are best for me, for walking. I can be on my feet for hours without an issue, also Reef flip flops! Who knew?

  2. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.