Comfortable Walking Shoes
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Comfortable walking shoes are a must when you’re on the go, working, sightseeing or running errands day-to-day. There are various things that you should look for to ensure the best fit and comfort for your feet if you’re going to wear your shoes every day.
Wearing comfortable walking shoes that fit your feet is crucial for preventing injuries like calluses and blisters. Walking shoes should also ideally be lightweight with sufficient shock absorption. It is important to find the right features and fit for your needs.
The way that a shoe has been built affects its function and fit. Being aware of the basic components of the most comfortable walking shoes can help you choose from the brands and styles that are available. The toe box provides space to accommodate the toes. Round and roomy boxes help to prevent the formation of calluses.
The outsole is responsible for maintaining traction via the threads and grooves as they touch the ground. Air, foam or gel midsole help to cushion the feet and minimise the impact of the foot as it strikes the ground. An insole supports and cushions the foot and arch. These can be laundered and dried after walking.
Good comfortable walking shoes have an upper feature that secures the shoe on the feet. Mesh is a good material because it is lightweight and provides better ventilation. The heel collar works by cushioning the ankle and making sure the shoe fits properly.
Feet have different sizes and shapes. Consider this factor when you want to buy a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Shoes should be suitable for the shape of your feet by conforming to them. You should never force your feet to fit into the shoe or adjust to the shape of the footwear.
Shoes that are too wide or too narrow can result in painful calluses and blisters. A toe box that does not have enough room or is not high enough can lead to painful disorders like hammertoes and bunions.
The tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones in your feet are intricately aligned to form lengthwise and side to side arches. These flexible and springy arches distribute your weight across your feet as you walk. Arches are essential for adapting to the different surfaces that you walk on. Pick good comfortable walking shoes that can accommodate your arch.
Whether your feet consist of neutral, low or high arches, make sure that you are wearing the right shoes. The most important consideration is comfort. A proper fit and comfort are always priorities for any type of foot.
Even the most fabulously designed shoes will not perform well if they do not fit. There are different tips that you can keep in mind when purchasing women’s comfortable walking shoes. Remember that you may be wearing socks when walking and these will affect the fit. In this case, it is a good idea to try on new shoes while wearing socks.
Make sure that the shoe is sufficiently wide. It should fit snugly without being tight. Good shoes should always feel comfortable as soon as you put them on. Each shoe should provide a snug fit for your heel without slipping while you walk.
Walking Shoes Size Guide
How to find your size
Stand on a level floor with your heel up against the wall or straight edge.
Place a ruler or measuring tape on the floor under your foot or alongside it, with your heel at 0cm.
Measure the length of your foot from your heel to the end of your longest toe (yes, even if it's your second toe).
Measure both feet and go with the length of your longest foot if they are different. If you are in between sizes, we recommend going for the larger size.
Check out the size charts below to find your size. All sizes listed are either in US or EU, depending on the brand.
Which width do I need?
Most Birkenstock styles are available in 'regular' or 'narrow' width.
Narrow width is suitable for narrow to slender feet.
Regular width is suitable for normal to wide feet.
If you already own a pair of Birkenstocks or are trying them on in store - check out the little foot symbol on the footbed. If the foot is coloured in, it's a narrow (N). If it's just an outline of a foot, it's a regular (R).