Walking is a great habit to build and maintain. No matter where you are, you can always put on a good pair of shoes and get some exercise. The shoes listed below offer many features that can add the chance for exercise into your busy life.
Some of the shoes listed below are suited to hiking, some are best for walking on a track, and several of them will work with a business casual wardrobe. If you’ve got especially wide feet, extremely narrow feet, or struggle with bunions, flat feet or high arches, you can find something on this list that will be kind to your feet no matter your need. Enjoy your walk!
Rockport walking shoes are well known for their durability and support, and with good reason. These hearty walking shoes feature a sueded leather upper for a long lasting shoe. The sole is synthetic and features a latex footbed for comfort. The rubber outsole will take you through sand, stone and water and will keep your feet well cushioned and dry.
If you’re someone looking for shoes that will work for walking and working, these shoes are a great pick. The shoe offers mesh along the collar to keep your feet cool and wick away moisture. Rockport has paired up with athletic shoe maker Adidas to add Adripene technology to these shoes to protect your heels. They may look like a nice casual dress shoe and will work with khakis, but these shoes are built like an athletic shoe. They’re great for any situation where you’ll have to stand for long periods, and of course, are an ideal walking shoe.
New Balance builds shoes to help athletes excel. They also offer a great product, made in the USA, for feet of many sizes. User testimonials for the terrific black walking shoes run the gamut from narrow feet to a 5E width requirement and from high arches to flat feet. If you’ve got feet, New Balance wants to work for you!
The MW577 features a clean black leather upper and a durable rubber outsole. The leather overlays are perforated for breathability. The outsole has a walking strike path design to protect your foot as it rolls through your stride. From heel strike to arch pressure to toe flex, your foot is well supported with this flexible, durable sole. The interior sole of this shoe includes ABZORB technology to wick away moisture and keep your feet feeling fresh. The tongue is well padded, giving you plenty of cushion so you can lace up these shoes as snug as you like for walking, hiking or working. Whether you spend your day walking or standing, these shoes will hold up and support your feet.
Reebok Shoes started as a company building shoes to help runners improve their speed and stride. They’ve put this technology to use in support of those who spend all day on their feet walking as well and built a great walking shoe for work and play.
The uppers are constructed of both leather and synthetic materials for breathability and long-lasting comfort. The rubber outsole is designed to clear moisture away, protecting you from slipping. This outsole features a beveled heel to support and extend your stride.
If you’ve got narrow feet, these are the shoes for you. Many users find that the medium width is narrower than they expected. If you need a wide shoe consider going up a width to guarantee a good fit. Those with high arches will also appreciate the DMX cushioning technology built into these shoes.
If you’re looking for a shoe that will go from casual work dress to an afternoon hike to an evening concert, you’ve found them! The Moab River Shoe features a suede finish leather upper that cleans up well. The rubber sole offers shock protection and is designed to move moisture out from under your feet. You’ll get great traction and great support with these shoes.
No matter the type of cushioning you need inside the shoe, Merrell has you covered. There’s a memory foam insole built in, and a removable midsole for those with high arches. Men with both narrow and wide feet find a great fit with these shoes.
The rubber toecap wraps up and is visible at the front of the shoe. That, in combination with the sporty colored laces, makes this shoe look like a hiking boot. If you need these for hiking, no change is needed. However, if you’d like to wear these to the office, consider changing out the laces for something a bit more sedate.
The Asics shoe brand is built around the Latin “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,” or “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” This is a company dedicated to designing and building shoes to help people move and improve their health.
The black and white Neo 4 Walking Shoe continues that healthy tradition. These shoes are particularly well suited to anyone with heel problems; from arched rubber sole to gel cushioning, these shoes will protect your foot with each step.
Those with narrow feet will be very pleased with this shoe, particularly if you have a high arch. There’s also a sock liner to reduce bacterial contamination and keep odor down. The upper of this shoe is made up of mesh fabric and synthetic materials. It’s built to keep your feet cool as you move and well protected from the bottom up.
It’s important to note that if you need a black shoe for working and walking, these may not be the best choice. There’s a narrow white stripe in the black synthetic material in the upper, making these shoes look very much like an athletic sneaker. If your workplace has a dress code, consider buying an all black shoe.
If you’re on your feet all day, these shoes are a great option. From durable rubber sole to well-padded tongue, this shoe will keep you comfortable and moving. The Addiction Walker is an extremely stable shoe. If you struggle with bunions, pronating ankles or plantar fasciitis, this shoe can help.
The leather upper has a sueded finish that cleans up easily, and the sturdy rubber sole extends up onto the leather, reducing the risk of contact with water and mud from outdoors. The interior features a removable sock liner for protection against moisture and odor.
The Addiction Walker offers gel supports in the heel and forefoot for plenty of support to your foot while in motion or at rest. Do you stand on concrete for much of the day? This shoe is an excellent option for great support and a great casual work look.
The Skechers Go Air 2 Walking Shoe is built to give you some bounce! This shoe features a soft rubber bottom built to cushion your feet on a bubble of air. You’ll find additional cushioning for the heel and the ball of the foot. Finally, there’s a Goga Max insole offering high rebound cushion for energy and comfort in every step.
There’s plenty of airflow in these shoes thanks to the mesh upper. If you’re looking for a lightweight athletic shoe with plenty of cushion for walking on an indoor track, this shoe is a great option.
However, while many of the shoes featured in this listing can go from exercise to office, the Skecher Go Air 2 is not one of them. The color of the shoe is quite vivid and the material above the rubber sole is an eye-catching white.
Additionally, if you can wear sneakers to work please note that these shoes are not good on wet surfaces. For those who need to traverse industrial settings where spills may occur, these shoes can prove a hazard.
New Balance is always striving to provide comfortable athletic shoes to people of all abilities and fitness needs. These stable walking shoes offer the user protection against a turned ankle thanks to the Rollbar technology employed in the heel. Your foot will be protected from twisting from initial heel strike to final toe release.
This durable and flexible walking shoe offers the fastening ease of velcro. One of the challenges with velcro is that the plastic loops through which the velcro passes before it snugged to the top of the shoes are mounted on an elastic band. While the upper of the shoe is leather, this elastic can grow slack, particularly, if you’re trying to get a snug fit. If you’re a fan of a tight fastening across the top of the foot, be aware that this elastic will stretch. The more it stretches, the less complete velcro closure you’ll have, and the more velcro tab you’ll have sticking out. Stick with laced shoes if you require a snug fit.
However, if access to your shoes is a challenge or if you have a hard time managing the laces, this is an ideal shoe for anyone who’s ready to get out and about. These shoes will protect your feet from turning, support your heel as you step down, and cushion your foot all they way through your stride.
For the man who’s always on his feet, one of the most trusted footwear brands developed the Chranson. It’s available in sizes 7-14, with half-sizes available, as well as various width options. The shoes come in 2 color choices, brown and black. The design is simple, but stylish, and almost resembles a hiking shoe, with earthy accents and traditional laces.
The Chranson is made from leather and has a synthetic sole. The rubber outsole has a unique, gripping system that provides traction on almost any terrain, and EVA foam that provides shock absorption. The footbed is made of latex and cushions the foot to help fight against fatigue. Other features include a mesh lining and Rockport’s innovative comfort system. From the company who specializes in mountain footwear, you know these shoes will last.
This shoe could be worn by men in the workplace, out on errands, or hiking in the wilderness. The Chranson’s engineered flex keeps you comfortable all day by providing flexibility. They support your natural walking position with stability, but no limitations. With stability, flexibility, support, and comfort, the Rockport Chranson can do it all; without losing any style.
Meant as more of an active sneaker than a casual shoe, Skechers’ sneakers have keep customers’ feet comfortable for years. These performance shoes can be purchased in women’s sizes 5-13, with half-sizes available. There are 2 different width options, so every woman can find the perfect fit. Skechers offers this comfortable sneaker in 10 different colors: Black, Gray, Black/Hot Pink, Black/White, Charcoal/Coral, Navy/White, Taupe/Coral, Pink/Lime, Black/Pink, and Raspberry.
They’re made of textile/synthetic materials and has a rubber sole. The design features an almost seamless one-piece mesh fabric and added Skechers technology, like the responsive 5GEN midsole cushioning and a Goga Max insole that provides optimal support and cushion. These technologies provide you with high-energy returns with every step you take and a tapered midfoot that improves arch support. The footbed of the shoe is even lined with a bamboo formula that helps provide bacterial control.
The mesh fabric upper half of the shoe is extremely lightweight and comfortable, so you can wear them anywhere. The air mesh on the side panels provide additional breathability, while the synthetic overlays on the heels and laces adds seriously durability. Other features include a featherweight sock liner that adapts to the foot, lace-up fronts, and stabilizing heel fabric.
These shoes are meant for the man who’s on his feet all day. They’re available in only two colors, black and white, but are available for men’s sizes 7-15. Not only are there half-sizes available, but there are an amazing 3 different width options for even the widest feet. As always, these shoes are made in the U.S. and are made from genuine leather. And if you’re in need of a waterproof walking shoe, this may be the right one for you.
There is a rubber sole that provides support and traction that lasts all day long. On top of the rubber sole sits footbed that is walk-specific. The people at New Balance created a footbed that is specifically made for walking, providing comfort and stability with every step. In addition to the cushioned footbed is an ABZORB midsole cushion that obviously provides cushion and comfort, but also help absorbs shock and redistributes it evenly to the foot.
Since everything else in this shoe is walk-specific, it’s not surprising that the outsole is made specifically for walking as well. It features Walking Strike Path technology that provides support where it’s needed and more flexibility where it’s needed. With traditional laces and a monochromatic color scheme, these shoes can match any outfit and be worn for any occasion.
These walking shoes are more limited in regards to available sizes. There are no half-sizes available and size options include sizes 8-12. The design is simple, but fun and masculine. Color options include 3 masculine hues: Black, Grey, and Khaki. There are 3 color options, but 2 different cool lace options. Men can choose between lace and no-lace options for each color. While there are no options for wide sizes, the company does recommend purchasing the no-lace option if you have wider feet.
Waterproof and fun, these shoes are breathable and quick-drying. They’re made of a Lycra air-mesh upper, and an insole made of environmentally-friendly materials. These soles offer great arch support and comfort. Xiang Guan also designed these shoes with a durable closed-toe cap that adds an anti-collision function for those men who enjoy being outdoors in his walking shoes. While these shoes can be worn virtually anywhere, they’re best suited for outdoor/water adventures.
These shoes also feature EVA foam that is evens out temperature, is ultra-lightweight, and offers exceptional shock absorption. They are also wear-resistant and non-slip. The soles are even designed to keep pebbles or other debris from getting stuck in the bottom of the shoe, so your feel will stay cool, comfortable, and safe all day. Every man needing comfort on his next big adventure need a pair of Xiang Guans.
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