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stephen1254

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Best Walking Shoes?
« on: April 15, 2013, 03:06:34 PM »
I've always worn running shoes for walking but I recognize that the mechanics of walking are quite different than those of running - the former utilizes a heel strike while the latter utilizes (ideally) a mid-foot strike. I've got an upcoming trip that will involve a lot of walking on city streets. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good walking shoe?

I love the Hoka One One for running, and appreciate the reduced stress on my muscles and joints. It would be great to find a walking shoe with similar cushioning.
RBHR Dr. Callander 3/27/12

claudia

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Re: Best Walking Shoes?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 07:46:04 PM »
Do you need motion control?  Have you tried some of the new Merrell minimalist type shoes for hiking?
They are supremely comfortable for walking, hiking. 

I hear what you say about walking vs running.  I'm a Brooks fan for running but i am not sure if they have a walking shoe, per se.   
Dr Gross, Right hip, 3/21/18

Marco Polo

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Re: Best Walking Shoes?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 09:23:07 PM »
I have been using the slip on version of Merrell's minimalist shoes during my recovery.  They are easy to get on and off and encourage a nice heel-toe motion like walking barefoot.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 09:27:40 PM by Marco Polo »
Marco, RBHR, Della Valle, 3/29/13

 

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