Likeand , a lot of joy or a lot of pain can come from your walking shoes. Choosing the correct fit is key for comfort, as anyone with particularly achy feet or a condition like plantar fasciitis knows. The wrong fit can lead to in your arches or blisters.
Our picks for the best walking shoes for men are top-rated online and recommended by podiatrists for day to day wear.
Low arches or flat feet often encourage pronation of the foot, meaning your foot turns downward. Put your foot flat on the floor and try to press your arch into the ground to visualize pronation.
If you have pronated feet, “Walking shoes should have rigid outsoles which prevent the shoes from bending or flexing,” says Dr. Velimir Petkov, owner of Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey. “This allows your shoes to hold your feet in a mostly neutral position without allowing them to overpronate.”
That’s where the Brooks Addiction Walker comes in. This shoe features a stiff outsole with a medium arch — just enough to keep feet from overpronating, but not so much arch support that it pushes your feet into supination.
And, they apparently last a really long time.
In contrast to low arches, high arches often lead to supination of the foot, which means the arch of your foot turns upward, and the outer edge of your foot presses into the ground. Supination can lead to ankle instability and even knee pain if it isn’t corrected, so it’s important to get shoes that support you.
The Asics Gel-Nimbus, previously recommended to CNET by Dr. Zohreh Mancil, a podiatrist at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, has phenomenal arch support and can relieve some of the pain associated with foot supination.
Whether you have high…
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