Walking shoes are designed to provide better support and comfort to feet and body while walking. The design of walking shoes for women should be scientifically different from those for men as their body constructions as well as walking posture are different. There are some technical features one should look for when choosing a walking shoe.
1 – Being Light Weight
This is the most important feature of any shoe, especially walking shoe. The walking should be so light that it gives the comfortable feeling of walking bare feet. This will enable a walker to walk more without getting exhausted.
2 – Comfortable Soles
The shoe sole should be made of synthetic material and have multi-layered rubber within. This combination provides better grip on the surface while walking and reduces jerks to prevent joint pain in knee and ankle. A water proof fabric or leather should be used as upper sole material. It prevents infection and rashes due to contact with wet weather and surrounding conditions. This allows the walker to walk around urban and rural area in all-weather with great comfort.
3 – Air Breathing Design
The shoe should be designed such that the feet can breathe while walking. It keeps the feet dry and fresh even after heavy sweating during long walks. The fresh air keeps irritation at bay too.
4 – Correct Flexion Angle
A good walking shoe should form correct flexion angle – angle created between the feet and walking surface. This will ensure comfortable walking experience as well as reduce stress on ankles.
5 – Fashionable and Style
The beauty of an object lies in its utility. But when you talk of women’s shoes, besides the technical aspects, aesthetically designed looks and colors are also important. After all, however good a shoe, one will not go into its details if it doesn’t appeal to the eyes. So a fashionable look is also necessary for the shoe.
Here we are looking at three good women’s walking shoes.
Skechers Women’s Go Walk 2-Rush Walking Shoe
The Skechers Women’s Go Walk 2-Spark Walking Shoe uses synthetic and mesh as construction materials. The V-Stride technology of soles supports natural walking gait and improve fluid stride transition, providing comfort and stability to walk easily. The shoes are fitted with GOimpulse sensors to gives flexibility and feedback for good walking experience. Its upper heel area is designed for easy wearing. Its OrthoLite® anti-microbial technology prevents bad odor and slippage due to perspiration during long walks. It’s availaible in multiple colors to choose from.
New Balance Women’s WW847 Health Walking Shoe
The New Balance Women’s WW847 Health Walking Shoe is very light weight and made with motion control technology. Its new ROLLBAR technology provides stability while walking. Ample meshing in the soles keeps the feet cool with every step. It has a meshed inner sole with supportive synthetic panels on upper sole to make the shoe breathable. It has a seamless PHANTOM LINER™ lining that reduces irritation and LIGHTNING DRY® lining to the soles to keep it dry. Its ABZORB® midsole absorbs impact and prevents injuries to knees and ankles.
ASICS Women’s GEL-Tech Walker Neo 2 Walking Shoe
The ASICS Women’s GEL-Tech Walker Neo 2 Walking Shoe has a synthetic and mesh upper sole with dynamic decorative overlays. The shoe is designed to maintain natural walking style. Its sturdy toe cap gives durability to the shoes. A gel cushioning system gives smooth support to surface. It has a specifically designed Medial Bunion Window for enhanced fit and comfort.
Whichever shoe you go for, try to research it based on the pointers discussed above. Happy walking!!