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Most Comfortable Walking Shoes Revealed

I was thrilled to read that had revealed the top five sneakers for walking and then I am less than thrilled with the way they look. Despite the fact that some of these sneaks look like my grandma would be sporting 'em, these shoes were made for walking, not for looking good.

Without further ado (because I know you can hardly contain yourself) here are the top five...

The Brooks Addiction Walker ($88.00) has topped our best fitness walking shoes lists for several years offering strong support, cushioning and supple full grain leather uppers to keep your feet comfortable and healthy. The HydroFlow cushioning system absorbs shock, provides stability and returns energy back to the foot, stride after stride. High-density carbon rubber in the heel adds increased traction and durability. Buy them from
Mephisto All Rounder ($152) is the perfect comfort travel shoe for that on-your-feet-all-day trip. A cute and comfortable Mary-Jane inspired sneaker with a suede and fabric upper. A removable anatomical footbed provides excellent support and tireless walking comfort. Shock absorbing system ensures protection for joints, vertebra and spine from everyday jolts and vibrations. Wind-and-waterproof breathable GORE-TEX® lining ensures optimum foot hygiene. Rubber sole provides great traction. Buy them from

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New Balance WW926 ($95) is the ultimate women's stability walking shoe features a rich full grain leather upper providing natural comfort, durability and breathability. The ABZORB heel offers maximum shock absorption, cushioning and flexibility. Outsole is designed to stabilize and guide the foot through the walking gait cycle. This shoe accommodates inserts and orthotics for extra comfort needs. Buy them from
Mephisto Rush ($310): Mephisto shoes have become the most popular walking shoe in virtually every country in which they've been introduced, selling more than 1.5 million pairs annually in Europe alone. A world-class product with a loyal customer following. Leather lines the interior for a breathable response within. The anatomical footbed follows the natural contours of the foot to provide secure position from heel to instep to the roomy toe box for incomparable comfort. A luxury walking experience that is well worth the extra expense. Buy them from
ECCO Mobile ($125): An everyday casual comfort walking shoe from renowned comfort brand ECCO. Made from breathable materials with superior padding for a soothing feeling of all day comfort. Shoe fits snugly in the heel and across the top of your foot to enhance well being in every step you take. Interchangeable, washable and anti-bacterial insole absorbs moisture and allows your feet to breathe. Anatomically shaped, hardwearing, light and flexible outsole with shock absorption. Buy them from
Join The Conversation
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Has anyone tried Rockport's sandles with Reebok DMXt echnology? :JOG: I'm such a fan, I got them in tan, black and maroon! Not for power walkin' but the most comfy affordable shoe when an athletic look just won't do. About $50 online. Check 'em out:
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 10 years
I like three of them...they arent that bad to me....but then again i would have to see how they fit my big feet! lol:D
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Not my style!
karenbaren karenbaren 10 years
94 for a pair is sneakers is pretty ridiculous. are there any government programs that give you money for losing weight, because it's not cheap!
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 10 years
ugly and expensive (i can barely afford $50 adidas). definitely makes me think about getting specific type shoes.
bibelot bibelot 10 years
The Mephistos are available in other color combinations like black leather/black mesh, or dark brown suede/tobacco tweed. I'm not a fan of the white/lavender shown above, but if you're going for a more "summery" look that might work...maybe with a cute pair of shorts and a coordinating top it would be adorable.
SU3 SU3 10 years
The NB sneaks are OK... i guess? :P
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
Wow all of those are hideous, except the Mephistos! I wouldn't buy anything that expensive that I thought was ugly.
susanec susanec 10 years
The Mephistos are pretty cute (and hopefully something other than pink) but definitely not in the budget. I'm not a fitness walker and wouldn't go out of my way to have walking shoes. But they'd be nice for a trip or an around town shoe if they were on sale.
carito8 carito8 10 years
sorry I meant "these"
carito8 carito8 10 years
Omg I'll stay with my Nike's cause this are ugly!!
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Fit, I'm glad you touched on the fact that these are not the most attractive shoes :-). I do a lot of walking, and of all these, I think the only ones I'd wear are the Mephisto All Rounders.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
are crosstrainer's okay for walking? I am buying a new pair of sneakers this weekend, and while i am predominantly walking now, i will increase my activity level as i incrase my strenght and endurance and I don't have the money to buy just a pair of wakling shoes and then a pair of cross trainers....
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