Every activity has different requirements of your muscle’s movements. In accordance, you need particular shoes for different types of activities like walking. Running shoes and athlete shoes are different from walking shoes since it asks for higher requirement of quality.
Nevertheless, there are also various types of walking shoes from which you can choose. Good walking shoes do not only have high quality but are also suitable and comfortable for your feet. So what makes a good walking shoes? Here are tips that you should possibly have a look before buying new shoes:
Time for buying new shoes
Experts suggest that you should replace your old shoes with new one every six months or approximately 500 miles of walking. The reason behind is that after long time of using, cushion system of your old shoes is not good enough to protect your feet anymore. Or you just want to do some exercises and start new hobby of walking, this is the time of consideration.
Place of walking
Where are the places that you usually walk along? Is it a suburbs or metropolitan area? In the city, there are usually pavement roads which may make your feet feel hard and trough. If you often walk in pavement roads and streets, you should look for a pair of shoes which is flexible as well as soft.
If you just want to have a pair of shoes for exercising in a park where the ground is softer, there is not that much attention to pay on shoes’ condition. However, still choose a pair of walking shoes that make you feel comfortable and painless while walking.
We are talking about heels of the shoes, but not about high heels shoes. Heels for walking do not require high profile of construction as there is a fact that walking is not a high-impact activity. Your walking shoes heels will not be much damaged as fast as other types of shoes such as running. As a result, your walking shoes does not require high cushioning in the heels. Pick for yourself a shoes which is able to support your constant movement.
It is so important to consider about shoes materials. Because materials used to make the shoes will affect its weight as well as condition. For leisure walking, you perhaps want to have as light shoes as possible.
It depends on the weather of the city you are living in to consider waterproof as a factor affecting your choice. Do you still want to have a walk even though the weather is bad or rainy? If yes, therefore you should have a shoes made of waterproof material. However, if your shoes is waterproof, it does not support the breathability well. It is bad for walkers who are in tropical and humid weather.
A fit walking shoes
There is nothing more important than have a well fir pair of shoes. Bad fitting shoes makes you feel uncomfortable or even sometimes painful when walking. Moreover, you may face many rough feet problems with a poor fitting shoes. Trending is also a good aspect to think about before buying new shoes. Try the shoes you want first and feel before making any decision.