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The Best Walking Shoes For Women – 2015

What are the best walking shoes for women? There are several new models of Women’s walking shoes that have made their debuts this year. We have decided to discuss some of the features you should look for in Women’s walking shoes. These 2015 models are some of the best walking shoes for women that feature maximum foot comfort while commuting, walking during lunch break or taking longer walks during your regular fitness routine.

Flexibility

A flexible shoe is necessary for walking since the foot strikes the ground with the heel first and then pushes off from the toe. As the foot prepares for the next step, it will bend toward the front of the foot in the toe area. Having flexibility in the toe area of the walking shoe will allow your foot to move with the shoe, providing a higher level of comfort to help you rack up those walking miles.

Cushioning

The soles of walking shoes are generally thinner than running shoes as they need to provide a perfect blend of cushioning and flexibility. Compared to running shoes, walking shoes do not need to absorb as much shock. Keep in mind that a thin sole does not mean less cushioning, the thinner sole provides just the right amount for the proper load.

Breathability

A breathable upper ensures that your foot will remain at a comfortable temperature while providing the hard work for propelling your body along your route. Most walking shoes have mesh in their uppers to provide overall temperature control.

Below are 3 different models of Women’s Walking shoes that are highly rated and known for their comfort:

Vionic:

The Vionic brand of shoes offers their “Orthaheel Technology” in every pair of their shoes which offer “Unmatched Relief, Addictive Support and Essential Stability.” Each pair of their shoes has podiatrist-designed support built into all of their shoes.

The Vionic Zen is a very popular model. The Zen model uses the Orthaheel technology to provide comfort and stability in 5 different colors.
Vionic_Zen

Available Colors: White/Blue, White/Fuchsia, Silver/Lime, Raspberry/Orange, Black
Sizes: 5-12
Width: Medium, Wide
Price: $79.97

 

ASICS:

ASICS footwear is known for its versatility, style and support. The ASICS Metrolyte and ASICS Metrolyte GEM models carry on this tradition of providing the necessary features for walking comfort. The Metrolyte and Metrolyte GEM models are both lightweight and flexible and offer the convenience of slipping on with the addition of a heel pull tab. The sock liner provides increased arch support and the outsides of the sole incorporate ASICS WETGRIP technology which blends organic and non-organic materials to enhance traction on wet surfaces. The Metrolyte models have a solid color upper and are offered in 3 colors. The Metrolyte GEM models offer a Gem shaped pattern on the upper and is offered in 2 colors.
ASICS_Metrolyte

Available Colors: Navy/White, Black/White, Black/Pink
Sizes: 5.5 – 12
Width: Standard (Medium)
Price: $64.95

ASICS_Metrolyte_Gem

Available Colors: Plum/Lightening/Limeade, Titanium/Mint/Orchid
Sizes: 5.5-12
Width: Standard (Medium)
Price: $64.95

 

New Balance:

The New Balance WW496V2 Women’s Walking Shoes offers a breathable synthetic/mesh upper, Removable OrthoLite® cushioned insole which absorbs impacts. New Balances WALKING STRIKE PATH® technology uses the outsole to increase foot stability through the whole foot strike. The WW496V2 offers large areas of mesh in the upper to keep your foot cool. The sole of the shoe is thinner near the front of the shoe to offer the ideal flexibility for walking and is offered in 7 different colors.

NB_WW496

Available Colors: White/Blue, Black/White, Pink, Navy/Silver, Silver/Pink, Brown/Pink, Komen Pink
Sizes: 5-12
Width: Narrow (2A), Medium (B), Wide (C/D)
Price: $69.95

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