Top 5 Men’s Walking Shoes in 2019
Today, walking and/or running is a key component of many men’s fitness lives. Those of us who spend our days sitting at a computer often enjoy the opportunity to get up and stretch our legs, whether by walking or by running.
However, have you ever researched running shoes online or walked into a store and just been overwhelmed by the vast array of styles and choices? I know that I have. After many hours of research and talking with others, I have compiled a list of my top five picks for men’s walking shoes (not necessarily in any specific order).
ASICS is a Japanese company specializing in athletic equipment, founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka.
Considered ideal for trails running, the ASICS Men’s Gel-Venture 6 also provides versatility as users wear it for biking, hiking, and walking.
The rear foot gel cushioning provides comfort as the foot makes impact with the ground.
High abrasion rubber on the sole of the shoe gives the wearer assurance of great traction, no matter the type of ground underneath the feet. For those requiring a medical orthotic, the sock liner is removable, providing room for inserting an orthotic. Wearers of this show often comment on its strength, comfort, and versatility.
Key Aspects :- Ideal for trail running, gel cushioning for comfort, superior traction, and versatility
Nike is an American company founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.
Designed for walking, jogging, and everyday life, the Nike Men’s Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer provides cushioning and supports to keep the feet comfortable. Constructed with a combination of synthetic and leather materials, the upper portion provides a stylish design while also maintaining durability and comfort.
Perforation vents allows ventilation for the feet, reducing foot odor and helping the feet stay cooler and more comfortable. Users typically mention the comfort, quality, and reasonable price of these shoes.
Key Aspects :- Ideal for walking, jogging, and everyday life; comfortable; lightweight cushioning; stylish design
Skechers, founded by Robert Greenberg, specializes in American lifestyle and performance footwear.
Considered an excellent cross training shoe, the Skechers Sport Stamina Nuovo also provides a high level of comfort with Air-Sole cushion units. These cushion units and lightweight foam midsole offer 24-hour comfort throughout all aspects of life.
A combination of smooth nubuck leather and mesh creates a stylish and comfortable upper portion of the shoe. The rubber outsole is flexible while providing excellent traction. Users are typically impressed with its stylish design, comfort, support, and flexibility.
Key Aspects :- Ideal for cross training, Air-Sole cushion units, lightweight foam midsole, and excellent traction
The Rockport Group is an American company founded by Saul L. Katz and his son, Bruce R. Katz, specializing in the manufacturing of footwear.
Ideal for walking, the Rockport Men’s Chranson Walking Shoe provides excellent traction and shock absorption, helping maintain strong, healthy feet. The mesh lining keeps moisture away from the feet, allowing them to breathe.
Bio-mechanically designed soles provide support throughout the motions of walking. Shock absorbing heel cushions and latex foot bed cushions reduce foot fatigue. Typical comments of users include attractive design, comfortable and a quality product.
Key Aspects :- Ideal for walking, strong traction, cushioning for comfort, and bio-mechanically designed soles
As mentioned earlier, founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka, ASICS is a Japanese company specializing in athletic equipment.
An excellent shoe for running on paths or any other abrasive terrain, the ASICS Men’s Gel Venture 5 running shoe’s design provides comfort during long hours of running. A cushioning pad at the rear of the shoe supports the heel of the foot and the reinforced toe box provides protection from obstacles on the path.
Deep silicone grove out-soles enhance the jogger’s grip, making the shoe versatile in its usefulness across different terrains. This shoe’s design makes it ideal for heavier joggers, as well as those with high toe arches. Wearers typically comment on the shoe’s excellent traction when running up or downhill, protection from obstacles, and its attractive design.
Key Aspects :- Ideal for running, cushion support, and traction for all terrain types
While a multitude of running shoes exist on the market, with new varieties added on almost a daily basis, these are my top five picks for a walking shoe.
Sit down, determine what you are looking for in a shoe, what you must have, and what is not necessary, and then decide which shoe best fits your needs.