Top 10 Walking Shoes

The Most Comfortable Shoes website has put together a list of the top 10 most comfortable walking shoes. Half of the pairs are for women and the other half are for men. All the shoes listed have been recommended by orthopedic field specialists based on foot care, foot support and custom insoles (inserts that increase your level of walking comfort). All the suggested brands can be purchased directly online or at a department store.

Mephisto AllRounder Niro – Women

This type of shoe is ideal for traveling and being on your feet all day. It includes a removable anatomical footbed (or shoe insert) that provides your feet support for walking. It also has a shock-absorbing system that provides protection to your joints, spine and vertebra against everyday jolts.

MBT M.Walk – Women

MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoes provide you the latest walking shoe technology design. These shoes actually help keep your muscles engaged in a constructive way to help improve your posture and relieve stress on your hips and knees and soothe ligament, tendon and joint injuries.

Merrell Siren Sport – Women

This walking shoe provides you an anatomical footbed (shoe insert) that follows the natural contours of your foot to offer it a secure position from your heel to toe. It also has Vibram rubber soles that give you quality traction.

Keen Presidio – Women

This shoe has waterproof leather and a removable shoe insert that helps your feet remain dry and securely cushioned. It also has oil-resistant, anti-slip rubber soles that make them helpful for walking long distances.

Brooks Addiction Walker – Women

The HydroFlow cushioning system of this shoe helps your feet absorb shock and provide your feet stability. The high-density carbon rubber contained in the heels helps increase the shoe’s durability and traction.

Merrell Intercept – Men

The air cushion midsole and in-board EVA footframe provide your feet comfort and stability. The sticky rubber on the heel helps protect your feet and enables you to grip any terrain.

MBT Tembea – Men

Like the MBT M. Walk shoes for women, these shoes are designed to help keep your muscles engaged and help improve your posture by working out lower back and leg muscles while you walk.

Ecco Seawalker – Men

The soles of these shoes are anatomically shaped, which helps them fit well, support your feet and provide good shock absorption. A soft insole is included, which increases your comfort wearing these shoes.

New Balance MW977 – Men

These shoes have waterproof leather and provide your foot compression and cushioning to ensure your comfort while walking long distances.

Mephisto All Rounder Town – Men

The Active Suspension shock absorbing system in this shoe’s heel help protect your feet from damaging vibrations and jolts.

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Ripa Ajmera has been writing for six years. She has written for ABCNews.com, General Nutrition Center (GNC), TCW Finance, Alliance for a New Humanity, Washington Square News and more. She was a Catherine B. Reynolds Scholar from 2006-2008 and graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with an Honors degree in Marketing.