5 Tips to Buy Your First Pair of Walking Shoes

July 23, 2018

Footwear is an essential accessory in order to complete your look. Now is the time when you can find a stylish pair of shoes for any occasion. Whether it is casual or professional, party or physical training, you own a different pair for each situation. With an augmented trend of gym and exercise, types and varieties of walking and training shoes have also increased.

Walking and running are two of the purest forms of exercise that do not need any special training, tools or expenses. The only expense you need to make would be for buying walking/running shoes. There are numerous kinds, colors, and brands available in the market. Choosing the right pair can be difficult when you know you want to buy shoes for a specific reason – walking. If you need to know how to buy a perfect pair of walking shoes, follow the guidelines given below:

1. Know the measurement of your feet

It might seem something silly like ballet flats but, it is important to know the size of your feet. Most shoes have a measurement in millimeter while some also have it in inches. The size of your feet directly relates to the size of your shoes. You would want a perfect pair of walking shoes in which you would be able to walk miles and miles.

Thus, the size and comfort provided by the shoes are crucial for your feet. Also, sizes vary from brand to brand so, make a fair choice while buying shoes. Once you are sure of the size of your feet, you can place an online order as well in order to shop a brilliant pair of shoes.

2. Let there be enough room in the shoes

There should be enough room left in the shoes near the toe and the heel. When you walk for miles, your feet swell that causes expansion. If your shoes are exactly touching your toes and heels, chances are that they would too tight to walk an extra mile after swelling. Thus, always buy a pair where there is some space of at least half centimeter in front and back of your shoes when you wear them. Make sure your toes never feel cramped or squished and your heels never hurt while walking.

3. Comfort should be your priority

Each foot is different and so is a shoe. When you are shopping for walking shoes, comfort should be the key priority. Your shoes should move as your feet move while you walk. Comfort should be ahead then style and durability while you are making a fair choice for your walking shoes. Feet should never hurt when you wear the shoes; a pair should give your comfort from all the side to your feet threat synonym.

4. Shoe material and flexibility

A pair of walking shoes should neither be heavy nor be hard. It should be made with a light material that provides slight air circulation and cushion to the bottom of your feet. Then only you would be able to walk for a long time. Most walking shoes offer to cushion under the balls of the feet rather than the heels. Do some research of what would be comfortable for your feet and then buy the shoes.

5. Wear socks always!

When you invest money in shoes, do the same for socks too. If you do not wear socks, your feet will remain sweaty or damp which might form blisters. Socks absorb the moisture and keep your feet clean and dry that is good for your health.

Be careful while choosing socks; it should have comfortable padding in the heel and near the toe to handle the impacts of your activities. Socks come in a variety of style, designs and features these days. Some are no-show-socks while some offer seamless material that lessens the rub and discomfort inside the shoes. Avoid cotton socks as much as possible because they absorb the moisture and retain it instead of transferring it to the shoes.

If you remember to follow these simple tips while buying a pair of walking shoes, you would surely get the best one. Know that if the shoes do not fit your feet perfectly, it can be the reason for a number of physical problems affecting feet to your legs and back. If you are wondering how to save more on walking shoes, you can take advantage of sales and coupons while placing your orders. There would be nothing more fascinating than a pair of shoes that offers enormous comfort and fitting to your feet.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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