WALKERS WHO HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET FOR SHOE REVIEWS may have been disappointed at what’s featured on these pages. It seems as though the recommended clunky white and black models are mostly meant to be worn by people who need the assistance of WALKER equipment to stay upright. Or by workers who stand long hours at their jobs. Alternatively, there are a few sites which cater to elite speed walkers, which offer made-to-order custom footwear.
If you are looking to find shoes to help you in training to walk faster and over long distances, a piece by Wendy Baumgardner for VeryWellFit.com provides solid advice!
Baumgardner covers the basics and tells readers new to training what more experienced walkers learned by trial and error. She explains that running shoes tend to be better for this purpose than traditional clunky walking shoes. Then she outlines which running shoe features are best for walking fast.
This is GREAT news! It means walkers can enjoy the variety and seasonal changes in color and fashion available to runners searching for footwear.
Not all running shoes are appropriate for walking, however. Baumgardner identifies flexibility, a low heel to toe drop, non-flared heels, and cushioning as important. The article links a list of recommended shoes, but with the previously mentioned guidelines, walkers have sufficient information to find more models to their liking. Bringing a copy of the article to the specialty running store might be helpful.
With Baumgardner’s help walkers can enjoy much more excitement, style, and functionality.
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