I don’t need new Runners, I do need Walking shoes for the gym as I use the treadmill amongst many other machines and of course walking around the area where I live.
I happened to be in the supermarket the other day an picked up the Fitness Magazine and it had an article on the best sneakers for running, hiking, spinners and a lot more. There is a list of 20 best sports performance sneakers from their survey.
The magazine displayed, what they consider the best buys, after 115 readers tried out the spring sportiest styles. I have showed you two of them. I agree with them about the walking shoe as I have a pair already of that brand. They have been very comfortable and worn very well as I have had them over a year and they have worked hard. I now need a new pair so I will go and get the same again. I also recommend them. The runners, well I would not know as I hate running.
So if you are looking for new sporting shoes I recommend you go get the magazine or go to their site. It is always good to get an opinion of someone who has done trials on these shoes. It is an expensive item if you buy gym shoes that are uncomfortable.
The Best Running Neutral Cushioned Shoe
Mizuno Wave Creation 11
The plastic “wave” midsole in this lightweight shoe takes cushioning up a notch by absorbing impact along your entire foot, thereby creating ouch-free landings for joints. Plus, its underfoot ventilation system prevents overheating, and a soft sock liner keeps feet sweat- and odor-free. “Absolute comfort!” one tester says. “My struggle to find the perfect shoes is over.” ($135, zappos.com)
Footnote: If you’ve got high arches, like tester Carrie Carlson, 29, chances are you need more cushioning than stability in your sneaks. “It was as if the Mizunos were made for my feet; they had me running like a gazelle,” says Carrie, who jogs after work along New York City’s East River.
The Best Walking Shoe
New Balance 760 Walking Shoe
This supportive sneak not only looks like a running shoe but also feels as light and breathable as one. Its lower-to-the-ground profile trims drag from your step, and a flexible outsole divided down the center promotes a well-aligned roll-off. “These shoes practically formed to my feet. I was so at ease in them that I ended up walking faster than my normal pace,” one tester says. ($85, newbalance.com)
Footnote: Flexibility is key when it comes to walking shoes. Mindy Anaya, 30, of Santa Maria, California, says the give and take she got from the New Balance 760 was just right. “Two days of shopping with my mom and sister, and my feet didn’t hurt at all!”