How to choose long walking shoes

Shoes suitable for long walking

Walking shoes are your ideal companion for outdoor sports. It is important to choose the right pair because you need a pair of shoes that can adapt to different terrain activities and outings. Comfort, practicality, and warmth (when the temperature is high, you need to choose shoes with good ventilation) are the most important aspects to consider when choosing the next pair. Feeling good in nature has never been easier-thanks for our useful guide on how to make shoes suitable for long distances.

Features of good shoes for long walking

When looking at the advantages and characteristics of a good hiking shoe, you will quickly understand that no matter where you go, your feet should be supported. Knowing what good shoes are and first-class shoes can make the choice much easier. This is why we want to clarify the basics for you.

Waterproof: The weather cannot always be predicted. You can wear waterproof shoes all year round. This is especially beneficial if you experience a shower, as it can still keep your feet warm and dry.

Support: The correct foot support determines whether walking is fun or painful. No one wants to go home early, nor do they want to endure the latter!

Lining: Running shoes with comfortable, warm lining can bring many benefits to your feet, especially when hiking in the early morning in a cool climate. The unique inner lining plays the role of insulation, keeping your feet comfortable and warm. Well-padded inner shoes can also reduce the friction between your feet and the material, thereby preventing blisters that can slow you down.

Sole: The sole of walking shoes may be the most important point. A stronger bottom surface like our EVA sole not only helps keep your feet warm and dry but also reduces other pain and discomfort. That’s because the EVA sole helps to absorb shock, which means that every step you take will reduce the impact. The shock absorption effect of the sole on the foot helps to reduce the pressure on the knees and other joints. This allows you to run without worry.

What are the functions of comfortable shoes?

The way the shoe is manufactured will affect its fit and function. Knowing the basic components of walking shoes can help you categorize the many styles and brands available.

Achilles tendon protector: By locking the shoe on the heel, the pressure on the Achilles tendon is reduced.

Heel collar: cushion the ankle and ensure a proper fit.

superior. Fasten the shoes to the feet, usually made of leather, mesh, or synthetic materials. The mesh cloth can be better ventilated and lighter in weight.

Insole: cushion and support your feet and arches. The detachable insole can be washed during walking or taken out to dry.

Gel, foam, or air midsole: When your feet are on the ground, they help cushion and reduce impact.

Outsole: in contact with the ground. Grooves and treads can help maintain traction.

Toe box: Provide space for toes. The spacious round toe helps prevent calluses.

Consider the shape of your feet

Feet come in many shapes and sizes. To avoid painful problems, please consider the shape and size of your feet when buying a pair of walking shoes. Remember, your shoes should conform to the shape of your feet. You should never force your feet to conform to the shape of a pair of shoes.

Width and length

Shoes that are too narrow or too wide can cause painful blisters and calluses. A toe box that is not high enough does not provide enough space for your toes-can cause pain from diseases such as bunions and hammertoes.

Arch type

The intricate arrangement of the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the foot forms the left and right (metatarsal) and longitudinal (longitudinal) arches. When you walk, these elastic and flexible arches help distribute your weight evenly on your feet. Your arches play an important role in how you adapt to various surfaces as you walk.

Choose walking shoes that fit your arch type. Generally speaking, feet belong to one of the following three categories:

Neutral arches. The neutral arch will not be overly arched, nor will it be overly flat. If you have a neutral arch, look for shoes with a solid midsole, a straight to semi-curved last (a last refers to the shape of the sole and the footprint of the shoe around it), and a moderately stable hindfoot.

Low arch or flat feet. Low arches or flat feet may cause muscle stress and joint problems in some people, although there is no direct link. If you have significantly flat feet, you may benefit from walking shoes with straight lasts and motion control to help stabilize your feet.

The arch of the foot is high. A high arch can cause excessive tension in the joints and muscles, because your feet may not be able to absorb shocks, especially when you are doing a lot of impact or jumping activities. Look for cushioned shoes to help absorb shocks. In some cases, a curved shoe last may also help.

However, the most important thing is comfort. There is no “best shoe” for a specific foot type. Comfort and fit should be your main criteria.

Get the best fit

If they don’t fit, the best-designed shoes in the world won’t work. Here are some tips to help you find the best walking shoes:

Wear the same socks as when walking, or take them to the store.

Buy shoes after you have been walking for a while, later in the day, when your feet are the largest.

Buy shoes at a sneaker store with professional fitters or a store with many options.

Ask the salesperson to measure your feet, measure it yourself, or ask a friend or family member to help you. Always measure your feet every time you buy shoes because your foot size will gradually change over time. Stand while measuring your feet to get the most accurate measurement results.

If one foot is larger than the other, try a pair of shoes that fit your big feet.

Try on two pairs of shoes and check that they fit. Move your toes. If there is no distance of at least half an inch (1.3 cm) between the longest toe and the end of the shoe (approximately the width of your finger), try a larger size.

Make sure the shoes are wide enough. The left and right fit of the shoes should be close-fitting, not tight-fitting. Women with wide feet might consider men’s or boys’ shoes, which have larger heels and soles.

Put on your shoes before buying them. They should feel comfortable immediately. Make sure that your heel is close to each shoe and will not slip when you walk.

Replace worn-out shoes to prevent injury

All walking shoes will eventually show signs of wear. Even if they still feel comfortable and don’t have much outerwear, they may not provide enough support or shock absorption.

Change shoes in the following situations:

Outsole is worn

Your current running or walking has reached 450 to 650 kilometers

Even if the shoes look good, most will lose impact protection after about 450 to 650 kilometers. When you reach the maximum mileage of your shoes, make a mark on your calendar to remind yourself to change your shoes and record how long it usually takes you to travel 450 to 650 kilometers.

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