Walking shoes, which are the best?

The question to choose walking shoes: “which are the best?” is sometimes not able to answer and luckily I got the opportunity to test the best walking shoes. A comparison!

Walking shoes

The result of this test questions from our community and my walking tours that we want to do in the Scottish highlands. So I’m going to test several walking shoes to get the best and I’m not going to cut it.

Cheap walking shoes

So if you’re looking for cheap hiking boots then you better think of Googling for another test of walking shoes. Although there are walking shoes which are cheap, often expensive one are bought because the risk of injury is lower in my experience.

Test walking shoes

Every year there is a comprehensive walking test held among others by the ANWB. It is nice, but what is the mean of such a walking test anyway? It says at least nothing that the shoe which is the best in ANWB walking test has also been the best shoe for you. All in all, below you can read more about the pros and cons of a walking test.The best walking shoes do not exist, but the best walking shoes for you does!

A cheap walking shoe is not automatically a bad walking shoe and therefore a cheap walking shoe can be a good walking shoe for you.

Conversely, it also works like this: a very expensive walking shoe can also be a terrible walking shoe for you because it does not reflect your wishes and running style.

A walking shoe is only good when (the walking shoe category) it fits your usage and your feet. Each foot is different and thus the shoe as very good, the test is still very bad on your feet, because it is just not right away.

To summarize: Each walker walks differently and therefore the shoe as moderate coming from the test, yet good enough for you as a walker which not more than one-block walk around the house with the dog … if the walking shoe is perfect!

Requirements of walking shoes

What is important about walking? Really only one thing:

– Will I get no blisters or sore feet along with it?

Blisters or sore feet screw up a great walking or hiking completely so this must be prevented. If walking shoes do make my feet sore or get me blisters then I will not take them.

Shoes to walk with long distance

It is usually walking shoes which in the category B or B/C are perfect for this

In addition, walking shoes are fine as they are:

– Do not be too hot

– Do not be too cold

– Do not stink too hard

– Do not wear out quickly

Light hiking

Choose now for those glitzy shoes or more modern light walking shoes? On vacation in the summer you can go with shoes that are not not waterproof, in fine colors for every far walk.

High or low boots

High shoes are also sometimes demanded to protect your ankles and your foot to flip fine and that is why many hikers choose them. I also go with high shoes when I walk on rough terrain but I prefer low one as it is friendly flat walk.

Choosing best walking shoes

Best walking shoes I choose only just go for quality as high comfort without blister and feet sore


How to make sure of your walking shoes size?

Fitting walking shoes is essential

In recent years more and more people was wondering whether they could give advice on the right walking shoe size. A wrongly chosen walking shoe can cause damage in the future to muscles fand joints. According to a large demand for expert advice, some study have been carried out. PK has made a free foot and gait analysis. Only in this way will the consultant together with you can find out the walking shoes which best suites your foot type, body type and running style.

Free foot and gait analysis

Unique method

To prevent blisters, back problems and injuries, it is important that you wear walking shoes that fit your body and workout style. A pair of wrongly chosen walking shoe can cause damage in the future to muscles and joints.

The expert consultants fit a unique way of working, so that you can rest and assure that you will go home with the right walking shoe.

Introductory talk

In the introductory discussion, various data have discussed with you, such as training data, complaints and injury history. This information is indeed a major role in finding the right walking shoe.

Foot Mirror Analysis

At the foot mirror analysis feet from underexposed, so the advisor can see what type of foot you have and what you need from a walking shoes. After the foot mirror analysis you will know which walking style and which shoes are possibly suitable for you.

From this selection of walking style, the consultant will work with you to find out what shoes are the best in fit and settlement. You can indicate your wishes on the shoe yourself. The various materials are also discussed and we look for what best suits your training style.


When you have a number of suitable shoes fit, you often already have a slight preference for a particular pair of shoe. To ensure that this really is the best choice for you, try the shoe on the 35 meter long indoor walk to settle it once more thoroughly. This tells the advisor that this is really the most appropriate shoes to you.

Good walking shoes: buying tips (Part 2)

1. Are you looking for good walking shoes? Let us give you some tips!

You are looking for walking shoes but you might not know where you’ve been up to look out for and what is important. In that case, you may need our help. On this page we give you many tips which will allow you to prepare for the purchase for your walking shoes and prevent a bad buy from occur. This avoids the possibility that your shoes disappear after one time and never to come out the closet again.

2. Should you be prepared? Preventing a bad buy? Read our advice!

On this page we like to prepare you for purchasing a good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots. In short, our advice concludes steps as follows:

  • Prepare yourself, read some information
  • Choose the category of shoe that meet your needs
  • Go for the purchase to a specialist with good staff
  • Let your feet measured and expect good advice
  • Look for the review opinion about the walking shoes vendor
  • Read our additional tips and read more information on this site

3. Do you want to read more tips? We have them for you

We have the Following tips for walking shoes:

Tip 1. Try on walking shoes? Adjust your feet and cut your nails


Tip 2. Have hiking socks? Take them.


Tip 3. Buy Shoes? Take your time!

Tip 4. Avoid the busy times at the shop

Tip 5. Need walking shoes? Buy them well in advance.

Tip 6. Do not listen to whatever other advise you to buy your walking shoes!

Tip 7. Walking shoes are functional, do not be swayed by the appearance but on the comfort!


Tip 8. Afford to buy at least two pairs of shoes, but not too many shoes

Tip 1. Hiking shoes fit? Was just your feet and cut your nails

If you are going to try on walking shoes then try on when your feet is in their natural size. You should try on the new shoes at the end of the day because it is when your feet are the same crops. Cut your nails if it is necessary because if you have nails too long, you can not feel good on the shoes or the size of the shoe [How to make sure of your walking shoes size] will be chosen wrong.

Tip 2. Have hiking socks? Take them with you.

If you are going to buy hiking boots then you should apply this with walking socks. Have good walking socks and take them to the store. If you do not have them then that’s no problem. On a walking shoes specialist they will always have clean socks for you to try on.

Tip 3. Buy Shoes? Take your time!

Buying walking shoes takes some time. Do not buy them in a rush because it can turn out a bad buy and waste of money. Make sure you also have time.

You need to be keep in mind that you are well informed, your feet are measured carefully, and several at pairs must be tried on before you come to a good purchase.

 Tip 4. Avoid the busy times at the shop

Buying walking shoes requires time and attention from both you and the seller. The seller will certainly give you some time to be alone because he must divide his attention between multiple customers. If you come at a busy time of the shop then you should know that you may have to spend more time to try on the shoes.

You Should avoid busy days in the store like the Saturday and the Sunday (if the store open in Sunday). If you are unable to shop on weekdays then go on Saturday as early as possible. If you do not know when is the best time to come to the shoes store, if it is necessary, then call them in advance.

Tip 5. Need walking shoes? Buy them well in advance.

Maybe you need walking shoes for a holiday or for a walk. Do not buy them at the last moment! Although you usually walk, you should make sure to get used to you new walking shoes. More over, the chance of wasting money is bigger when you are going to buy a walking shoes in the rush.

Tip 6. Do not listen to whatever other advise you to buy your walking shoes!

If someone hears that you are going to buy a walking shoes and give you some advice that you need to buy a certain type of shoes, thank Immediately this person but remember this information! Every person has differential feet and a walking shoe is for very personal purposes!! Good shoes for this person can be a bad buy for others. Go to a good shoes store and look up for the information on this site, you can make a good purchase yourself. This includes tests that you might do in the consumers’ association ANWB guide or reading or some other respectable magazine. Information that you can take with you is the opinion on quality and durability but not about the fit or the comfort. This experience is different from each person. Go to the shop and have your own feelings! It’s finally your feet and your shoes not for anyone else

Tip 7. Walking shoes are functional, do not be swayed by the appearance on comfort!

You can not argue about taste of fashion, and that we will certainly do not account for as a criteria to choose a pair of walking shoes. One can find it a very nice walking shoe and the other hideous. If you find them hideous, please not be swayed by the appearance! For what you buy the walking shoes? At least not for a fashion show but perhaps for great walks. Put your vanity aside and let yourself be guided by the comfort and function of walking shoes. Our tip? Apply them with your eyes closed and let your feet tell you what shoes that they want !!

Tip 8. Afford to buy at least two pairs of shoes, but not too many shoes

It may be that the first pair of walking shoes that you wear are equally good. Our advice is to apply for at least one other pair. Those are maybe even better!

On the other hand, do not buy too many shoes! Do not try all the shoes in the shop on because it only makes the purchase much more difficult. Not all shoes which are in a store are suitable for you. If you buy in a walking shoes specialist then you can rely on the best advice of a good seller and make selection out of his suggestion.

Remember the tips [Good walking shoes: buying tips (Part 1)]and good luck with your purchase!