Think about it - we’re on our feet for a lot of the 24 hour day, but do we ever really put much thought into what shoes we’re wearing? To give our feet the treatment they deserve, we should be walking around in not only comfortable walking shoes, but stylish ones too!
Luckily we have a selection of women's walking shoes here at Grundy’s Shoes that offer comfort, support and style.
Here are our seven best picks for comfortable women's walking shoes below:
The ECCO OFFROAD WOMEN sandal is perfect for the warmer weather, with a leather upper and neoprene lining, for air circulation. An easy slip on closure with three adjustable velcro straps makes for a convenient shoe with a secure fit. It also features antimicrobial agents to stop bacterial growth from sweaty feet, and a FLUIDFORM™ DIP P.U midsole foam provides long-lasting cushioning and everyday walking comfort on and off the trail, as well as a durable rubber sole to give you that extra traction on a variety of surfaces.
If you’re not already a FRANKiE4 fan, you will be after getting yourself a pair of these. The JACKIE sneaker is packed with comfort and support with total leather upper and lining. You can wear them all day long without your feet hurting, and in style of course!
They are a podiatrist designed shoe, with a removable Functional Footbed that has heel support and cushioning, arch support and forefoot cushioning. It also comes with a Custom Fit Pack, to fit wide, standard and narrow feet. It has a lightweight sole, and is perfect for everyday wear, or if you’re travelling and will be on your feet all day.
The sporty ECCO COOL WOMEN athleisure sneaker has GORE-TEX® SURROUND® waterproof construction to ensure dry, comfortable feet in wet weather, so your feet are protected wherever you are. The FLUIDFORM™ Injection Technology and foot-fitted last deliver anatomical support and an integral, durable bond between the upper and sole, providing outstanding walking comfort, which makes them perfect for walking.
While these might not be suitable for hiking up a mountain (you could try but they could slip off haha!) the BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA sandal is a comfortable every day shoe, and would also be suitable for light walking.
This is because of the Birkenstock footbed, which moulds to the shape of your foot. It’s inspired by the natural imprint of a foot in the sand and feels just like walking barefoot, as well as the anatomical shape which supports the natural walking action of your foot. Foot and leg muscles are exercised and your health and well-being will benefit.
There is a raised toe-bar which is designed to encourage the natural gripping motion and helps with circulation and exercise for the legs. The natural heel profile and deep heel cup keeps the natural padding of the foot where it should be, under the heel which helps distribute weight more evenly.
KEEN fans call the PRESIDIO the best walking shoes because of the soft leather and cushioned footbeds. They are made with premium leather with Cleansport NXT™ for natural odour control and a compression moulded EVA midsole for extra support and stability. They feature a roomy toe box, and moisture wicking lining, as well as a metatomical footbed that is engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot. Perfect to pop on for a Sunday morning hike!
PROPET are the masters of comfortable walking shoes, and their women's TRAVEL ACTIV sneaker is an example of that. It has an engineered mesh upper with mesh lining, and a firm heel counter which reduces foot fatigue. It features Rejuve Motion Technology™ which has an advanced sole system that is contoured to provide a stabilising force that supports natural gait. A bonus is the slip resistant sole, and they can be washed too!
The MERRELL SIREN EDGE Q2 WATERPROOF sneaker has a mesh and synthetic upper with an M Select™ DRY membrane which seals out water and lets moisture escape. It also features the Merrell M Select™ FRESH antimicrobial agents to reduce odour, has a removable Kinetic FIT™ TRI insole supporting all three arches of the foot with a moulded nylon arch shank, and the M Select™ GRIP rubber outsole for traction on tougher surfaces. This hiking shoe offers support, alignment and stability.
We hope that gives you a few more choices when thinking about what comfortable women's walking shoes you might be after!
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