I’ve only recently begun taking walking seriously as an exercise (I’ve lost 35 pounds! Yay, me!). That whole fitness wave, when it began years ago, went right over my head so I know less than nothing about how to buy good quality walking shoes. All I know is, they’re pretty doggone expensive, so I don’t have a lot of room to experiment.
Therefore, I’m asking the experts: you guys. If you have an opinion on the subject, let me know what you think:
- What is your favorite brand?
- What are the most important things to look for?
- How can I be sure they fit properly? (Just because they feel good in the store doesn’t mean they won’t start to hurt once I’m a mile from home already.)
- What do you think about gel insoles?
I’m going shopping at the end of November for a pair in the $100-ish range. My birthday is coming up, and that’s what I would like–a really good pair of quality walking shoes. I’m getting in tip-top shape for our 2014 trip to the UK, where we’ll be walking a lot, so this is important.
I would sure appreciate your feedback so my feet won’t be hurting when I’m blowing out the candles on my birthday cake!