Are you an avid walker? If you are, I assume you must know that walking shoes need to be replaced every six months. I have been a religious walker a few months ago, but I got lazy and I stopped. Maybe because of the cold weather. I haven’t put on my walking shoes for the past 3 months. I don’t even have the desire to walk at home with Leslie Sansone. I have her ‘walk away the pounds’ video, but the plain old lazy jane in me has taken over.
Here’s some tips how to pick the right walking shoe:
1. The front of the shoe should be flexible, meaning just the front and not the arch should bend easily.
2. Check for cushioning, stability and support by leaning back on your heel. When you walk. the heel should be stable and feel snug.
3. When you walk, slowly take one step forward from heel to toe. There should not be any form of resistance as your foot goes through the motion. You shouldn’t feel any pinching.
4. You should be able to wiggle your toes up and down and side to side within the toe box. That said, there should be enough room for your toes to spread out when you walk.