Best Walking Shoes for Women 2021: Allbirds, New Balance, Nike, Merrell and More

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With the arrival of spring, many of us are refining our fitness goals for 2021. Whether you’re trying to stay fit or stay healthy, have all the gym equipment and the clothing you need is very important. Some people want intense spin exercises, while others prefer yoga. Walking is one of our favorite, and one of the healthiest, forms of exercise. First of all, it’s low-impact, so you can have a conversation about last night. Single episode while doing it. Another benefit is that people who regularly walk at a moderate intensity have a lower risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.

But that doesn’t mean that walking is always easy. We’ve all been there – your “dogs start to bark” and toes twitch, you have pain in the soles of your feet or shooting pains in your arch or heel, or plantar fasciitis decides to kick the moment you wakes up. That usually means it’s time for a new shoe. In fact, these are the largest signs you need to replace your training shoes with a good walking shoe.

What you are looking for is a shoe that is breathable and comfortable throughout the day, that cushions your heel and supports your arches. (Also, it should be a stylish walking shoe and look cute.) Supportive, well-made, and comfortable walking shoe or sneaker options can make a difference in the number of miles you travel without pain on your feet.

We collected some of the best walking shoes for women (check out our best running shoes if that’s your thing) that also happen to be sleek and stylish, which means you can wear them off duty too.

Explore ET Style’s top picks to find the best walking shoes, below.

Each product has been selected and the style of each product has been reviewed by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some product links on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.


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