WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SNEAKERS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SNEAKERS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SNEAKERS 

In the past, sneakers were known as comfort shoes. They were designated for working out and sporting activities. As times have passed, people have started to see them as more than shoes for these two purposes. With the many different designs they come in nowadays, people spend over $700 and more for a pair. People in the past usually spent this amount on dress shoes or high heels, but clearly, times have changed. We see new people starting up YouTube channels whose sole purpose is to discuss different types of sneakers. From the young to the old. Spotting them with casual and official wear. From boys wearing them with skinny jeans to girls wearing them with dresses. It is no lie that sneakers are now the “it” shoes and the most sought after. So, where did sneakers come from? 

Who made sneakers?

According to Charlotte Chilton of the men’s health Magazine, Walt Webster invented the first sneaker in the 19th century. He named them plimsolls, and they looked very different from the one's today. They had thin rubber soles and thin top material. In 1892, a redesign was released by the Goodyear company. They had thick rubber soles melded to canvas fabric and a lace-up design; they were called keds. They began mass production of the keds in 1917. Boxers were among the first to embrace these shoes as they helped them move freely around the ring. In 1925, Goodyear started marketing their shoes for running. It was in 1930 that the sneakers' name came to play. People started calling them this because they could easily ‘sneak up' on others while wearing them because of their rubber soles. 

The Adidas was created in 1925, But they became more popular when Jesse Owens, an Olympic gold medalist, wore them in 1936. By the late 1930s, both boys and girls were wearing sneakers. In 1945, they started being used in the tag of war games due to their nonslip soles. In the late 1940s, converse sneakers were invented for use on the basketball courts, and spikes on the bottom of sprinting shoes started to evolve.

In 1955, more companies started their adaptations of the sneakers. The Adidas became the running shoes of the '70s. It was in these years that the chunky heel and more ankle support on the sneaker shoes were added. In 1984, Air Jordan’s were produced for the player Michael Jordan, which changed everything in the sneaker world. The following year, Adidas marketed their shoes for non-athletic usage. In the late '80s, Nike Air Force STS were released with their iconic swish logo. Which, according to Greek mythology, represents speed and fluid movement. 

Reebok came in 1995; its instapump became the thing for a lot of sneakerheads. The chunky dad, which was popular in 2019, was also popular in the late '90s.  In the early 2000's Nike released the Shox for runners. They also released the first Nike Frees in the late 2000s. In 2010, the patent leather lining became popular. Kanye West launched his Yeezy sneakers, which again changed the whole sneaker game. Together with the Air Jordan's, they're still a lot of people's favorites till now. The question of who made sneakers cannot be answered by just one name. It dates back to many different people who brought a change in the industry over the years.

Are sneakers machine washable? 

I own a few sneakers, and I can attest to the fact that they are machine washable, whether I decide to go on a hike with my friends or go for my morning jogs. I never worry about getting my shoes dirty because I know I can easily clean them. The process is not tedious, But it requires one to follow a few steps. The steps are to ensure that you do not damage your sneakers while you’re at it. 

You will need a liquid detergent, baking soda, an old toothbrush, your washing machine, and not forgetting your dirty sneakers. What you do first is sprinkle baking soda in each shoe. Do this, and leave them overnight. Next, remove the shoelaces and put them inside a wash bag. Rub the mud and dust off your sneakers using your old toothbrush. Put them in your washing machine, add your liquid detergent, then run the washer. Let them wash for around 40 minutes. Remove them and take them out to air dry. This keeps them from getting damaged from the heat of a dryer. 

The main points to note while washing your sneakers in your washing machine are:

  1. You must leave them overnight after sprinkling the baking soda on each shoe. Make sure you remove the baking soda the morning after. 
  2. You must remove the shoelaces before putting the sneakers in your washer. If you don’t want them to get tangled, put them in a wash bag. A pillowcase works too if you don't own a wash bag. 
  3. The purpose of brushing off all the mud and dust using an old toothbrush or a sneaker brush if you own one. Is to make sure the mud does not settle in the shoe eyelets. 
  4. Suppose you don't want the shoes to slam against the wall of your washing machine. Putting a few towels together with your sneakers prevents them from doing this as they balance the load. 
  5. Do not use any bleaching agent with your shoes in the washer. Liquid detergent is the most advisable cleaning agent to use. 
  6. Never use your dryer to dry your sneakers. Air drying is the best option. 

If you feel these steps are too complicated for you, hand washing your snickers is always an option. However, different sneakers are made from different fabrics. Next, I'll give you a guide on cleaning your sneakers, depending on the materials they are made from.

Most people think that the design of a sneaker is what makes them come to life. On the contrary, the materials used in making them is what gives the sneakers character. Suppose you want to become a sneaker designer or just want to understand the making of sneakers. You have to learn different materials used in making them. The most common materials used in making sneakers are leather. 

Cow leather is used because it is stretchable, flexible, and durable. It also comes in a variety of colors and texture. The good thing about making sneakers from leather is that the shoes end up being breathable. This makes your feet sweat less; they, therefore, do not get damp and, as a result, do not smell. There is, however, a bad side to this material. Sneakers made from them are heavy, can easily absorb water, and it is a costly material to acquire. For this last reason is why most leather shoes are expensive. But if you want quality sneakers, then leather made ones should be your go-to.  

Synthetic fabric is another go-to material for many designers. They come in a variety of colors. The material is cheap to acquire; thus, shoes made from this fabric are usually inexpensive for people who do not want to spend that much money on sneakers. Then synthetically made sneakers are the shoes for you. Foam is one of the most commonly used material in making the upper parts of sneakers. It comes in two types, the open-cell foam and the closed-cell foam. The main difference between these two is, in the open cell, foam air and water are free to enter and exit the upper part of the shoe. This means that sneakers made from open-cell foam are usually not waterproof. The closed-cell foam, on the other hand, does the opposite. It closes the air in and does not allow water to penetrate. It is, therefore, used to make waterproof sneakers. The best sneaker material is, however, mostly based on comfort, style, and durability. This basic knowledge of materials used to make sneakers will help you go a long way when it comes to cleaning all the types of sneakers you might own. 

You know that feeling you get when you can't quite get your sneakers clean?  Even after washing them multiple times. The mistake you could be making in such a situation all lies in the method you use to clean your shoes. Using means that do not suit the type of material your sneaker is made from can lead to frustration over the fact that your shoes aren't getting clean. I have had a few sneakers that I have thrown away over the years because they just wouldn’t get clean. Others would tear the moment I would start cleaning them. Others would lose form because I was using brushes that were too strong and thus damaged them. If you are like me and you have problems when it comes to cleaning your shoes. This next part is for you. 

 

 

Sneakers are a significant investment, and we all need to learn to take care of them in any way possible. Whether you go with your sneakers to the gym or wear them to work or go on a casual date, we all like it when our shoes look new and presentable each time we wear them. Experts say that it is only a few types of shoes that can be cleaned in washing machines. For sneakers with rubber elastic material, hand washing is the best option. This material is known to absorb a lot of water. The water is retained within the shoe, and it thus damages the shoes cushioning.

Sneakers made from flexible plastic, on the other hand, do not absorb that much water. Experts suggest that these are the best type of shoes to clean using a washing machine. If you don’t know how to identify the type of fabric your sneakers are made from. They are usually written either under the sole or on the flap under your shoelaces. Once you identify the type of fabric your sneaker is made from, cleaning becomes more comfortable. Spot cleaning is, however, the best way to clean sneakers.

Spot cleaning involves using a quick wipe. Dab and twist it all around your sneakers to help remove all the stains. This helps extend the life of your sneakers. If you necessarily have to use a washing machine to clean your shoes, then washing machines without agitators are the ones that are recommended. Most sneakers are made from different materials. So you might need to use varying methods to get just one sneaker clean. 

Many running shoes are made from nylon mesh; this is because of the apparent reason that this fabric is breathable—the netting in them. However, catch a lot of mud and dust when people are running. Experts suggest that to get a sneaker with this type of fabric clean. The person should use a soft brush to get all the dirt and mud out, instead of just using baking soda paste. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar. Do this for every dirty spot in your sneakers. Scrub it with your soft brush for a short while. Use a wet rag to clean out the stuck paste. Then air-dry your sneakers. This is the best way to clean the most running shoes.

There are brushes that have been made for the sole purpose of cleaning sneakers. So when you go shopping, check for a brand that is specific and sneakers friendly. A brush that is gentle enough to not mess with your shoe fabric and one that is hard enough to get rid of all the dirt on your shoes. Most of these brushes are made from materials such as horse and boar hair. For shoes with synthetic leather, stains do not soak like they do in mesh fabric shoes. The method for this type of shoes involves first soaking your rag in a mixture of detergent and warm water. Do this, then use your rag to wipe off all the areas with dirt. You can use a brush to clean out the areas with stubborn stains. Wipe it down with your wet rag, then, as usual, air dry it.

Shoes with knit fabric are to be treated very gently. This is because this fabric is fragile. Therefore, do not use a brush to clean them. A soft cloth is the better option. However, you may need to put more effort and do it for a longer period to take the stains out completely. Do not use detergent, instead use a mild soap. Put your rag in water and pass the soap all over it; after that, air dry it. For canvas shoes,  a mixture of baking soda and warm water does the trick. Use your soft brush or old toothbrush to clean them. Dip your brush in the mixture and scrub on the canvas until it’s clean. The shoes should dry with the paste still on. Then use a damp cloth to clean the remaining paste out. Unlike other fabrics of shoes, the canvas can withstand a washing machine. So if you are feeling too lazy to hand wash your canvas shoes, then feel free to run them through your washer. Their sturdy nature can stand it. Lastly, for the insides of any type of sneakers, warm water, and mild detergent will do the trick. Soak a brush in the mixture. Then use this brush to scrub the shoe until it gets clean. Let the shoe air dry. If, after an intense workout, your shoes get damp, take the inner soles out and put paper towels in. The paper towels absorb the moisture. Let them stay in for a while before you start cleaning. Always air dry your shoes. This keeps them from maintaining dampness, and thus they do not have a bad odor.

Everyone cleans their shoes for one reason or the other. Most do it because of bad odor. So what exactly brings about the bad odor that comes from shoes? Shoes can smell because of wearing them frequently. Some People wear their sneakers for walking, running, and even going to gyms for hours at a time. Most use these shoes for days without washing them. 

After doing this, they don’t let the sweat that the shoe has absorbed dry out. This is what causes the shoe to smell. Wearing different shoes on different days for different purposes and washing them afterward guarantees they won't smell. Other causes could be not wearing socks(which absorb the sweat) with your shoes—wearing shoes with leather material (which does not allow your feet to breathe) and foot fungus. It is advisable to always wear socks with your sneakers and wear shoes with material that allows them to breathe to keep your feet from having a bad odor.

Can sneakers be resolved?

If you ask different people, you might get very different answers. Some will tell you, yes, sneakers can be re-soled, and they will even go to the extent of giving you a story about how they re-soled their sneakers and how they are being of serving to them till now. Others will tell you, No, sneakers cannot be re-soled for one reason or the other. I would not say any of these people are wrong. In my opinion, there are some sneakers that can be re-soled, and there are others that cannot. Those that cannot are the ones who it's not only the sole that has worn out. The top of the shoe, too, needs a little repair themselves. In such cases, the best option would be to get rid of these old sneakers and go ahead and buy yourself new ones.

There are others who don't believe in re-soling or, rather, don't see the use in doing so. If you are this kind of person, then the next part is for you. What does re-soling do for you?

  1. Suppose you are a person of style and pride yourself in being unique. Then, re-soling your shoes is going to do just that for you. How? You ask. Resoling works in a way that whether you want your new soles in a different color, texture, or outlook, it provides all these varieties for you. The good thing here is that the cobbler works to satisfy your needs. You get to be the ‘designer ‘ of your soles in more ways than one. 
  2. If going to the shore store once a month, twice every other month or even eight to ten times a year is not your thing. Then re-soling your sneakers should be a thing you do. When you take your shoes for re-soling, you have a guarantee that they will last longer, and you will avoid these trips to the shoe store. It is a known fact that wearing your sneakers every other day is the reason why the soles wear out. Wearing them while they are worn out and with diminished treads is uncomfortable. For guaranteed comfort, re-sole your shoes!
  3. Re-soling is something you can do year after year. When you go to a cobbler, their way of crafting your shoes is more traditional compared to how shoe companies make them. They make your shoe soles in a way that is similar to how boots were made in the past. This helps extend your shoe life and make a fashion statement. The threads on the sole will look different from the one used by shoe companies. So many people will be awed by how different your shoes look. 
  4. Resoling allows you to spend less on your shoes and more on other things that matter. The generation right now prides itself on owning a lot of different types of shoes. Sneakers are covering a huge percentage. This is because shoes are now being sold cheaply, and people have started the habit of overlooking the quality in the hype of owning a lot of shoes. This has led to statistics showing that over 300,000 shoes are thrown away each year in the USA alone. Now imagine how many shoes are thrown away in the whole world each year. It can't be a small number, which is one way or another, causing harm to the environment. Not buying shoes and having them re-soled, therefore, helps in keeping the environment clean. 
  5. Comfort is everything. Whether it's the outfit you are wearing or the car you drive. Comfort is key, which is why people take cars for test drives before purchasing them. You try on an outfit before buying it. The same applies to shoes. When your soles are worn out, and you can't afford to get new ones. Or you still want to use these old ones, then re-soling is the solution. You get to pick out a sole you’re sure you will be comfortable in.

Re-soling your shoes is a great option, but why don't you invest in a shoe that is durable in the first place? Here’s how to know whether a shoe is durable or not. Look for shoes with a great reputation. People on Reddit are the most reliable sources. They are actual people who bought the shoes and have had experiences with them. Therefore, they give an unbiased opinion, unlike other sites where people say good things about sneakers because they get commissions for doing so. You, therefore, need to check for sneakers with positive reviews when it comes to durability. Durable shoes may not be as stylish as normal sneakers. Therefore, go for shoes with fewer designs. It is well known that the most durable sneakers are never the ones with the best style and taste. They are classic shoes whose durability is guaranteed. 

Look for alternate categories of sneakers. The most durable ones could be in the running shoe category; they could be shoes in the fast walking category and, in other cases, some hiking shoes. For example, hiking shoes with waterproof leather and Vibram soles are basically sneakers which have been proven to be durable. So always go for other varieties; you will most likely be surprised by how well they work for you. Do a thorough inspection of the inside of your shoe before purchasing them. Take the insole out If necessary. Do not take a shoe with lumps and glue stamps inside. These kinds of shoes are the major causes of blisters. They also cause a lot of pain when walking or running. So pick shoes whose insides are intact. 

Verify if your shoe is of great quality. Check where the sole and the upper part meet. Is the glue holding the shoe well? Are all the stitches well done? In many cases, undone shoes are usually of really poor quality. So check for any molding problem in the shoe to ensure you buy quality shoes. Shoes made of leather have been proven to be long-lasting. So if you come across a pair of sneakers with leather components, take them. They are guaranteed to serve you for a very long time. 

Canvas, on the other hand, is not an option if durability is what you want. These shoes are made to last for only a short while. They wear out easily and cannot really be re-soled. So, the fewer canvas shoes you own, the more money you save. The money you would have spent buying shoes every month. The shoe price is also another factor to consider. Higher prices don’t always guarantee quality. Most of these expensive shoes are just priced high because of the variety of styles and designs they come in. More often than not, the most durable sneakers are usually inexpensive. 

If you feel buying a durable shoe is a stretch. Then there are ways to help your sneakers last longer. Losing weight is an option. The less you weigh, the less pressure you put on your shoes. They, therefore, last longer.

Another thing is not wearing your sneakers. Rotate between two or more. Wearing them every day wears your soles out very quickly. If you, however, change them often, it guarantees your shoes will last longer. When your sneakers get wet, do not expose them to heat. Heat breaks down the glue holding your sneaker together—you shoe tears as a result of the heat. The best way to handle your sneakers in such a situation is to put them in a crumpled newspaper over some time. Let them breathe for a while. Then put them in a crumpled newspaper again. Never put them in a dryer. 

Can sneakers be washed in a washing machine? 

The washing machine Is a great and easy thing to use to clean your sneakers. But most experts advise against it if you want your shoes to last longer. Dry cleaning your sneakers are what helps them last longer. When removing your sneakers, always untie the laces. Yanking your shoes off may seem easier, But it causes more harm to your sneakers than you might think Creasing the top being one of them if you see the soles to your shoes separate. Putting glue in the parts that are tearing is always a better option. Letting them fall apart completely leads to you spending more money on getting new ones. 

Are sneakers running shoes? 

Sneakers come in different varieties. There are types of sneakers that are made specifically for running. They differ from walking shoes in that the walking shoes are stiff and do not allow a runner to flex. Running shoes differ from one another in terms of the amount of cushioning, level of the heel to toe drop, and stability. Running shoes have more cushioning. This is because the runners hit the ground with an impact three times their body weight.

This is why most runners advocate for air cushioning in their shoes, and most running sneakers offer this. Some sneakers have built-up heels that provide stability for runners. When running, they strike the ground with either of the three parts of their feet. This is why each runner picks a shoe that best suits their heel to toe drop. Flared heels provide stability for runners who hit the ground at their mid or forefoot. Most running sneakers flex at the midfoot and others at the forefoot, which is great for runners.

The most important things that people are reminded of when picking running shoes are:

  1. Pick shoes that have been specified as running shoes. This is because the design with which running shoes are made to prevent injury and absorb shock. This helps the runner move with ease while running. 
  2. The shoe should be the right fit. For every type of shoe, finding the right fit is key. It keeps you from getting injured and ensures your running experience is not painful. Tight-fitting shoes tend to give blisters. These are painful and may cause a runner not to run for a while until they heal.
  3. Chose your shoe in accordance with the kind of running you plan on doing. From everyday running shoes to lightweight running shoes and trail running shoes, always pick a  shoe that serves your purpose.
  4. The price matters. It is well known that the higher the price, the more technology and comfort features are added to a shoe. The cheaper the shoe, the less the comfort. Though not all cheap shoes are uncomfortable, some go out of fashion, and new brands are brought in. This is why their prices are reduced.
  5. Know the shoe language. From heel to toe drop(this is the way your shoe is shaped. Bulkier heel, thinner front, or the other way round). It is important to know which heel to toe drop works best for you. Stack height is the amount of material between the ground and your shoe or rather the amount of cushioning in your shoe. Knowing this helps you determine what amount of cushioning works best for you. And lastly, the pronation control this basically means stability—the more stable the shoe, the faster the runner.

There are sneakers that are made specifically for running. With these factors to consider, it should be easy to find one that meets your needs.  

I never knew sneakers were categorized according to purpose before I started writing this article from those comfortable for walking to those comfortable for running and many more. If right now, you go to your search bar and type "which sneakers are best for walking," you will be surprised by how many results you will get. Different sources say different things. Some were categorizing them based on comfort, sole size, gender, leg width, and even top design. 

Before we dive into what shoes are best for running and the reasons why we need to know the basics, we all have feet, and if you are a sneakerhead, you most likely think you know your feet well. But I’m sure the next part will come as news to you. Here are some of the factors I would recommend you consider the next time you walk into a store to buy a new pair of shoes. 

Feet grow as one age, they may get longer, and due to all the walking over the years, the bottom of your feet may have thinned out. So before picking out a shoe that you know was a perfect fit last year. Put your feet in and make sure they fit. It is a known fact that for any organ that is a pair in our bodies, one is always bigger or, in this case, longer than the other. If you want to make sure you buy comfortable shoes. Use the larger foot to pick out your size. 

 

 

We all have different types of feet. So knowing your foot type is another important thing to consider when purchasing new shoes. There are basically three feet types. These are the low arched, high arched, and neutral arched feet. So when picking out new shoes, know the type of feet you have. Learn which one is made to meet the needs of your type of feet and be assured you will always buy shoes that will always work for you. 

Keep the fact that there are some parts of your feet, which, when they are in uncomfortable shoes, tend to ache. Consider which part of your feet experience the most pain and pick out a shoe that will make sure these parts have enough cushioning. Be it the heel or front of your feet. Make sure the new shoe does not cause you any pain.

Lastly, consider the climate of where you live if you live in an area that has rainfall most times of the year. Pick out shoes with soles with good treading. They should also be waterproof; this keeps your shoes from getting damp once you get caught in the rain. The environment you live in should be a factor to consider too. If you love hiking and most of the hiking trails in your area have stones, then shoes with strong soles are what you should buy, and If you walk for hours on end, then shoes with great cushioning should be your go-to.

Which sneakers are best for walking? 

Getting shoes that fit is a great factor for all your needs. Whether you are buying shoes for walking, running, or going to work, having a shoe that fits guarantees, you will be comfortable going about your business any day. Sneakers work the same. So here are tips for finding sneakers that fit you perfectly.

Shoes do not always fit depending on the size written under the sole, inside the shoe, or under the lace flap. The sizes are different depending on which company made them, what country they were made in, and the brand of the shoes. It is advisable to always try your shoes on before buying them. Even if the size written on them is your shoe sizes, I had mentioned earlier, picking shoes according to your feet shape is very important. You can make your shoe shape by making your feet wet and making a print of it on a piece of paper. Whenever necessary, take this print of your shoe shape with you when you go shopping. It will help you and the buyer get shoes that will cater well to your feet.

Make sure your new shoes leaves adequate space for you to wiggle your tiny toe. This toe is usually the one that is affected most by blisters. When you get a shoe that does not give your toe space to move around, you will definitely suffer the consequences. Most people cannot buy a shoe until it passes the wiggle test. 

Feet tend to swell or rather expand after you spend the whole day on your feet. Experts recommend the evening as the best time to purchase new shoes. The swelling makes the feet bigger. This allows you to pick a shoe that will not hurt you at the end of the day. 

Try on the shoes you intend to buy with your socks or leggings on while you are still at the store. This will tell you how comfortable you will be when you wear them on a normal day. If you go to the store in your open shoes, carry a pair of socks in your bag. Buying your shoes without wearing them with your pair of socks may mean that once you get to wear them after purchase. They might end up not fitting you. 

Make sure the shoes you buy cover the bigger parts of your feet completely. This is where the issue with knowing what feet type you have comes in. Some people have bulkier heels, while others have slim heels. Others have flat feet, the kind of feet that touch the floor wholly. Then there are others who’s feet only touch the floor on one side. Different shoes are made to cater for different types of feet. So know where you fall Before purchasing a new pair. 

Make sure the shoes are not tight fitting. As I had said before, your feet swell. They become larger at the end of a busy day. So make sure the shoes you buy are not tight-fitting because they may end up hurting your feet. This is through leaving you with blisters. Tight-fitting shoes might also end up ruining your toes and making your toenails weak. Your heels should not slip inside the shoes. Lastly, walk around the store and feel how well they fit and how comfortable you are walking in them. 

Since the lists are long, I will pick out six of the shoes that are best for walking for men and women. The following best shoes for walking are rated according to how well they fit, how comfortable one is when wearing them, and, most importantly, arch support. According to better by today, the best walking shoes for women are:

  1. Ryka devotion plus two walking shoes have been rated as the best and most favorite by over 1000 customers going positive reviews. This because they have features that allow the feet to breathe, and they are not too bulky.
  2. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19. They are said to have a 'guiderail' system that balances the foot and offers stability. 
  3. New balance women’s 860v10. They are running shoes that are said to provide more comfort than normal walking shoes. They have additional cushioning that absorbs shock and does joint protection.
  4. New balance women’s WW1865 walking shoes are made with synthetic material which guarantees long term use; it is lightweight and padded with extra cushion for comfort. 
  5. Saucony pro grid integrity S72. With great stability and extra padding for shock control. These shoes are recommended for low-arched people.
  6. ASICS GEL-Quantum 360-5. They are designed to walk on rough and rocky surfaces. They are the best for people recovering from foot and ankle injury. They are said to be very durable. 

There are so many other great walking shoes for women. These are, however, the few that most experts recommend. Here are the best walking shoes for men, according to Christine, the luff of very well fit the magazine.

  1. New balance men's V5 sneaker. They have a lightweight and breathable upper, which helps keep feet cool and dry. They offer great support for walking due to the presence of high energizing cushioning. They are available in men sizes 7 through 16.
  2. ASICS men's Gel venture 7.mostly used for fitness walking. It has Gel cushioning that improves shock absorption. They are very breathable and come from sizes 7 to 15 and in different colors. 
  3. Sketchers performance Go walk max. Despite being lightweight, they offer comfort similar to that of heavier shoes. It has extra padding on the heels for a comfortable fit. They come in men's sizes 7 through 15 and are said to be ideal for long walks. 
  4. Merrell men's all-out blaze aero-sport hiking water shoes. These shoes have a contoured foam footbed and molded heel counter that absorbs shock and increases stability. The upper mesh gives it breathability, thus keeping one's feet fresh. The freshness also comes from the Merrell odor-fighting technology that is incorporated in the shoes.
  5. Rockport World Tour classics. They are molded to the shape of one’s feet and give them a custom fit. It is padded to prevent irritation and blisters. It has a stable base and rubber for stability. They come in men’s sizes 6 through 17.
  6. New Balance 608v5. They are the best for people with wide feet. They are durable, supportive, and comfortable. They can handle all weather conditions. It has an Adzorb midsole, which makes each step feel bouncy, thus giving the person more energy to walk.

The bottom line

Whether they are for speed walking, a walk in the park, or going on a hike, the best walking shoes should be comfortable and durable. There are a whole lot of shoe types depending on the purpose, age, design, and even the targeted market. Shoesr is your one stop partner for all shoe concerns. Try us today!


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