If you’ve been on the hunt for comfortable walking shoes, there are several things you should consider before purchasing the first cute pair you see. At Simons Shoes, we understand how intimidating it can be to look for shoes, especially with the diverse and cumbersome selection available on the market today. When it comes to picking out your next pair of athleisure and casual shoes, here’s a few things to keep in mind:


Walking Style

If you’re purchasing casual shoes for the sole purpose of walking, try to choose a shoe style that most closely matches where you will be doing most of your walking. Is there a park near your house with paved walking paths? Do you plan to walk on rough terrain? By narrowing down the activities and various environments you plan to wear your new shoes, you’re one step closer to finding the perfect pair.


As you may know, walking is significantly better for your knees and joints than running. As a result, your typical walking shoes may not require as much cushioning in the heel as your running shoes do. Walking shoes rather focus on providing extra padding under the ball of the foot, where most of your body weight resides while walking.


If you plan on wearing your new walking shoes in wet conditions, make sure they are waterproof. Purchasing a waterproof pair of shoes will ensure your feet never get too cold or wet on your evening stroll and will provide you with peace of mind outdoors.

Shoe Weight

If fitness is one of your goals, consider purchasing a lightweight athletic shoe. The last thing you want is to feel weighed down by bulky sneakers, especially if you’re trying to beat a personal walking record.

Walking Shoe Fit

A shoe that properly fits will trump all other shoe-related considerations like fashion and style. After all, you’ll never regret buying a pair of shoes that fits you well, especially if it means avoiding bruised toenails and heel blisters.    


As you can see, there are many things to consider before purchasing your next pair of walking shoes. At Simons Shoes, we’re proud to offer a large assortment of men’s and women’s casual shoes online. Whether you’re looking for women’s athleisure shoes to sport at a 5k, or need some cute flats to wear for a party this weekend, we have shoes to match every occasion!

Ready, set, walk!