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Here's the Truth ABout Walking Shoes!

You may wish to change some shoe habits to increase shoe life and decrease damage or pain. Proper shoe use can help you move further and faster.

Shoes do not last indefinitely.Shoes wear out after 500 miles.
If you treat leather uppers gently, they may still look good. There may be tread left. They're dead within.

Upsize walking shoesWalk with swollen fingers?

Your toes are swollen. Black toenails, blisters, and foot pain from swelling can result with too-small shoes.

Lacing prevents heel slippage

No one wants black toenails when walking. Some may blame too-big shoes for this. 
When you lace your shoes correctly, your heel stays in the heel cup.

Supportive shoes

Wear any shoes you have. If you expect to walk for more than a half-hour, use supportive, cushioned athletic shoes. Each stride flexes your feet, thus you need flexible shoes.


The appropriate socks can avoid blisters and hot patches. Wear the right-sized socks. Too large, they bunch and are unpleasant . Too tiny might cut off circulation and create pain.

One Brand Only

Instead of switching walking shoe brands, stick with one. So, your muscles will adjust less often. I

Long walks need shoes, not boots

European walkers wear boots. If your long walk is on pavement, wear marathon runners' and walkers' shoes. You'll need light padding. Choose long-distance shoes.

Hiking Shoes Are Needed

Hiking shoes lack support and protection. You'll learn this the hard way if you hike and get pricked by rocks and roots. Soles are protected by trail shoes or hiking boots.

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