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Walking Shoes

Love being on the go? Walk comfortably in shoes that flatter your stride. Walking shoes fall on a spectrum of flexibility versus support, and often, the right balance of both features provide for the best shoe.

Motion control sneakers are more designed for people who tend to overpronate--the foot rolls inward with each step. Heavily worn shoes that belong to people who overpronate tend to be flatter and worn the most on the inner edge where the arch is. Motion control shoes provide support to help guide the stride. Overpronators who prefer more flexible shoes can also consider inserts to help provide the needed support.

Asics Gel Nimbus sneakers are lightweight shoes that provide the necessary support found in motion control shoes. The Space Trusstic System provides a midsole stabilizer while the Guidance Line Vertical flex groove and impact guidance system offer gait efficiency and support a proper heel to toe roll.  The Biomorphic Fit upper and discrete eyelets create a more custom fit.

In contrast, cushioned shoes provide the least support and the most flexibility, almost like going barefoot. Nike's Air Pegasus is a lightweight shoe that provides a man-made flex sole for increased flexibility.

Meanwhile, stability shoes are more flexible than motion control sneakers. While providing more support than cushioned shoes, stability shoes provide the best of both worlds. Asics Gel-Kayano Sneakers deliver a high-tech sole, gel inserts and a breathable upper.

When shopping, ideal walking shoes should twist a little when twisted in opposite directions. The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, and when laid on a flat surface, pushing down the toe should raise the heel slightly. Lower heels provide more ease as most people walk heel to toe.

When trying on the shoes, consider how much the feet generally swell after walking to find the proper size. Bring socks that will most often be worn with the shoes, and the shoe should feel comfortable before breaking them in.

Find comfort in walking shoes with the perfect fit by visiting Macy’s today.

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