Best walking shoes for women 2016

Last updated July 11, 2016

best walking woman shoes 2016Every woman knows how important it is to have comfortable shoes that can be weared for extended walking periods. The main features of such shoes are typically cushioning, good foot support in heel and arch areas and secure fit. The heel maybe low to medium size. Some shoes are even washable and will be like new again after much wear.

Finding comfortable and stylish travel or walking shoes for wearing all day long is some women’s life mission. It shouldn’t be! In this article I’ll present several good options to look at and help you with your search for a perfect shoe.

ProductMaterialPriceFit as expectedWide feetOverall score
Skechers Performance Women's On-The-Go Flagship Slip-On Boat Shoe Skechers Performance Women's On-The-Go Flagship Walking ShoeFabric$29.50 - $300.00 88.00%no4,7 rating stars
Clarks Women's Haley Stork Loafer Clarks Women's Clarks Haley Stork LoaferNubuck$21.07 - $119.99 77% (maybe somewhat large)yes4,3 rating stars
Skechers Sport Women's D'Lites Memory Foam Lace-Up Sneaker Skechers Sport Women's D'Lites No Bounderies Fashion SneakerLeather$28.98 - $108.00 74% (maybe somewhat small)yes4,3 rating stars
Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk Slip-On Walking Shoe Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk Slip-On Walking ShoeTextile$37.13 - $69.95 84.00%yes4,6 rating stars
Keds Women's Champion Original Canvas Sneaker Keds Women's Champion Original Canvas SneakerCanvas$39.95 - $79.99 78.00%yes4,3 rating stars
Easy Spirit Women's Traveltime Clog,jpg Easy Spirit Women's Traveltime ClogLeather and fabric$17.87 - $99.99 86.00%yes4,6 rating stars
KEEN Women's Rose Sandal KEEN Women's Rose SandalLeather and fabric$45.99 - $899.00 81.00%no4,5 rating stars
Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Sandal Birkenstock Unisex Arizona SandalSuede$89.95 - $600.00 77% (maybe somewhat large)yes4,5 rating stars
Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Sandal Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Flip FlopTextile$36.00 - $59.99 84.00%no4,6 rating stars
KEEN Women's Presidio Shoe KEEN Women's Presidio OxfordLeather$22.99 - $110.00 81.00%no4,5 rating stars

The best

The best travel sandal in our test is KEEN Women’s Rose Sandal

Walking shoes offering both cushioning and arch support are KEEN Women’s Presidio Oxford and Skechers Go Walk Slip-On Walking Shoe.

Most popular walking footwear for women in 2016 are Sanuk Women’s Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop and Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk Slip-On Walking Shoe.

Running shoes for walking

Some women tend to choose running sports shoes for walking. This type of footwear isn’t actually suited for walking and can be damaging for your feet due to too much cushioning.


It is difficult to buy the right sizing of the shoes online. You should try them on in the conventional store beforehand if you have an opportunity in order to avoid disappointment. Another option is to read carefully what other people are saying. Often shoes run a little bit larger or smaller and people often tell you about it in the reviews.

If you have bought the shoes that are a little bit tight – try stretching them carefully. Don’t do it if they are very tight or more than 1 size too small.

Arch support

Not all the best shoes offer arch support. This is important as the arch bears a lot of stress while you are walking. If your favorite shoes don’t offer arch support or you have a high arch try orthodic inserts. The best one are from Powerstep, Timberland and Superfeet.


The best shoes according to our research in 2016 are Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk Slip-On Walking Shoe and are made of textile material. They are neither waterproof or water resistant. Textile materials make the shoes breathable so your feet won’t get sweat or smelly.

But sometimes we live in conditions with a lot of rainy or wet weather. In this case use simple waterproof spray on your favorite shoes and they won’t get wet!

Shoe odor

Smelly shoes can be a problem for people who walk a lot. Footwear that don’t breathe or have materials that stink easily is usually the reason. Try shoe deodorizer or powder to eliminate shoe odor:

Last tip: comfortable walking shoes can be used for both walking AND running!


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