TOP 10 WALKING SHOES FOR MEN

It is well-known that walking is an excellent exercise.  Walking helps you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight, it can help to prevent diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, it helps to sustain strong muscles and bones and it can lift your spirits.  Let’s face it.  It just feels good to walk! 

To make sure you are getting the most out of your walk, you’ll want the proper walking shoes.  That’s why our team has put together this list of exceptional walking shoes for men.  With our professional opinions and descriptions, you’ll be sure to find the perfect pair of men’s walking shoes.

Men’s Walking Shoes – What’s Good and What’s Bad

10. New Balance Men’s Leather Hook-and-Loop Walking ShoeNew Balance Men's Leather Hook-and-Loop Walking Shoe

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These are leather with a non-skid synthetic sole.  They feature dual hook and loop straps at vamp.  They also offer good arch support.

PROS
The Velcro closure makes the straps easy to adjust.  They are well-cushioned and need no break-time.

CONS
Sizes tend to run a bit small.  These shoes are not machine washable.

9. Saucony Men’s Grid Omni Walking ShoeSaucony Men's Grid Omni Walking Shoe

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Made of leather and synthetic materials, these shoes have a rubber sole.  For smooth transitions, they have what Saucony calls “Walk Trac patented outsole design”

PROS
Shoe laces stay tied.  There are no noticeable rub points on the inside of the shoe making them comfortable for all day wear.  They are relatively lightweight.

CONS
Some may find the cushioning not adequate and may need to purchase separate inserts.  The sizes tend to run a bit small so order accordingly.

8. Propet Men’s Life Walker Strap SneakerPropet Men's Life Walker Strap Sneaker

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These are an attractive, all white leather shoes.  The sole is synthetic.  They feature a perforated upper and hook and loops straps that close with Velcro.  3 colors are available – white, black and sport white.

PROS
They are quite supportive.  Very comfortable shoes that are easy to put on.

CONS
May not be as durable as other brands.  May feel a bit too constricting for some wearers.

7. Rockport Men’s Eureka Walking ShoeRockport Men's Eureka Walking Shoe

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A lace up vamp, leather shoe with synthetic sole.  They come in 5 colors and have a padded tongue and collar.  These shoes also feature a moisture-wicking mesh lining.

PROS
These shoes are quite comfortable and do a great job at absorbing shock.

CONS
Laces aren’t great quality and can wear out quickly.  Some wearers may find the upper leather a bit too stiff.

6. Asics Men’s GEL-Tech Walker Walking Shoe Asics Men's GEL-Tech Walker Walking Shoe

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Features on this Asics men’s walking shoe include a breathable mesh panel, rubber sole, padded tongue and removable insole.  The shoe material is synthetic and fabric.

PROS
These shoes are well-padded and comfortable.  They are stable and provide good motion control.  They are also flexible.

CONS

Ventilation fabric isn’t very durable and may tear easily.  Some wearers may find the sole too hard and uncomfortable.

5. New Balance Men’s MW411V2 Walking ShoeNew Balance Men's MW411V2 Walking Shoe

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These rubber sole shoes come in 5 colors.  They are lace up shoes with a perforated upper for breathability.  They are made of synthetic material.

PROS
They provide great comfort and cushion.  The heel has extra cushioned support.  They are also lightweight.

CONS
The arch support may not be adequate for all wearers.  The mesh tends to get dirty easily.  Not very slip resistant.

4. Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk Walking ShoeSkechers Performance Men's Go Walk Walking Shoe

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An attractive slip-on walking shoe that comes in 9 colors.  They are lightweight and feature a mesh upper for breathability.  They have a rubber sole and a cushioned heel and vamp.

PROS
Easy to put on.  Offer good arch support.  These shoes absorb shock well.

CONS
Sizes may run a bit big.  These aren’t made for serious hiking on rough ground so if that’s the kind of walking shoes you need, these aren’t for you.

3. Rockport Men’s World Tour Classic Walking ShoeRockport Men's World Tour Classic Walking Shoe

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These leather lace-up men’s walking shoes come in 10 colors – quite a variety.  The sole is synthetic and the tongue and collar are padded.

PROS
These shoes provide stability and are relatively lightweight.  They offer good arch support.  They accommodate orthotic inserts nicely.

CONS
Stitching may not be as good as desired.  If you’ve had older Rockport shoes, these may not be as good as what you’re used to as far as quality is concerned.

2. Brooks Men’s Addiction Walker Walking ShoesBrooks Men's Addiction Walker Walking Shoes

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Brooks boasts about their “MOGO midsole” as an award winning feature of these shoes.  With leather construction and synthetic sole, they offer great cushioning and shock absorption.

PROS
They are durable and last a long time; good for everyday wear.  Work well with custom orthotics.  They provide good traction.

CONS
Sizing tends to run a bit small.  They may have an unpleasant smell upon arrival.  May have an unpleasant “squeak” when walking on certain surfaces.

1. Reebok Men’s DMX Max Select RS Walking ShoeReebok Men's DMX Max Select RS Walking Shoe

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These shoes have a synthetic sole and are made of leather and synthetic materials.  They are available in 3 color combinations.

PROS
Provides great heel cushioning.  They are stable and provide security when walking.  These shoes have solid arch support.

CONS
Some may find their regular size too narrow so order accordingly.  May require some break-in time to adjust to your foot.

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Final Thoughts

Rockport and New Balance have each made it into our list twice.  It’s no wonder.  Rockport has been around since the 1970s and is recognized for inventing the walking shoe.  New Balance, founded in 1906, is one of the world’s leading makers of athletic footwear.  Both companies have a stellar reputation of producing footwear that is comfortable and good for your feet.

Do yourself a favor, men.  If you’re not already walking, start.  Make it a part of your day every day.  It’s proven that only 30 minutes of brisk walking a day is all it takes to stay in shape and how better to do that than with the right part of walking shoes? 

For men who already have a regular routine of walking, make sure your current shoes are the right ones for you.  Are they truly comfortable?  Do they fit well?  Is the arch support suitable for your feet?  Maybe your walking shoes are simply worn out and you need a new pair.  Whatever the reasons, use our reviews as a guide to make the right choice and most importantly, have fun!