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Best Walking Shoes for Women in India

There are a lot of ladies who prefer to walk instead of running. A lot of women have recently written to me to tell them which are the best walking shoes for women in India.

Walking is definitely a great exercise, in fact a lot of people who cannot run because of being overweight or those who want to lose weight start initially by just walking.

Then once they feel better they progress to slow jogging and ultimately running long distances.

Personally I also started my fitness journey by walking at least ten thousand steps every day and I remember that I used to track my daily step count and distance by using Goqii fitness tracker.

Here is a detailed review of Goqii fitness tracker that I wrote on Quora.

The best part about walking is that you don’t need advanced gadgets or expensive shoes to start this activity. All you need are good and comfortable pair of walking shoes for women.

There are so many walking shoes available online starting from 1000 Rs. to 5000 rupees. 

Of course there will be cheap walking shoes below 1000 but I don’t recommend you to buy them because they will not be durable and will get damaged pretty quickly (mostly within 1-2 months of usage).

Therefore we will only mention the best running shoes for walking for women in India in all these price ranges.

Best Walking Shoes in India (for women) under 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000

1. Skechers Performance Womens Go walk 3 – (Best shoes for walking and standing all day)

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The Skechers Performance Go Walk 3 are really lightweight, easy to put on and very comfortable pair of walking shoes, made especially for women. The upper of these shoes is made up of breathable mesh that allows air circulation.

When we do a brisk walk our feet generally feels sweaty and slippery and because of that we are not able to do long walks. 

However because of the material used in these shoes your feet will not be sweaty and you will be able to go for long walks.

Recommended for mothers, elderly women and people with plantar fasciitis.

I would also recommend these shoes for people who have a standing job. The Skechers Go Walk 3 are absolutely one of the best shoes for walking and standing all day.

2. Power Women’s Contour Oasis Nordic Walking Shoes – (Best Shoes for Travel)

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This beautiful looking bally styled shoe is a favorite among middle aged ladies. The Power Contour Oasis shoes are not only stylish but they are really very comfortable and lightweight.

The shoes comes with Memory foam that provides additional cushioning to your feet. This would enable you to walk for longer duration and longer distance. 

The upper part of the shoes are half open that enables enough breathability for your feet so that they don’t get sweaty while you do brisk walks.

A lot of women have used these shoes and had a very positive experience when they travelled to far away places – many times even travelling to other states by trains and buses. These are definitely one of the best women’s walking shoes for travel.

3. ASICS Women’s Metrolyte Ii Slip-On Nordic Walking Shoes – (Best shoes for additional arch support)

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These walking shoes are the best made for people who need additional arch support or orthotics

Because the design of these shoes are a little bit hybrid it provides additional arch support and cushioning to people who need additional arch support while walking or running.

As we know that Asics is one of the best athletic shoe maker in the World and they are known for their gel technology. 

The Gel technology not only provides you comfort but it also reduces impact and increases shock absorption while you are running or walking.

4. Under Armour Women’s Ua Micro G Pursuit Shoes – (Best Shoes for Walking and Jogging in India)

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Are you someone who starts a brisk walk and then finish your workout with a jog or a run?

If yes then the UA Micro G Pursuit shoes are considered to be the best shoes for walking and jogging in India. With more than 600 reviews on Amazon and a rating of 4.6 (out of 5) these shoes are worth each and every penny you spend.

With a superbly built mesh upper that provides good breathability to your feet, the Micro GA foam midsole and the great outsole providing a good traction, you’re going to have a superb experience while using these shoes for walking or running.

Although these shoes can be used by women across all age groups, they are most suitable for women in the age group of 25 – 40 who are looking to get back in shape by jogging or moderate running.

Incase these shoes are not available on Amazon you can always buy them from a local Under Armour store or Flipkart OR Myntra

5. Skechers Women’s Go Walk 5-prized Walking Shoes

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Skechers again!

With more than 470 reviews on Amazon and a rating of 4.5 (out of 5) the Skechers Go Walk 5-prized are one more pair of successful and best walking shoes for women.

Like the Skechers Performance Go walk 3 the Skechers go walk 5 also comes with Goga Mat insole system that provides comfort and cushioning to your feet. Combined with the upper mesh that provides breathability to your feet these shoes would help you to go for longer mileage walks.

The only downside in these shoes is that you can’t jog or run while wearing these. 

Well you can run with these shoes but I would NOT recommend because these shoes doesn’t have the arch support, cushioning and traction that’s required while running. 

Instead look at these good running shoes for women.

6. Crocs Women’s Boat Shoes – (Best Lightweight walking shoes for Women)

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Crocs is a well known American brand that’s pretty new as compared to the likes of Nike, Adidas and Reebok. Crocs was started in 2002 and now they are 500M US dollar company.

These are ultra lightweight walking shoes for women and the main reason for being so lightweight is because these are made of foam clog. They are so comfortable, soft and flexible yet they’re so sturdy.

You will be surprised to know that the upper of these shoes is made of yoga-pant material to provide softness to your feet while you walk.

Although Crocs has made sure to provide enough arch support and cushioning but the shoes lack enough cushioning and therefore you should not wear them for long distance walks as you may get blisters or injuries.

You can definitely wear these while traveling to work and vice versa. Because the shoes are lightweight and comfortable you can even wear them while you’re travelling by bus, train or by air.

7. Skechers Women’s Burst – Equinox Sneakers (Most comfortable walking shoes)

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Once again Skechers is on the list of the best walking shoes for women in 2020. Skechers is a well-known brand known for its domination in the athletic shoes industry that has brought awesome products and technology to India.

The difference in these Skechers shoes and others on the list is that the Skechers Burst uses Air-cooled Memory foam and a burst compound mid-sole that will give you a extra rebound when you walk or run.

It just feels like walking on the bed or foam. To add to this midsole is an ultra-soft insole that instantly contours to foot to provide you maximum comfort throughout the day.

If you are looking for the best shoes for walking and standing all day then you should definitely buy Skechers burst.
You can buy them for your mom, dad, elder brother, sister, grandma, grandpa or someone who is  looking for comfortable pair of shoes that they can use to walk and stand all day long.

8. Sparx Women’s Sx0123l Loafers

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These shoes are designed for the trendy women who would like to have comfortable yet stylish shoes in their shoe rack.

These shoes have an Eva outsole that make it extremely lightweight and very comfortable. You can see the amount of thickness in the heel this shoe has which means you will never get heel pain after your long morning or evening walks.

The only thing that may be of concern in these shoes is that there is no inner cushioning provide to your feet. Therefore your feet will feel tired after a 45 minute to one hour walk however if you only walk for 15 minutes to half an hour then these shoes are good to go.

How to buy good walking shoes?

Comfort

The first thing you need to consider while buying good walking shoes is that you should feel comfortable while wearing these shoes. I suggest you should look for a cushioned shoe because cushioned shoes will absorb the shock better.

Arch Support

The next thing you need to ensure is to buy shoes according to your arch type. If you have a low arch or flat feet then you should buy motion control shoes. If you’ve a high arch then you should look at buying a supportive shoe with cushioning under the heel. Incase you have any existing injuries or pain in your toes like arthritis or gout, you should look at a softer, wider shoe.

Right Size

Always measure your feet before buying any shoes. Do not go by the size mentioned by the shoe companies because every brand has different sizing standards.

Even though you know the length of your feet you don’t know if you’ve wide feet unless you really measure your feet.

Here is a guide to measure your feet that you can follow.

Always try and buy shoes at the end of the day. The longer you’re on your feet, the more your feet swell. It is a well known fact the most people’s feet are largest at the end of the day.

That’s why it’s always recommended to measure your feet and buy your shoes in the evening.

If you’re planning to visit a store to buy shoes than it is recommended to carry a pair of socks that you usually wear on your walks..

Fabric (Breathability)

Look for the upper of these shoes before buying. You’re better off buying walking shoes that have a mesh upper. A mesh upper will provide better breathability to your feet and allowing you to walk for longer distances and longer time duration.

Outsole

A majority of walking shoes will have an outsole (outer sole) made of rubber. This is to provide better flexibility and traction while being in use. We have seen that a lightweight, thin sole made of rubber used in walking shoes usually wears out quickly and provide less grip but it is quite flexible and light weight. Usually a good pair of walking shoes should be able to sustain at least 6 months of usage depending upon the mileage, usage and care.

Walking shoes vs Running Shoes

Both running and walking shoes may look very similar to you, but they are designed to serve different purposes. The main difference is the amount of cushioning used.

Walking shoes have a thicker and flexible heel but less cushioning as compared to Running Shoes. This is because when you walk your heel contacts the ground first and so your heel will absorb most of the shock.

In contrast when you run your foot lands more towards the ball of the foot hence the cushioning of running shoes is spread across the whole sole which is much stiffer, rather than flexible.

In contrast runners land flat footed so the cushioning is across the whole sole which are much stiffer. This is because running is a much higher impact exercise as compared to walking so the thicker soles act as shock absorbers.

Running shoes generally are much lighter in weight and have a greater arch support as compared to walking shoes.
That is the main reason why it is not recommended to wear walking shoes while running.

However you can always use your running shoes for walking.

Have you every bought walking shoes for yourself or for others in your family?

How was your experience and what is your favorite brand/type of walking shoes. Feel free to comment below and let us know.

Happy walking!

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