Walk a mile or more with these ultra-comfy walking shoes...
There are many ways one can get fit, from hitting the gym to pounding the pavement to stretching your limbs. But there’s one form of exercise that gets overlooked. Hint: We do it every single day! Unless you’re a full-time couch potato, we’re talking about walking. Just like running, long walks help to improve your overall health. But before you decide to slip into your comfy sandal, or worse, slippers, you might want to invest in a good walking shoe. From sock-like fits to superior cushioning, these top-notch walking shoes were meant for, well, walking.
Best walking shoes in Singapore
Ecco: Flexure Runner II
Planning to increase your steps but not ready to go all out by running? The Ecco Flexure Runner II makes for a good walking shoe, thanks to its Fluidform technology (which provides all-day anatomical support) and two-component outsole (for maximum flexibility). Plus, it’s lightweight, so you can look forward to a breezy stride. Available in two colourways, black and rose dust, it has the qualities of a sporty shoe but the aesthetics of a stylish sneaker.
Ecco, from $199, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Clarks: Arla Step
Comfort and style go hand in hand with Arla Step. Part of the Cloudsteppers range, it helps to absorb impact with its EVA midsole to keep your feet happy. Plus, there’s the removable Ortholite footbed for extra measure, but no one will know that from its athleisure appearance. Every step you take with this pair, you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds.
Clarks, from $89, multiple locations including Suntec City and Ion Orchard
Sketchers: Women Gowalk 5 Shoes
Known for ranking high in the comfort and fit categories, Sketchers presents walkers a superior option with its GoWalk 5 shoes. It literally has it all, from the lightweight Ultra Go cushioned midsole and Comfort Pillar Technology underfoot to Skechers Air Cooled Goga Mat and Smart Flex Design midsoles. Rest assured, your feet will be snug and cool while you’re out and about all day.
Sketchers, from $109, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Suntec City
FlyFlot: Cloth Woman Sandal
Founded in 1985, this Italian shoe brand puts the wellbeing of your feet first. The sole covers four essential cornerstones of a good walking shoe. Firstly, it’s anti-shock, which helps to reduce the impact of your foot when it hits the ground. Plus, the sole is self-moulding and anatomic, so you get a seamless stride as it takes the shape of your foot’s anatomy. Lastly, it is equipped with anti-slide elements, giving you a steady grip in every step. We know how picking the right shoe online can be tricky. Luckily, FlyFlot has reached our sunny shores with three boutiques full of comfy shoes for you to choose from.
FlyFlot, from $78, multiple locations including Tanglin Mall and Wheelock Place
Adidas: Ultraboost 19 Shoes
Keep the walking momentum going with Adidas’ Ultraboost 19. The Boost cushioning found in the midsole not only gives you great comfort but also hits you back with energy in every step. And the knit upper is engineered with motion-weave technology, allowing your toes to spread out freely. What more can you ask for?
Adidas, from $260, multiple locations including Velocity@Novena Square and Paragon
Nike: Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield
This bad boy ticks all the right boxes. Durable? Check. Lightweight? Check. Responsiveness? Check. Breathability? Check. Stylish? Double check. This particular Air Zoom shoe is designed by musician Chaz Bear aka Toro y Moi. Splashed in pop art colours, it will easily elevate your athleisure ensemble.
Nike, from $209, multiple locations including Paragon and Jewel Changi Airport
For an extra spring in your step, the Novablast shoe is a good choice. ‘Cos of its Flytefoam technology, the midsole delivers a much-needed bounce when you feel like giving up. Pair that with the monofilament-engineered jacquard mesh upper and you get a breathable lightweight shoe. With a spunky name like that, the shoes come in contrasting accents of black and pink or aquarium blue and white.
Asics, from $139, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Suntec City
Mizuno: Wave Rider 24
Equal parts dynamic and comfortable, the SmoothRide midsole (which is made by combining U4icX and U4ic compound) provides great energy return while the Waveknit upper teams up with the Mizuno Wave cushioning for a seamless fit. And if you’re looking to transition from walking to running, this pair has got your back.
Mizuno, from $189, available at World of Sports and MST Golf outlets
What are you waiting for? Put on these walking shoes and smash your daily step count goals!