Are you looking for some stylish waking shoes? If so, you are going to really enjoy our next post on the best walking shoes that are stylish….
Walking shoes are a staple every man and woman should have in their closet. Think about it: The one activity we do most everyday is walk-whether to work, school, downtown or with our dog to the park, a great pair of walking shoes really are essential.
However, just because they are necessary, doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Most think walking shoe equals running sneaker, and it makes sense right?! You would assume that if you bought a decent running sneaker you would be hitting all the important marks of a good walking shoe with perhaps even more protection and comfort, right? Not necessarily…
Running sneakers are created with one thing in mind: Running. So while they tend to have very durable soles and great traction, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the perfect walking shoe. Remember, unless you’re an Olympic athlete, you will probably walk in your shoes 10x’s more than run, thus making added comfort more of a priority than good traction.
Also, a great walking shoe will help prevent injury as well as foot pain, two common results of shoes that weren’t made for the job you put them through.
Keep in mind though, just because they are considered walking shoes, it doesn’t mean they have dull and boring. There are tons of options for stylish walking shoes now a days, ranging from high-end brands like Cole Haan to less known, but just as effective brands as well.
So instead of heading to your local Footlocker and grabbing the typical pair of Nike’s, be sure to check out these fashionable finds first!
What are the best walking shoes that are stylish?
Here is a quick preview of my top 4 picks for women and top 4 picks for men
Top picks for women
- Clarks Women’s Arbor Jade Walking Shoe
- Blowfish Women’s Granola Fisherman Sandal
- Cole Haan Women’s Stitchlite Oxford
- VenusCelia Women’s Natural Comfort Walking Flat Loafer
Top picks for men
- Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Slip-On Walking Shoe
- Orthofeet Baton Rouge Mens Boat Shoes
- TAIGEL Mens Slip On Loafers Lightweight Leather Casual Walking Shoes
- Adidas Neo Men’s CF Race Running Shoe
Ladies, these Clarks Arbor Jade walking shoes are the perfect balance between casual and sporty, yet are still mature enough to keep that sophistication in any outfit. Clarks is a world-renowned brand and for good reason.
The British company has been producing truly great footwear for over 200 years and these arbor jade walking shoes are no exception. The outsole is flexible, making it not only easy, but comfortable to walk on all surfaces, while keeping traction and stability.
The insole is specially built to peg away dampness and maintain freshness all day long. Available in 4 cool colors, you may want to just order more than one pair!
Perhaps you want a walking shoe, but don’t want the typical sneaker? Or maybe you plan to wear them on your trip next summer to Europe. If so, be sure to take a look at these Blowfish Granola Fisherman Sandals.
They are super cute and stylish, but also cushy and comfortable. The crisscross construction not only brings this style alive, but also helps keep your foot in place in these toe-thong sandals, while the adjustable strap ensure the perfect fit. With a wide variety of colors, including sage, whiskey, blush and ash, these fisherman sandals will go great with any outfit.
Many styles even have multiple colors, so your get a unique design on each strap, while the braided twist adds a bit of flair to any already dainty look. Pair with a flirty jumpsuit, flowy dress or jean shorts, these super trendy Granola Fisherman Sandals will keep you looking great and feeling great all summer long!
My next pick for the Best Walking Shoes that are stylish are these Cole Haan Stitchlite Oxfords.
The name Cole Haan rings elegance and these Stitchlite Oxfords are proof they live up to it.. Though they have a slight sneaker feel, (which isn’t a bad thing), they add style and class like no other. The upper is made from stretch-knit, making these walking shoes not only breathable but also very unique.
The sole has been specially designed to imitate the natural movement of your feet and the sole has rubber pods that boost stability and traction. Comfortable AND fashionable, these Cole Haan Stitchlite Oxfords have it all.
These next moccasin-style loafers are one of my personal favorites. They are the VenusCelia Comfort Loafers. They are very comfortable, lightweight and on-point with today’s hottest trends. The outsole is sturdy and durable and on those slippery surfaces, they’re reliable too! The anti-slip sole will make sure of it, while the cozy insoles ensure your 10 toes and 2 feet stay happy during those long days.
Extremely affordable, (especially when compared to similar styles) and with an assortment of colors to choose from, these VenusCelia Natural Comfort Walking Loafers are a must buy if you are looking for walking shoes that not only put comfort first, but style as well!
Considering a walking shoe that is not only trendy, but can slip right on and off? Check out these Skechers Performance Go Walk 3 Slip-On walking Shoes. They live up to the Skechers name and includes the Goga-Mat technology Skechers has become known for putting in their excellent walking shoes.
The heel has a special memory foam used to contour to the shape of your very own feet with each step you take. Lightweight and available in 7 neutral colors, these walking shoes look great with jeans, chinos or even a pair of khaki shorts and can be worn with or without socks, making them very adaptable to any ensemble.
If you’re looking for that stylish boat shoe, look no further. Orthofeet makes these awesome Baton Rouge Boat shoes that are well worth every penny. Their Ortho-Cushion system is designed to ease stress on your joints, and increase walking stability, helping you to stay comfortable all day long.
The ergonomic sole and cozy heel give your feet a pleasant welcome every time you step in them. Plus the beautiful leather, along with the mesh, provide a casual yet sophisticated look.
These really are an excellent option if you will be walking all day long on dirt roads, cobblestone streets or to that quaint coffee shop downtown. And bonus, they look terrific on men of all ages!
Loafers are always a stylish option, but it can be hard to find a comfortable pair of loafers. That is not the case with these Taigel slip-on loafers. First off, they are super lightweight, are made from genuine leather and a tough rubber sole for adequate traction.
The insole features a gel memory foam, which contributes to the exceptional arch support that nestles in nicely to your foot’s natural curve. These slip-ons come in two different shades- khaki and brown and both feature a nice pull-on in the back.
If you prefer a laced-look, they also come in a tie-up version, in the same colors.
Have you heard of Cloudfoam? Yes the hottest product to come from Adidas in a while, these Neo CF Race Running Shoes are gaining popularity everyday and for good reason. They were designed to be a casual sneaker, not a running shoe, yet with the comfort they supply by means of the cloudfoam feature, many have said they could easily be used as a running shoe as well.
They are not only extremely comfortable because of the memory liner and Cloudfoam wedge, but they are super stylish as well. The contrasting colors look great with a pair of jeans or khakis and Adidas’ signature 3 stripes only add to the trendy look.
In fact, they are a perfect style for those wanting to look polished, but not too flashy.
What are the most stylish walking shoes you have ever owned? Let me know in the comments below!