Yes! Most running shoes make excellent walking shoes.
Running shoes have generous cushioning and support, and most running shoes last between 300-500 miles. Running also produces greater forces and more wear than walking, so running shoes are engineered to soak up those forces to keep runners feeling healthy. With that in mind, it’s no wonder running shoes will work well for walking.
If you want to wear running shoes for walking, look for a comfortable fit and high-quality construction. Try out a pair of stability running shoes if you need a little extra support or pick neutral running shoes if you don’t. You can even find max-cushioned running shoes, like HOKA running shoes, which pack the most cushioning of all running shoes.
If you plan to use running shoes for walking, though, don’t choose race shoes. Race shoes are designed specifically to be lightweight and fast, which means they aren’t well-suited for walking.
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