Comfortable feet every step of the way - the walking shoes
What season will you be walking in? And what type of walking do you do the most? Both of these factors should play an important role when choosing what shoes to buy. You will be best off telling the sales person what your walking preferences are as soon as you walk into the shop.
Our tip: Go shopping for walking shoes in the afternoon! This is because feet swell up during the day meaning that a shoe that fits perfectly in the morning could be uncomfortable in the afternoon. We advise that you go to a sports shop where you can test out walking uphill and downhill in the shop. Specialist shops often provide this service along with an accurate measuring of your feet.
It is also advisable to take walking socks with you when trying on the shoes. This is because you will only manage to buy the correct shoes if you are wearing the correct socks. If after all this the shoe feels right, then you have found the right pair for you! We advise against buying walking shoes online. Take time to go and try some on for a few minutes in a shop so that you don’t get any horrible surprises when on holiday.