Walkers Need Great Footwear, Too
Have You Tried Hoka Walking Shoes?
When it comes to a low-impact workout, walking is one of the best exercises you can do. Not only is walking easier on the joints, it’s also a fantastic cardio workout, especially when you walk for at least 45 minutes a day.
A recent study conducted in late March by Rockport and First Insight found that over half of Americans are now walking more than they did pre-pandemic. Combine that with those who walk a lot throughout the duration of the work day, such as Nurses, and there’s a significant uptick in walking footwear.
So, how important are walking shoes? Very important! Your feet need to be in a walking shoe that offers support and cushion according to your individual needs. Some walkers will require a stability shoe due to overpronation, while others will need a neutral shoe. Some walkers like a lightweight shoe, while others might prefer a high cushion shoe for added support. Some will benefit from both of those elements, which is why today’s recommendation will focus on Hoka shoes for walking.
GET A PROPER SHOE FITTING – There are a variety of factors to consider when buying walking shoes, and some of those factors include neutral versus stability shoes, heel to toe drop differentials, cushioning systems and levels, all of which can be explained in detail by a shoe expert at St. Pete Running Company as they walk you through a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting.
4 Reasons to Pick Hoka Shoes for Walking
- Promotes Forward Motion – In Hoka walking shoes, you’ll notice the Meta-Rocker, which propels you forward with each step. This feature is exclusive to Hoka One One models, and it’s one of the reasons walkers love the smooth ride of these shoes. Note that not every model has the shoe rocker, but the expert staff at St. Pete Running Company can show you which ones have it and which ones don’t.
- Endlessly Cushioned – Another Hoka exclusive is the maximal cushioning featured in almost every one of their models. Even most of their lightweight models have maximal cushioning. The marshmallow softness is an enhancement to make walking easier and to ease the pressure on your joints.
- Lowered Foot Bed – When you slide your foot into the Active Foot Frame of Hoka walking shoes, your heel is cradled comfortably and the foot is secured into the midsole.
- Long Lasting – All of these incredible features combine into shoes that will last you anywhere from 500-600 miles, some of the best mileage out there when compared to similar brands. This translates to being comfortable on your feet all day, too, such as a trip to a theme park or a job requiring lots of standing/walking.
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If you’re ready to test out a pair of Hoka shoes for walking, we can help! Come into the store where our shoe experts are ready to provide the high-quality customer service you expect from a Top 50 Running Store in America.
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