How to Choose the Best Walking Trainers For Women and Men

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If you’re on our website then the chances are you’ve set your sights on a UK walking holiday. Whether you’re planning an easy route around Guernsey or a challenging trek through the Black Mountains, don’t be without a strong pair of walking shoes or trainers.

Walking Shoes

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Without a doubt the most important aid on your checklist. Walking shoes are an absolute staple. Even the tamest walking holidays we offer cover a distance of 38 miles so it’s essential to protect your feet from injuries while maintaining a strong technique.

There is a lot of debate surrounding the best walking trainers for women and men but in truth it’s very subjective and there’s no white label. The best walking shoes will depend on your personal foot type. We suggest asking a shop assistant for a free foot analysis or visiting a podiatrist before purchasing. A professional will be able to advise you on the best shoes for your needs, enabling you to make an informed decision and a better investment.

Walking Trainers

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Looking after your feet is one of the most important things you can do on a walking holiday, and unfortunately one slipper doesn’t fit all. If you prefer a lighter weight on your feet then you may be better suited to walking trainers instead of boots.

The best walking trainers are designed to protect your feet and ankles from the harsh, uneven terrain often encountered on walking holidays. Choosing the best trainers for walking depends on your personal walking style:

  • Overpronation – If you are an overpronator this means that you have a tendency to stride in a way that makes your ankle roll more than it should. This places additional stress on the feet, ankle and leg which can cause bone damage in the long run if unprotected by the right trainers. If you recognise that you are an overpronator choose motion control trainers to tackle the issue.
  • Supination – This is the opposite problem and occurs when there is insufficient inward rolling of the feet. More stress is placed on the feet and it can result in knee and Achilles injuries. If the outside of your walking trainers begins to wear out this is a sure sign that you have feet supination. Tackle this by choosing trainers with curved lasts.

There are 4 primary types of walking trainers to choose from depending on your individual requirements. The most common types are:

  • Motion control shoes
  • Light performance training shoes
  • Stability shoes
  • Cushioned shoes

Hopefully this guide has given you a valuable insight into how to choose the best walking shoes and trainers. We offer a huge variety of self-guided walking holidays from Hadrian’s Wall to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Call us on 01291 689774 to see how we can help to organise your trip.

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