Welcome to Happy Feet Podiatry, where your foot health is our top priority. I’m Renay the principal Podiatrist and founder of Happy Feet Podiatry. I’ve had 15 years clinical experience, and it always amazes me how most people underestimate how detrimental it can be to wear the wrong shoes for your feet!
I have curated a list of my top 5 walking shoes, each selected for its unique features and benefits. These shoes not only provide exceptional comfort but are also tailored to address various foot conditions and are great all-rounders. This does not however dismiss the importance of a foot assessment first by a qualified Podiatrist to ensure you understand the biomechanics of your feet and what features to look for in shoes that best suit your foot posture.
The Importance of Podiatry Assessment
Every foot is unique, and factors such as arch structure, pronation, and foot shape vary from person to person. A podiatry assessment is the cornerstone of identifying these nuances. Our podiatrists at Happy Feet Podiatry conduct thorough evaluations, analysing your gait, foot structure, and any existing conditions. This information is crucial in recommending shoes that provide the right support, alignment, and comfort for your specific needs.
Podiatry recommended Top 5 Walking Shoes
- Brooks Dyad: The Supportive All-Rounder
– BioMoGo DNA cushioning for adaptive comfort.
– Dual Arch Pods for stable support.
– Breathable mesh upper for enhanced ventilation.
– Ideal for individuals with neutral to low arches.
– Excellent shock absorption for a smooth walking experience.
– Customisable fit for enhanced comfort.
- Salomon XA Pro: The Trailblazer
– Contagrip outsole for superior traction.
– 3D Advanced Chassis for stability.
– Quicklace system for easy and secure fit.
– Perfect for those who enjoy both urban and trail walking.
– Robust construction for durability on varied terrains.
– Pronounced stability features for confident strides.
- Mizuno Wave Rider 27: The Responsive Performer
– Mizuno Wave Plate technology for cushioning and stability.
– U4ic midsole for lightweight responsiveness.
– Dynamotion Fit upper for a secure fit.
– Ideal for individuals with a neutral gait.
– Smooth heel-to-toe transition for an efficient walk.
– Excellent energy return for added propulsion.
- New Balance 857: The Motion Control Specialist
– Rollbar technology for superior motion control.
– ABZORB cushioning in the heel for shock absorption.
– Leather upper for durability and support.
– Recommended for those with supination because of the stable lateral roll bar feature.
– Exceptional stability for a controlled gait.
– Durable construction for long-lasting wear.
- New Balance 530: The Classic Comfort
– ENCAP midsole technology for support and durability.
– Lightweight mesh upper for breathability.
– Classic New Balance styling for a timeless look.
– Suitable for individuals with a neutral to slightly pronated gait.
– Versatile design for casual walks or daily activities.
– Enhanced comfort without compromising style.
Finding Your Perfect Fit
While these top 5 walking shoes come highly recommended, it’s crucial to remember that the right shoe for you depends on your unique foot characteristics. A podiatry assessment ensures that your chosen shoe addresses your specific needs, providing the support and comfort necessary for a pain-free walking experience. The shoes above are all neutral and would suit most people. If however, you have very flat or over pronated feet there are better ones out there more suited to provide support.
Visit Happy Feet Podiatry for a comprehensive podiatry assessment, and let us guide you towards the perfect pair of walking shoes. Your happy feet journey begins with understanding your feet and selecting the footwear that complements your biomechanics. Once you understand your foot posture and function and are educated in this, footwear selection becomes easy.