For the most part, walking shoe reviews indicate the shoes on our list pass the test for comfort and support. Named the best walking shoe in 2010 by Fitness Magazine, the New Balance 760 (starting at $60) earns particular praise for its support and flexibility. One consumer writes in a walking shoe review on Amazon that the New Balance 760 provides all the comfort and support she needs while walking 14 miles at a stretch to train for a three-day walking event. The New Balance 760 also provides another user sufficient support following ankle surgery, according to a review on Sports Authority.
Consumers posting walking shoe reviews on ShoeBuy.com are high on the Avia A333 (starting at $38), noting that the cushioning and arch support keep their feet comfortable for hours at a time, and one wearer comments on Shoemall.com about the springy feel to the heel. Cushy, flexible, and comfortable are the terms consumers use in walking shoe reviews on ShoeBuy.com to describe the Ryka Radiant (starting at $60). Three-quarters of the 40 user reviews on Zappos laud its arch support; one 81-year old claims to walk two miles daily and arrive home dancing.
The slightly pricey Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo (starting at $75) gets the runner-up nod for 2010 from Fitness Magazine, which commends its gel cushioning and arch support. Male and female consumers concur, with walking shoe reviews on Amazon saying these shoes are more comfortable than other top-rated brands and suit people with foot problems. The men's ProSpirit Jacorey (starting at $20) and the women's ProSpirit Rene (starting at $20) are likewise valued for comfort and flexibility, according to walking shoe reviews on the Target website, although there's little technical information about these shoes to back up reviewers' reports.
We didn't find many reviews for the Propet 6027 Exo Walker, but we did read a couple on Zappos and Endless.com that gripe about insufficient cushioning and inadequate arch support. Consumers do say, however, that these cheap walking shoes breathe well and keep their feet cool, and one highlights the comfort they provide his flat feet.