Walking shoes for men should be comfortable and protect the feet against rubbing and chafing, which can be damaging to the feet in the short and long-term. Equally important is the stability of shoes, which must support feet in a healthy position and control any tendency to roll inwards or outwards, leading to ankle sprains. And, of course, we all have our own style and prefer to wear walking shoes for men that suit our fashion preferences! However, shoes that look good and feel comfy in the store don’t always stay comfortable walking shoes for men wearing them for several hours each day.
Therefore, we have selected the Top 10 Best/Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for Men with comfort in mind. There have been a number of innovations in shoe comfort during the last couple of years, and this list will help you find walking shoes that are the best shape for your feet. For instance, some shoes have a wider toe section to accommodate bunions, whilst others have a deeper shoe giving more support for high arches. You may prefer walking shoes you can slip-on or laced shoes, so read on and discover your perfect choice from the best men’s walking shoes!
Keep reading the following Walking Shoes for Men reviews to learn more about the top rated best Walking Shoes for Men on the market.
10. Asics Men’s GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 Walking Shoe
These walking shoes for men have lightweight fabric and synthetic uppers with mesh panels. This allows heat and perspiration to pass through the uppers, keeping feet cooler and drier. The soles are made from durable natural rubber, and there’s a removable insole, which can be replaced with your own arch support.
Gel cushioning absorbs shock and reflective details are a useful safety feature for walking after dark. Recommended for over-pronation by podiatrists, but you may also need to use special insoles tailored to your feet. These are one of the most comfortable walking shoes for men and have a side ‘bunion space’ for extra comfort and fit.
9. Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Reaction Walking Shoe
These are extremely lightweight walking shoes for men and have a fabric and mesh upper to keep feet cooler in hot temperatures. The sole is rubber and the two-piece mid-sole and Goga high-rebound insole give an energy-boost to every step. There’s a fabric insole these walking shoes.
We tested this shoe at the coast and report that it resembles very light, running shoes, but with more cushioning. This makes Skechers Performance one of the best walking shoes for men looking for the most comfortable design. You can also walk on sand in this shoe, without sand getting inside.
8. Adidas NEO Men’s Cloudfoam VS City Shoes
These running/walking shoes for men are popular for their comfort, which users rate almost as comfy as expensive running shoes for men. The textile and synthetic uppers have ventilation mesh and a seamless toe-cap.
The rubber soles give excellent traction on a variety of surfaces and there’s a Cloudfoam sock-liner for lightweight cushioning and added comfort. Our tester runs every day and wanted an economical running/walking shoe for men he could use every other day. He says they give great performance and excellent value for money, as one of the most comfortable walking shoes for men who also ‘run’.
7. New Balance Men’s MW577 Leather Hook-and-Loop Walking Shoe
These leather walking shoes for men bridge the gap between white or brightly coloured ‘trainers’ and smarter leather shoes very well. They are also very easy walking shoes to put on and take off, with ‘hook and loop’ straps, for anyone who doesn’t like laces. The leather uppers are perforated for good ventilation.
Users say these shoes wear very well, lasting longer than sneakers. The synthetic sole is light, flat and ‘no-skid’, which is helpful for older people with balance problems. The straps give good foot support and stability and they are one of the best walking shoes for men with wide feet.
6. Rockport Men’s World Tour Classic Walking Shoe (8 colors)
These classic-look leather walking shoes for men have laces which allow for width adjustment and a good fit. The padded tongue and collar give extra comfort and the synthetic sole gives strong traction on different surfaces. Users say these are definitely one of the best walking shoes for men with large bunions!
The upper rise is medium height and users say it’s very easy to clean off mud and dirt if you walk on country paths or rainy city streets. If you need a higher arch support, you can easily remove the insert and replace it with your own orthotic support.
5. Brooks Men’s Addiction Walker Walking Shoes
These are full-grain leather walking shoes for men which are designed to look like sport’s shoes. The shoe has the fit and feel of a running shoe with MoGo midsole for superior cushioning and shock reduction. The synthetic sole is slip-resistant, a useful feature to prevent slipping in rainy weather or on wet surfaces.
These shoes give strong support and excellent shock absorption in both the rear and forefoot with Hydroflow cushioning. Testers agree these are one of the most comfortable walking shoes for men. This is a popular shoe for men who work outdoors in all types of weather.
4. Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Slip-On Walking Shoe
These slip-on walking shoes for men are more elegant than lace-up or strap-closing sports’ shoes. The mesh upper gives good ventilation and the shoes have comfortable memory-foam cushioning at the heel and vamp. Users say they have good arch support and are comfortable to wear with or without socks.
These walking shoes are easy to slide on and take off for anyone with arthritis. And the GoImpulse and GoPillars technology give excellent flexibility. The shoes have a lightweight fabric upper and a long-lasting, rubber sole with a slight 1.5-inch heel. These are one of the most comfortable walking shoes for men who like a casual and stylish shoe.
3. New Balance Men’s MW877 Walking Shoe
Here’s another synthetic upper sports-style walking shoe for men with mesh upper for ventilation. The padded tongue and collar and Abzorb mid-sole cushioning make these shoes super comfortable and they come with our postman’s recommendation, too! He says these are the most comfortable walking shoes he could find for walking a letter-delivery route every day.
Other users say these are wider than other same-size walking shoes for men, and they don’t taper in like most men’s shoes. So these are the most comfortable walking shoes for men who like shoes that stay wide all the way along to the toe!
2. Rockport Men’s Eureka Walking Shoe
These are great all-weather men’s walking shoes made from leather with a rubber sole that gives a long-lasting, firm grip on all types of surface. This is a classic style with a casual look, but you get good heel stability. The removable latex-foam foot-bed adds to all-day comfort and can be removed to be washed and dried for better foot hygiene.
This shoe also has a laced top allowing for adjustment when wearing different thickness of socks, depending on the season. This is a men’s walking shoe that cushions the foot really well to reduce foot fatigue.
1. Aetrex Men’s RX Runners Walking Shoe
At No. 1 in our list of the Top 10 Best Men’s Walking Shoes, the Aetrex Runner’s Walking Shoe is full of design ideas to make them the best men’s walking shoes for 2016. The shoe is deeper than many other men’s walking shoes, with a removable insert, making them the best men’s walking shoe for a high instep.
There’s a supportive mid-sole stability plate and polyurethane footbridge. This mid-sole controls the foot to prevent feet rolling inwards. Heel and knee pain is greatly minimized owing to the 10 mm Fat-Pad gel heel insert. The patented removable Mozaic Performance insole even allows for the removal of gel plugs in any pressure-points!