Most Lightweight Walking Shoes for Women

Most Lightweight Walking Shoes for Women
Athletic walking shoes are characterized by features such as comfort, flexibility and being lightweight. Walking is a low-impact exercise so it does not require heavy materials for strain and shock absorption, thus the emphasis is on comfort and lightness. Typically, athletic walking shoes have a thinner midsole compared to other types of sports shoes as this allow for a more natural foot roll from the walker's heel to the toes. Some of the most efficient and lightweight walking shoes for women are New Balance 559, Nike Air Miler Walk+ and Gel-Tech Walker Neo.
 

New Balance 559

Just weighing in at 8.7 oz, this new balance model is built with a synthetic and mesh upper to stay lightweight and comfortable. It features a walking strike-path design to stabilize your foot during those fitness walks to help prevent injuries. Though light, it maintains plenty of support and cushioning both in the heel, midsole and forefoot.

New Balance 559
(800) 595-9138
nbwebexpress.com

 
 

Nike Air Miler Walk+

Nike Air Miler Walk+ is not only lightweight (10 oz.), it's also made with faux leather and mesh upper for breathability and superior comfort for longer miles. The avid walker will appreciate its solid rubber outsole for maximum durability. This shoe also features a soft density forefoot pad to provide walkers extra cushioning. For those who like to track their exercise progress, pair these shoes off with the Nike+ Sport Band or Apple iPod Sport Kit for instant workout feedback.

Nike Air Miler Walk+
(800) 806-6453
nike.com

Gel-Tech Walker Neo

Asics designed these trainers to follow the walker's gait from heel-touch to toe-off with its walking-specific outsole path technology. The lacing design is asymmetrical to improve comfort and fit. Only weighing in at 9.5 oz, it sufficiently supports the foot without the bulk--even with two layers of memory foam lining its collar for better fit.

Gel-Tech Walker Neo
(800) 678-9435
asicsamerica.com

 

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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