Even if it’s not the season for outdoor walking in your area, there are places you can walk to stay healthy. The local gym is one choice, of course, but you can also get creative with your walking workouts.
Years ago, there were tapes where women would walk in place in the comfort of their own home. There’s a tendency to throw on a pair of ratty old sneakers if you aren’t going outside, but that would be a mistake. You need cushioning and support in your walking shoe.
You can also walk at the local mall. There are dozens of stores where you can window shop while you’re walking. You could do this at any time of the day or night, too. Ask friends or coworkers to join you while you’re walking during a lunch break or after work. You might even find that you’re losing so much weight, you have to buy new clothes!
RYKA Specializes in Women’s Shoes
While some walking shoe companies will make the same shoe in the same style for men and women, this company understands that the structure of the woman’s foot is vastly different from a man’s. It’s not about shrinking the shoe for a smaller size. The women’s shoe needs a narrower heel with increased volume in the instep.
They’ve researched the features and structure that is required for a women’s foot. They’ve been creating athletic footwear for over 25 years exclusively for women, so they’re good at what they do.
Features of the RYKA Women’s Devotion Walking Shoe
- Synthetic sole
- Lace-up shoe
- Cushioned midsole
- Padded tongue
- Removable footbed
- Four colors
One of the biggest parts of a good walking shoe is how it grips the ground. You might be walking outdoors in rough terrain or indoors at the local mall depending on the weather, and your activity level. Some walking shoes are unable to grip the varied terrain, but these are incredibly grippy and won’t slip even if you step on a wet patch.
Cushioned Collar and Tongue
A cushioned collar and tongue will bring comfort to the next level. There’s nothing worse than tightening the laces on your walking shoes to get a good fit and having the laces embedded into your skin at the end of a few hours of walking.
The cushioned collar and tongue will keep your feet comfortable for hours at a time. You could wear these walking shoes all day without feeling like the laces are digging into your foot at all.
Plenty of athletes and those who love walking are pained by serious foot complications. They have Plantar Fasciitis or heel spurs that prevent them from performing an activity they love that provides stress relief and weight loss.
Customers have reported that they’re able to walk miles and miles each day with foot problems in these shoes. After the miles of walking, the women who have worn the Devotion Walking Shoe have reported that their feet absolutely don’t hurt.
For inserts, these shoes are great because the footbed is removable. If you want to add a squishy insert to the walking shoe, you don’t have to worry about purchasing a larger size and having your foot mashed into the narrow parts of the shoe.
This compound is created specifically for the RYKA shoe. It’s a great way to absorb the shocks that can come from planting your foot on the ground. It’s responsive materials that will cushion with it’s little pods of comfort. Along with the cushioning, the foam is separated into pods to be incredibly flexible. The only way to walk in shoes is to allow the foot to move naturally. You don’t want a stiff sole that doesn’t flex as you walk.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the shoe run true to size?
These shoes are pretty true to size. They’re slightly narrow, which might mean purchasing a half size larger.
What colors are available for the Devotion Walking Shoes?
The shoes come in a black/dark purple/light blue, white/light blue/orange, gray/light green/dark pink, and black/gray/dark pink combination.
Will these stay dry when walking in the rain?
You’ll want a grippy sole, which these definitely have, but you’ll also want to ensure that your feet stay dry in the rain. Customers have experienced the shoes in the rain and report that their feet stay comfy and dry.
These RYKA Women’s Devotion Walking Shoe are a great hybrid walking and training or fitness shoe. They have patented technology for the insole and cobblestone pods to ensure that they’re flexible and comfortable in all the right places. They’re terrific walking shoes if you’re walking indoors at the local mall or outdoors in a sprinkling rain. The grip will never let you down.