I’m a Walker! Why Running Shoes?

27 02 2012

A comment we often get at Fleet Feet is, “I’m not a runner. I just need a good walking shoe.”

So what’s the difference in a walking shoe and a running shoe, and why does Fleet Feet only sell running shoes?

First, running shoes offer a lot more cushioning than a typical walking shoe. Running shoes are designed for maximum shock absorption so runners can complete a 26.2-mile marathon (or more) with minimal discomfort.

Secondly, you can walk in a running shoe, but you can’t run in a walking shoe.

Confused yet?

Basically, if you’re a walker and you decide to do some jogging or running, you’ll be perfectly fine in shoes purchased at Fleet Feet. Whereas if you wear a “walking shoe,” you may want to rethink your footwear if you want to jog or run.

At Fleet Feet, we service a wide range of customers from runners to walkers to nurses and doctors and other professionals who are on their feet all day. You don’t have to be a runner to wear comfortable shoes, and we’re more than happy to help find the right one for you!


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