For advice about walking shoes, we went to Holly Wick, owner of Athletic Soles in Petaluma, CA. Does Holly (and her staff) ever know about shoes! Here’s the scoop on walking shoes —
WW: What is the difference between a walking shoe and a running shoe?
HW: Most podiatrists recommend a “running” shoe over a “walking shoe.” The reason is, walking shoes don’t generally specify foot type so it’s one type for all. Running shoes however do specialize and come in neutral for under-pronators (foot falls to outside) and stability (over pronators foot falls to inside). Don’t look at the heel