Mens Walking Shoe- Wide Walking Shoes And Clothes
If you are whistling the 60’s pop hit ‘These boots are meant for walking’, chances are you are shopping for walking gear. Even if you are just looking for a pair of men’s walking shoes, there are plenty of features to consider. The plain old men’s walking shoe faces stiff competition from men’s waterproof walking shoes, walking shoes that multi task for travel and parties, and men’s walking boots. Then there is the question of ‘do I need a pair of men’s wide walking shoes?’ Once you’ve decided on the shoes, welcome to the world of walking clothes for men.
Let’s take it one step at a time though.
Shopping for a ‘Fit’
If you’ve never been fitted for walking shoes before, don’t presume your size. Walk into your nearest sports or shoes store and have a shoe expert fit you. Check for size, grip, lacing or slip on, sole cushioning, and so on. Different brands of men’s walking shoes will provide different comforts. Pick what suits your lifestyle and fitness activity. The average men’s shoe size is likely to be between 10 and 12.While the size may fit right, you may be partial to men’s wide walking shoes, as they feel more comfortable. Men’s walking shoes adhere to standard fitting sizes, but look at wider shoes to accommodate a wider toe box, arch, or heel. Many brands will have an exclusive line of men’s wide or extra wide walking shoes.
While shopping for men’s walking shoes, you may want to reflect on the weather in your region. Invest in a pair of men’s waterproof walking shoes if you live in a region that sees more rain than sunshine. Along with waterproof material, also look for multiple-grip soles and non-skid or slip resistant shoes. All these features in men’s waterproof walking shoes should help you brave wet weather.
Boots versus shoes
Men’s walking boots are most likely masquerading as men’s hiking boots in a totally different shoe aisle. So you’ll have to look closer. Certain stores might categorize them into hiking and walking boots and make life easy.
Men’s walking boots are constructed to provide comfort for your feet, if you are walking miles over rough terrain. A typical men’s walking boot will fit higher over the ankle to support it and avoid twisting. They are usually more heavy set and in leather, unless you go in for a pair made of lightweight fabrics. Even these come with leather patches in areas to avoid friction and blisters. Men’s walking boots made of fabric are easier to clean and even come with waterproof lining.
If you’re walking activity involves roughing it over rugged terrain, wading through pools of water and climbing rocky surfaces, you might want to consider a pair of men’s walking boots.
Now that we’ve covered the basics on footwear, let’s go over some clothing essentials. Walking clothes for men should spell COMFORT. A basic pair of shorts and a half sleeved tee paired with socks will do. Make sure that all the fabric you wear is made of sweat wicking material. Try to wear at least one bright colored gear, like a safety vest, if you are walking on the road or in the dark. Add a hat, gloves, or light jacket depending on the weather conditions. However, remember that any fitness activity will make you feel hot. So, don’t bundle up unless you are walking in freezing weather.