Sports specialists define walking as “the nearest thing you can get to an ideal physical exercise”. Fitness walking is an accessible sport that can be practiced at different rhythms for different reasons in different seasons. Follow our guide designed to help choose the right pair of fitness walking shoes
What kind of a Fitness Walker are you?
As mentioned in the introduction, fitness walking can be practiced at different rhythms and for different reasons. Your fitness walking shoes, in addition to being flexible to accompany your foot’s heel-to-toe transition, should also be chosen in accordance with the type of walking you practice:
|Active walking||“I want to feel good”||Moderate pace||Flexibility|
|Power walking||“I want to strengthen my heart and body”||High pace||Flexibility|
|Nordic walking||“I want to feel good and strengthen my whole body”||With nordic walking poles||Flexibility|
If you walk at a moderate pace (under 6km/h) to feel good in your body and mind and/or to get back in shape, you are an active walker. When you are active walking you need a flexible shoe to accompany the heel-to-toe transition of your foot in addition to good cushioning!
Why does active walking need you to choose flexible active walking shoes equipped with good cushioning?
When you are active walking the impact of your foot on the ground is 1.5 times the weight of your body with each step. In order to limit feeling this impact and thus gain more comfort, you should choose flexible active walking shoes that are equipped with good cushioning
If you walk at a faster pace, (above 6km/h) to strengthen your heart and tone your body you are a fast walker. When you are fast walking you need a flexible shoe to accompany the heel-to-toe transition of your foot in addition to propulsion!
Why does power walking need you to choose flexible fast walking shoes that provide propulsion ?
The faster you walk, the greater the movement of your foot (from the heel strike to the front push off). In fast walking you are trying to go faster and faster so you need a pair of shoes to accompany this dynamic movement: rear grips, grip and front propulsion through the big toe. We recommend choosing fast walking shoes designed especially to bring you more propulsion: Propulse Walking Technology, present in all of Newfeel’s fast walking shoes, is a specific technology that meets this need !
If you walk with poles for fitness or to strengthen your heart and tone your body, you are a Nordic walker. When you are Nordic walking you need a flexible shoe to accompany the heel-to-toe transition of your foot in addition to grip!
Why does Nordic walking need you to choose flexible Nordic walking shoes with good grip ?
Nordic walking is generally done on versatile terrains that can be quite loose and wet such as country paths, forest paths, walking across the grass, etc. These types of more specific ground need a choice of footwear that is flexible and that can offer good grip on various types of terrain to avoid slipping and to maintain a dynamic pace of Nordic walking.