The best shoes for walking your dog (or running)
I wanted to share with you all what I perceive to be the best running/ walking shoe. Regardless if you are 120 lbs and run 50 miles a week or if you are 300 lbs and walk 10 minutes a week, I recommend Asics.
My mom is the head coach of a marathon running group with over 600 members. They run half marathons, marathons, triathlons, and even 100 mile races every year. 90% of their runners begin the year with asics and 98% end the year with asics.
My mom has run 28 marathons since she turned 40 years old. Her first marathon was run in nikes, and she had severe knee and ankle aches upon completing it, despite months of training.
Nike advertises that they are the shoe for everyone, but if you are currently wearing Nikes, I would advise switching. Nikes are designed for the elite athlete and they cause more injuries than any other shoe in my mom's running group.
I wore NIkes when I played soccer, but I consider myself an elite athlete back then, practicing up to 6 hours a day for 3 different soccer teams.
If you are having knee or joint issues, go to a running store and get yourself fitted. NOTE: Do not go to a "mall" shoe store. Find a small, independent running store in your area that carries asics and get fitted. Don't go to Academy!
There are three types of asics-- for people who run straight, people who kick out their feet, and people who run like a duck. (I don't know the official names)
A good store will have you walk with no shoes on, have you try on two-three different pairs (NOT the most expensive ones!) and then have you run in each pair to get a feel.
My asics were 120$ but they lasted me an entire year before the padding wore out (and I run about 20 miles a week).
Just thought I would let ya'll know about something that works great and will make you more comfortable while you walk your dog. I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just read a post a minute ago about someone getting shin splints and a good shoe can fix that.