shoes for people suffering from knee pain

The Best Walking Shoes That Help With Chronic Knee Pain

There are many of us suffering from chronic pain today. Knee problems are a common ailment for many men and women. There are different options for these problems such as physical therapy and sometimes even surgery. The following article will go into detail on the different types of knee problems and the best kinds of shoes to wear for balance and comfort.

Can Knee Pain Really Be Helped With Shoes?

Chronic knee pain is a result of many different things. It can be due to an old injury that has never properly healed. It can also be the result of a more serious condition (see my article about shoes for back pain).

Some of the more common conditions are tendinitis, arthritis, and osteoarthritis, dislocation of the knee, a torn ligament, meniscus tear and sometimes even cancer. Overuse of the knee can lead to even more pain and discomfort.

Fortunately, there are several shoe options that can help alleviate your pain. Sometimes the cause of out knee distress is the type of shoe we choose to wear and it also depends on your level of activity.

It’s important to make sure the shoe you choose has appropriate and comfortable padding. The sole of the shoe is also very important. The following are some of the top rated sneakers for both men and women.


In case you have undergone knee replacement surgery: I recommend you check out my guide about the top rated shoes after knee replacement.

Best Shoes for Bad Knees (Men)

Here are two reviews for men’s athletic and orthotic shoes that will help with those suffering from knee pain.

gel tech walker from asics

Asics Men's GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4

In 1949, a Japanese entrepreneur began producing basketball shoes from the comfort of his own living room. By 1977, he had a successful business and named it Asics.

With a comfortable rubber sole, the GEL-Tech Walker provides great relief when walking and they are not easily worn down. They also help to conform to the foot’s natural gait. The price depends on the shoe’s size. Check out my review here.

Dr. Comfort Gary Flex-OA

Dr. Comfort Gary Flex-OA

The Dr. Comfort Gary Flex-OA shoe was designed as a therapeutic shoe and was developed with the help of rheumatologists in Chicago, Illinois.

They help specifically to decrease the discomfort and progression of osteoarthritis.

This shoe also has a sole that gives the sensation of walking barefoot. Many men have experienced their pain level decreasing by an average 20% and when worn even more, the better you will feel!

Top rated shoes for Women with Knee Problems

Asics Women's Gel Kayano 22

asics gel kayano 22

Asics provides shoes for more than just men, of course. The Women’s Gel Kayano 22 can be purchased in a wide variety of colors.

Complete with gel cushioning and a removable insole, this running shoe provides complete everyday comfort for the active woman. With shock absorption, the cushioning also helps enhance your natural gait.

orthaheel classic walker

Vionic Women's Walker Classic

Available in black, white, and tan, the Vionic Women’s Walker Classic shoe is made from leather and polyester.

The shoe also has a sole that helps with shock absorbance. Designed by podiatrists, the Walker Classic provides stable arch support and has a heel cup that helps to realign your stride while walking.

Prices depend on size selection.

Final Say

The bottom line is the above shoes along with several others are proven to provide excellent and ultimate support to your feet and most importantly your knees. The footwear is also designed to help with not just your gait, but adds support to your lower back and can help improve your posture and overall health.

You shouldn't feel like you need to limit your fitness and other activity level jus to keep comfort. There are many shoes in addition to insoles that can be added and removed as needed.

Nobody should have to live a life of pain when you can easily be comfortable thanks to the help of these specially designed shoes.

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