53% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. We live and walk in a concrete jungle; whether it is walking on the roads or on the concrete flooring in homes and offices. If you are standing or walking for long periods then it is worth buying a pair of shoes that will ensure you do not complain of sore feet at the end of the day.
If you want know what the best shoes for walking on concrete are - read on, or:
Let us understand what happens when we walk. Wikipedia has referred to human walking as a double pendulum movement.
In the first movement of the pendulum, your feet leave the ground, your leg swings from the hip and you move forward.
In the second movement known as the reverse pendulum, you heel hits the ground and your feet roll to your toes.
During walking one of your feet is always in contact with the ground. In the second pendulum movement it is estimated that your foot experiences the force equivalent to 1.5 times your weight when you walk and 2 to 2.9 times your weight when you run.
This force is amplified when you walk or run on an unforgiving surface like concrete.
First let us understand that you are looking for walking shoes which are different from running shoes. The motion of your foot and the pressure exerted are different for walking and running and hence require two different types of shoes.
Always buy a shoe at the end of the day when your feet are widened due to walking during the day. Buy your shoes in a store that has a range so that you can check out a variety before choosing one.
Always walk in these shoes to see if they fit you comfortably. The points you need to remember are:
Let us look at some of the best walking shoes in the market today. These models are perfect for working, standing and walking on concrete floors.
Asics Gel Tech Walker Neo 4
New Balance 847v2
Brooks Addiction Walker
New Balance 928
Whichever shoe you select, always keep in mind that you should feel comfortable while walking in them on all kinds of hostile surfaces and never experience pain or discomfort.