Best Shoes for Walking on Concrete

This guide reviews the best men's and women's shoes for walking on concrete as well as standing on concrete with a deep look at the topic.

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Last Reviewed on 1 January 2019 - Added Content and lots more reviews

Woowalkers – The Fitness Walking Resource 1

by Jennifer

Most of us are living in a world where concrete and other hard surfaces underfoot force us to go looking for the best shoes for walking on concrete all day.

We need to get footwear that will help our feet and legs deal with the stresses on our legs, feet, joints, muscles, and tendons, that walking long distances on concrete causes.

If not, we end up with pain in our feet, muscles or even hips and back.

I want to point out that walking on concrete all day is not the same as standing on concrete all day.

Our feet are made for walking. They are not well constructed for standing relatively motionless for long periods.

So there is a specific recommendation for people mostly standing on concrete compared to those mostly walking on concrete. Although there is some overlap, the requirements are a little different.

What are the Best Walking Shoes for Walking & Standing on Concrete All Day?

If you are mostly walking then this will depend on the type of walking you are doing. Shock aborbing heels, cushioning, arch support, breathability, shoe fit & durability are the main requirements - the order of importance varying by activity.

If you are standing still for long periods then arch support is by far the most important of the above features 

Get the Right Shoe for Your Activity Type

Several potential activity types apply to people who walk on concrete. 

Which activity group best fits you?

Group 1 are those who go power walking or fitness walking on roads or who maybe are training for some event. For various reasons, your feet will get the most benefit from an athletic running type shoe.

Group 2 are those who are walking for exercise more gently and less strenuously for an hour or so a day. This group will most likely be looking for a more casual sneaker style shoe that meets requirements.

Feet on Concrete Stairs

Our Feet Work Naturally Barefoot

Group 3 are those who spend a lot of time on their feet all day at work or maybe shopping in a casual environment. This group includes people who are sightseeing and walking on pavements around cities and delivery people. If there are no formal requirements on shoe type, most will choose a casual sneaker type shoe or a casual fashionable style shoe. Obviously feet will tire walking all day on concrete pavements and only the best, most comfortable shoes will help.

Group 4 are those who are at work where more formal shoes are required and most of the time is spent standing - nurses (ward etc.), teachers, salespersons, serving staff and so on. For these people, sneakers may or may not be accepted. Therefore either a sneaker or more traditional style shoe is required. Whichever they need the best shoes for standing on concrete all day to reduce foot fatigue.

Group 5 are those at work where more formal shoes are required and where most of the activity is walking on concrete floors all day long - nurses (porters etc.), factory and warehouse workers. The types of footwear for this group is varied. People working on concrete all day outside and those working on concrete floors in the construction industry need steel capped work boots for protection, bartenders an chefs need anti-slip shoes, nurses may need white shoes and the list goes on. If you are working on conrete floors all day you need the best shoes to protect your feet day in and day out or they are going to start hurting.

Here is a general list of the things we will be looking for from the best shoes for walking on concrete or any hard surface.

  • Heel Impact - Excellent Shock Absorption Ability
  • Comfort - Excellent Cushioning throughout the shoe
  • Support - Adequate arch support of the right kind, in the right places
  • Breathability - Sweat needs to be able to escape
  • Fit - A shoe that is not overly tight or loose with wiggle room for your toes
  • Durability - Shoes made of good quality materials and reasonably durable soles

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THE BEST MEN'S SHOES FOR WALKING ON CONCRETE

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THE BEST WOMEN'S SHOES FOR WALKING ON CONCRETE

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