Can I purchase mens training and walking shoes at Anaconda?
Yes, Anaconda offers a range of mens training and walking shoes that will enable you to get about and walk distances in comfort, regardless of the terrain you find yourself in. Of course, it is possible to walk in any type of footwear, but if it something you want to undertake on a regular basis, or for longer distances, then having a good pair of shoes that support and protect your feet is very important.
What should I look for when choosing mens training or walking shoes?
Here are some of the things to consider when choosing the right footwear:
Walking style: If your approach is casual, your options of footwear are wide open. The best thing is to pick a shoe style that most closely matches where you'll be doing most of your walking. Walking on pavements? Pick a running, multisport or casual shoe. Walking on nature paths or dirt roads? Then choose a trail runner or light hiker.
Flexibility and support: To gauge a shoe's appropriateness for use as a walking shoe, pick up a shoe by the heel and toe and bend the toe upward. Does the shoe bend at the ball of the foot or at some point halfway along the arch? It should bend under the ball of the foot. Then twist the shoe sole from the heel to the toe. Is there some resistance to twisting? As a walker, you want to feel light to moderate resistance.
Cushioning: Walking causes less impact to your feet than running does. As a result, a true walking shoe doesn’t require as much cushioning in the heel as a traditional running shoe, but a good walking shoes will provide you with cushioning under the ball of the foot.
Waterproofing: Will you go out even if the weather is bad? Then waterproof properties of a shoe will be important to you. Trail-running shoes often have waterproof uppers, plus sturdy soles and ample support features. Although waterproof liners can be a good option, they are not always popular in hotter or drier climates, because they can hamper breathability and slow down drying times.
Shoe weight: If your goal is getting fit, a running shoe will give you the right support while keeping the weight low, which will help you achieve greater distances with less fatigue.
Once you have established your priorities for your footwear, take a look at the various options available at Anaconda – as well as walking and running shoes, we also offer hike and trail shoes, climbing shoes, water and dive shoes, plus many other types of footwear including boots, industrial footwear and casual shoes.
Does Anaconda offer footwear for women and children too?
Yes, as well as our extensive range of mens footwear, take a look at the separate ranges of womens and kids footwear, to find suitable shoes for all the family here at Anaconda.