Now’s the time for outdoor strolls, but if you don’t have the right pair of shoes, you probably won’t enjoy the fall foliage very much. That’s why we’ve sought out the best Nike shoes for walking the days away this season. Why Nike, you ask? While agile Nike running shoes with performance-driven technical designs might be the first things to come to mind when you think of this esteemed brand, it also ranks right up there with New Balance as the maker of some of the most comfortable walking shoes you can find.
With key features like breathable mesh uppers, extra cushioning through the heel, and arch support, Nike sneakers are designed to provide the kind of comfort and stability that you need on long walks. In fact, you can find these elements across the brand’s line, from its road running shoes to trail running shoes to its cross training shoes—so really, it’s just a matter of finding which ones suit your feet best.
According to SELF’s sneaker buying guide, you should look for a shoe that maps the shape of your foot, with a suitable arch (whether you have high arches or flat feet) and room through the forefoot and toe box to accommodate some wiggling. This criteria is as important for running shoes as it is for a pair of walking shoes, so keep it in mind as you shop.
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best Nike shoes for walking, including SELF Certified sneaks, stylish picks for the athleisure fan, and time-tested favorites from online reviewers.
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