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11 Most Comfortable Men’s Walking Shoes

Whether you're a marathon runner or just enjoy daily strolls around your neighborhood, this post covers the most comfortable walking shoes for men. From breathable uppers to flexible designs to extra cushioning, shoe brands use all kinds of features to prevent pain and reduce discomfort during your workouts. Here's a list of the most comfortable walking shoes for men to keep you feeling great as you pursue your fitness goals.

Number 10

Altra Torin

Altra Torin

The Altra Torin 4 was designed by Altra's Director of Global Research & Development, biomechanics expert and elite athlete Dan Lieberman, and elite ultrarunner Karl Meltzer. This rearfoot striking specific shoe has a deeply sculpted heel for a roomy fit, full foot support, zero drop platform with a moderate collar height that fits comfortably below the ankle bone, and outsole that is strategically decoupled for an efficient and flexible ride. Our newest midsole material, the Quantic delivers smooth stimulating energy while walking for busy men.

Altra Torin 4.5
Altra Torin 4.5

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Number 9

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

The updated women's Adrenaline GTS running shoe incorporates all the hallmarks of the best-selling line, with a fresh look for 2019. This holistic guide rail offers superior stability, while Brooks DNA cushioning provides a responsive ride that adapts to every footstrike. Features include a seamless upper, breathable mesh lining, and 1/2 inch heel drop for a smoother stride.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20

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Number 8

Asics Gel-Nimbus

Asics Gel-Nimbus

With its versatile design, the GEL-NIMBUS® 22 not only offers stability on any terrain but also features a superior fit and new technologies to improve comfort and performance. Durability comes from the upper made of strong yet lightweight synthetic leather with a mesh overlay for ventilation and comfort without sacrificing durability; while the new GEL-NIMBUS® 22 cushioning system delivers high levels of shock absorption and rebound off the forefoot for quick toe-offs.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 22
Asics Gel-Nimbus 22

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Number 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is a unique changeup to the running shoe category. The React technology helps propel the athlete forward, and gives the runner an added edge. Combined with an ultra-lightweight upper, that stays true to its design, this sneaker removes any lingering doubts about running in Nike shoes. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is a neutral trainer with an energy-returning sole that’s sleek yet durable, a breathable, laced mesh upper and tonal understated branding.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

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Number 6

Brooks Ravenna

Brooks Ravenna

The same GuideRails® support, but in a lighter, faster package. The 11th generation Ravenna goes fast with new lightweight materials and a sleeker design that reduces the overall shoe weight for steamrolling through miles—or blocks. K-EVA® midsole cushioning provides the comfort you need in daily training without feeling extra weight on your legs.

Brooks Ravenna 11
Brooks Ravenna 11

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Number 5

Altra Escalante

Altra Escalante

Altra's flagship performance running shoe, the Escalante 2.5 is ideal for runners looking for a lightweight footwear option that will keep their feet happy as they stride the streets, sprint down the gravel, or pound the trail. This completely redesigned shoe features a midsole combination of Altra EGO™ and InnerFlex™ to offer better flexibility and an overall improved performance. The sock-like upper features a zero-drop platform and is breathable, lightweight, and supremely comfortable.

Altra Escalante 2.5
Altra Escalante 2.5

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Number 4

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

If you’ve been running in New Balance neutral shoes for years, you may be worried that they will go away from some of your favorites as they bring in new models. The 1080 v10 has kept its place in runner’s hearts and on their feet as a premium neutral daily trainer and one of the best New Balance running shoes. The Fresh Foam 1080 offers all of the benefits of a premium stability running shoe in a lightweight trainer. This innovative model features our iconic REVlite cushioning, a snug-fitting bootie construction, and an ultra-cushioned Fresh Foam midsole that allows runners to conquer any distance with comfort and stability.

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10

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Number 3

Saucony Freedom ISO

Saucony Freedom ISO

The secret to the Saucony Freedom ISO 2's comfortable design lies in the brand's Everun and Isoknit features. The Everun is cushioning in the midsole that is flexible yThe secret to the Saucony Freedom ISO 2's comfortable design lies in the brand's Everun and Isoknit features. The Everun is cushioning in the midsole that is flexible yet durable. The Isoknit appears in the shoe's upper. It's a material that wraps the foot while still allowing for refreshing airflow. Lugs along the bottom of the shoe give you a good degree of traction.

Saucony's best comfort running shoes are available in colors ranging from a hard-to-ignore red to a more subdued black or gray. The Freedom ISO 2 is a premium running shoe for high-mileage neutral runners. Designed to take on longer distances with support and stability, it features Saucony’s EVERUN™ cushioning, ISOKNIT. ISOKNIT combines the soft, breathable comfort of an elastic knit upper with the dynamic fit system of ISOFIT. It also includes durable overlays for support and premium midsole foam for responsive cushioning.

Saucony Freedom ISO 2
Saucony Freedom ISO 2

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Number 2

Brooks Glycerin

Brooks Glycerin

The Brooks Glycerin feels like a plush sock around your foot due to the upper's design. Despite this snug and secure fit, the shoe's mesh upper also allows for flexible motion and breathability. In the midsole, the brand's DNA Loft cushioning provides your foot protection against impacts. In addition to being comfortable, the shoe also allows you to tackle wet roads without the fear of slipping. The shoe is mostly available in subdued colors, so if you really want to show off some bright colors while you're out for a run, consider the final shoe on this list.

Brooks Glycerin 18
Brooks Glycerin 18

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Number 1

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Clifton

The Clifton 7 is the seventh edition of Hoka’s lightweight, cushioned, and stable running shoe. The minimalist shoe continues the Clifton family tradition by continuing to build on the best-loved qualities of its predecessors. The midsole and ride characteristics remain unchanged in the latest addition to the Clifton line. Additional updates are in the upper construction of engineered mesh fabric that is lighter than prior versions, as well as an entirely new design that focus on a streamlined silhouette for improved appearance and support from a single layer of tightly knit material.

Hoka One One Clifton 7
Hoka One One Clifton 7

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