Cushioned Yet Light and Stable
I have a neutral gait and a low arch. The Armus has a TPU shank for arch support and stability. The sole still remains flexible for a good walking stride. I most noted the stability when doing a Zumba dancing workout class. I felt more confident in my moves in the Armus vs. the less structured running shoe I had been wearing to class.
While the shoes are stable, they weigh 2 ounces less than the Brooks Glycerin running shoes I use for my distance walking. The AERO line has "channeled air chambers" in the sole to provide cushioning, shock absorption and energy return. I liked the feel for standing for longer periods of time as well as for my walking workouts.
They don't list the heel drop, but they appear to be very flat shoes, as are best for walkers. The heel is slightly rounded (as is better for walkers than runners) and not flared.
Fit and Sizing
The shoes have breathable mesh uppers.
They come with two sets of laces, one in the base color and one in the accent color. You can choose to have a bolder look or not, which was fun. The lacing system has a tongue-retainer slot so you can keep the shoe tongue in place. They also have an extra set of lacing holes at the ankle so you can lace them to retain your heel if needed. I found the fit to be very good in the heel so I didn't have to do anything extreme with the lacing.
The uppers feel well-constructed for durability, although I haven't given them a long test as of this writing. I usually damage my shoes around the ankle, so time will tell and I'll report back.
The outsoles are made with durable Vibram MultiTrek. They don't have any deep channels where you might pick up small rocks (as many shoes seem to have nowadays).
Bottom Line on the ABEO AERO Armus Walking Shoe
I recommend them for travel, as they are stable, light and cushioned as is needed for tourist walking.
With the cushioning they provide, they should should work well for many people for walking longer distances as well as the shorter walks I use them for daily.
They should work well on sidewalks as well as in the gym and on the treadmill. I loved how they felt for Zumba dancing.