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Running Shoe vs. Walking Shoe


Updated June 03, 2012

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The Differences Between a Running Shoe and a Walking Shoe
Nike Air Zoom Moire Running Shoe

Nike Air Zoom Moire Running Shoe

Wendy Bumgardner © 2006
A running shoe has different characteristics from a walking shoe. Runners should not run in walking shoes, while fitness walkers can usually find a running shoe that meets their needs better than most shoes marketed as walking shoes. Let's take a tour of what a fitness walker should look for in a running shoe for walking, or a so-called walking shoe for fitness walking.

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