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What are some good shoes for walking recommended by Consumer Reports?

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The A1 and B1 Asics walking shoes were the highest rated shoes as of August 2010, according to Consumer Reports. The A2 Avia for men and the B2 Ryka walking shoes for women were also rated highly.

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For customers looking for bargain-priced walking shoes, the A4 Pro Spirit shoes for men and B6 Champion shoes for women both performed well and earned the title of "CR Best Buy." The magazine considers several factors when rating athletic shoes, including weight, shock absorption, breathability, flexibility and stability.

For toning shoes, panelists reported feeling the C1 and D2 Earth and the C2 and D3 Skechers shoes were working their muscles as they walked, particularly their calf muscles.

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