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What are the best-rated walking shoes?

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The Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 2 was included in "Prevention's 2014 Sneaker Guide: Walking," the health magazine's list of highly recommended products. The testers of the Asics felt they were a quality shoe with great gel support and a helpful feature to accommodate bunion sufferers: mesh panels at the base of the big toe for enhanced fit and comfort.

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What are the best-rated walking shoes?
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For commuters, Health.com recommends the Rockport truWALKzero II. It was included in "The Best Sneakers for Walking." The site applauds the shoe's breathable suede wing tip upper and says the Rockports are even work appropriate.

Complex magazine recommends the New Balance 1765 for people who are interested in a walking shoe that is good for taking long walks. It is on the magazine's 2013 "The 10 Best Walking Shoes Available Today" list. The magazine says the shoe has a right cushion feel. It also points out other laudable features, such as its FantomFit technology with extremely thin materials, which are designed to hug the foot.

Other shoes on the "Complex" list are the Asics Gel QuickWalk SL and the Zoot Sports Tempo Trainer. The Asics are recommended as a good everyday work shoe, with a rear gel cushioning system to absorb shock. The Zoot shoe is recommended for serving two purposes: both moderate walking and neutral running

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