Examples of top-rated walking shoes include the ABEO SmartSystem Shoes, the Sky shoe from Ecco and the Clarks Wave Collection, according to About.com. Other examples are Dansko shoes and the Nike Free 5.0, as of 2015.
The ABEO SmartSystem shoes made by The Walking Company won the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. These shoes are made to help relieve knee pain and stress. The Walking Company retail locations offer free digital foot analysis services in order to help customers choose the right shoe and insole for their foot.
The Sky shoe model by Ecco is made with leather, but is lightweight and flexible. This shoe features an anatomic footbed and lining that wicks away moisture. Like the ABEO SmartSystem shoes, the Wave Collection from Clarks also earned an APMA Seal of Acceptance. This line of walking shoes features a slight rocker sole and a removable cushioned lining.
Dansko makes many shoes that have earned the APMA Seal of Acceptance. Comfortable walking shoes from this company are available in a variety of styles such as boots, clogs and sandals. The Free line by Nike is designed to imitate barefoot walking. The sole is extremely flexible for optimized movement ability.