Do walking shoes make rough running shoes? Reviewed by Momizat on . I have bought myself a pair of walking shoes from Toms, as I tend to walk a lot due to my work. However, I used the same shoes for jogging as well, as I thought I have bought myself a pair of walking shoes from Toms, as I tend to walk a lot due to my work. However, I used the same shoes for jogging as well, as I thought Rating:
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Do walking shoes make rough running shoes?



I have bought myself a pair of walking shoes from Toms, as I tend to walk a lot due to my work. However, I used the same shoes for jogging as well, as I thought they would be comfortable while running as well! Nonetheless, it left my ankles aching, which never really happened when wearing them while walking. I would like to know from somebody who has used a variety of shoes ranging from walking, running, and jogging, etc., to tell me if I should buy another pair of shoes for running! Do walking shoes make bad running shoes? Please advice suitably!


  • James Callahan

    It’s nice to opt for walking shoes if there is a lot of walking involved in your daily schedule. Due to lack of time, there is an imbalance in the workout schedule. You need to be very careful in choosing the shoes. Different shoes are available that are meant for specific purposes and they must be used for that only or it can lead to side effects and pain. Shoes are an important investment for a walker or runner. Both walking and running shoes are designed for the forward motion, but there is a difference in the force applied. You must know that the running shoes are designed for forward motion at a rapid pace. One critical element in this shoe is its mid-sole which are the foam-like material between the sole of the shoe. This is the pint which hits the ground. It provides protection from impact forces. Walking shoes, by contrast, often have a roll bar which supports the arch of a walker’s foot. The mid sole in the walking shoes is less thick. Another difference to be considered is that the walking shoes emphasize a roomy toe-box, while running shoes often have a narrowing shape to the toe-box. This is to permit a runner’s foot to have a smooth push-off. The running shoes can often be distinguished from walking shoes by the upper. The upper of a running shoe tends to have breathable, mesh-like fabric. By contrast, walking shoes emphasize padding to provide stability. It is true that running shoes are expensive in comparison to the walking shoes, but I would like to recommend that you must get the shoes that are typically meant for running to have happy feet.

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