According to the Mayo Clinic, the average American takes 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day. Think you might be below that number? Maybe all you need to get yourself moving in the right direction is the right pair of sneakers. If you’re not up for a big apparel investment at the moment, no problem: We found a pair beloved by podiatrists that feel so amazing on your feet, you’ll be the one saying “Should we do one more lap?” And the price: They’re on sale for $41, down from $70. That’ll put a spring in your step!
The Akk Women’s Walking Tennis Shoes are the superstar sneakers shoppers can’t stop raving about — they’ve earned over 17,000 five-star Amazon reviews and come in 34 colors. And we feel pretty sure they’re about to become your favorite footwear.
$41 $70 at Amazon
Yahoo Life asked a pro exactly why these kicks feel like magic. “They’re accommodative, meaning they allow the foot and the ankle to move in most any direction that weight-bearing permits,” explained Dr. Rock G. Positano, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Joe DiMaggio Heel Pain Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
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With 34 colors to choose from, you’ll find a shade that makes you smile. (Photo: Amazon)A good-for-you shoe
But Akks are not just for exercise. With soft, comfy uppers, they’re also fantastic for home use, errands, yard work — whatever your day has in store. Support matters, all the time, according to the pros.
“During the pandemic we have noticed a dramatic increase in foot and ankle disorders due to barefoot walking in the home,” says Dr. Positano. “As comfortable as it may seem, walking barefoot increases the amount of stress that the foot must absorb.” Remember: “the feet — and mainly the heel and plantar fascia — are the major shock absorbers for the body.”
Wide and roomy, these sneakers offer just the right mix of support and cushion. (Photo: Amazon)Eliminates foot pain
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