Best Winter Shoes for Getting in Shape
You'll be walking a lot this winter: whether it's shopping, making shopping returns, power walking in the mall or simply enjoying the cooler temperatures outdoors. Get the most out of each step with winter shoes that work your muscles. These winter shoes and sneakers are made to improve your fitness with each step, as well as provide much-needed support for your feet. If you normally squeeze your feet into heels that are too-high or strangle your calves with boots that barely fit and provide no support, your body will thank you when you wear a pair of any of these winter shoes. These shoes are made for walking, not for lounging around, so get moving.
- Size and Socks - Consider the type of socks you will wearing with the winter shoe, including the thickness.
- Traction - Always buy winter shoes with serious traction. Smooth bottoms are not for outdoor winter shoes.
- Multiple pairs - When your outdoor shoes do get wet, be sure to have a back up pair to keep your fitness routine on track.
The Skechers Tone-Ups technology lands itself in a comfortable pair of shoes. These slip on shoes are lined inside for a cozy feeling. Wear them around the house as a supportive alternative to slippers, or take a walk outside and tone your calves. The Spindrifts are best for non-snowy conditions, since they sit just below your ankle. You can wear them when the ground is icy because they have a traction outsole. They don't come in half sizes and are slightly snug when you first get them. They do stretch out a bit, though.
The above shoe also comes in gray, which is a hot neutral for winter 2010-2011. Gray will match your favorite silver accessories and outerwear.
These winter shoes to tone your sleepy muscles also come in this caramel brown, yum! If you tend to switch from black and brown as your neutrals of choice, buy multiple pairs. You won't want to walk in anything else this winter (unless it's snowing!).
Go for a darker neutral with chocolate brown. These winter walking shoes make a great gift for your favorite teenager who would rather go barefoot all year long. She can slip in and out of these warm shoes easily, with or without socks.
Light as a Snowflake
Keep up the pace with a light-weight, waterproof and warm winter sneaker. The North Face Snow Sneaker features PrimaLoft Eco insulation for the inside and Hydrostopper pods for ultimate traction on the bottom. These winter sneakers are Ideal for winter hiking, walking or running.
Stay strong and stay steady with a pair of Icebug MultiRun Running shoes. These are great for casual running outdoors.
Conquer icy and snow trails with a pair of North Face Ultra 105 GTX shoes. Your feet stay dry and they can breathe in these shoes, a must for any serious outdoor athlete who likes to sweat.
If cycling is your year-round passion, keep your toes warm with some toe covers, make for cycling shoes.
Men who like to cycle in all weather conditions will need a pair of warm cycling shoes. Buy for yourself, or as a gift for your favorite cycling athlete. There no more expensive than a three-month membership at a decent gym, so go ahead and splurge.
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