Best walking shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 14
I have scoured the earth for a walking shoe that I like. I prefer a really firm midsole that rules out virtually al l running shoes. However, I wanted the running shoe style rather than something closer to a casual shoe. Trail runners were no better and I tried the best - Saloman, Saleway, Vasque, you name it. I then discovered approach shoes and gave several a try including Vasque Grand Traverse and similar shoes. I also wanted to keep the cost around $100 which eliminated a lot of shoes in this category. The Mammut Low Hueco works very well for me. The midsole is very firm but the shoe as a whole is light weight and styled like a sneaker or running shoe. It gives great support and that is key as I am 6'3 and 225#. It is very comfortable to wear and although the upper is all leather, it is not a suffocatingly hot shoe. The only two minor issues is that the shoe runs a little small, but that seems true of all approach shoes. It also looks a little odd and is not very attractive but that does not matter to me. The Mammut Wall Approach shoe looks better but outside my budget at $125. The Mammut Hueco is a great shoe. Give it a try.