Walking shoes put to the test

SAN FRANCISCO

Before going out and buying your next pair of walking shoes, you'll need to do some legwork first.

Take a piece of paper, and walk on it with your wet bare feet. Then look at your imprint.

"If you see a lot of your foot in the wet imprint that means you have a low arch, and you'll need something like the Asics Gel Walker. It has a lot of support here at the bottom. Its wider than other shoes, and it has a lot of support here," said Kathleen Huddy, Good Housekeeping Institute.

A little imprint of your foot means you have a high arch. And if that's you, Good Housekeeping recommends the Brooks Defyance. They say it'll give you lots of support.

One podiatrist says you don't have to spend a lot to get quality.

"If price were the deciding factor, I would go with the least expensive. The quality of them look ideal," said James Korponay, podiatrist.

High on Good Housekeeping's list is the "Saucony Grid Instep RT" for $60.

Look for a walking shoe that easily bends at the forefront. You want the shoe to be flexible for walking.

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