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Must Have Sneakers for Mall Walkers

MUST HAVE SNEAKERS FOR MALL WALKERS

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger 

Gym memberships can be costly and finding the time to get to the gym before work is even tougher. Consider working out a few times a week at Crabtree. Get a great pair of sneakers and workout gear before you storm the corridors of the mall.

Before you shop for a great pair of sneakers, know what type of sneaker will work for your foot. Sales associates can determine what works best for you based on a myriad of things.

Shopping guide based on comfort with THE WALKING COMPANY:

Medium sole

Women- The women’s ABEO Discovery a molded EVA midsole, a non-marking, Vibram® MultiTrek outsole and includes the ABEO 3D³ CORE Sport Orthoticcustom fit to your feet using advanced digital scan technology to deliver increased cushioning, durability and breathability for incredible comfort.

Men- Tackle your workout in total comfort with the men’s ABEO Discovery alsofeatures a molded EVA midsole, a non-marking, Vibram® MultiTrek outsole and includes an ABEO 3D³ Core Sport Orthotic custom fit to your feet using advanced digital scan technology to deliver increased cushioning, durability and breathability for ultimate comfort.

WIDE sole

Women- The women’s ABEO Advance is a wardrobe staple. This athletic style features a lightweight EVA midsole for added arch support, a built-in Cloud crash pad in the heel for shock absorption, and strategically placed flex zones for forefoot flexibility and traction. The Advance also includes the ABEO 3D³ CORE Sport Orthotic custom fit to your feet using advanced digital scan technology for the incredible all-day support and comfort. It's available in 5 colors.

Men- Equipped with increased flexibility, support and lightweight comfort, the men’s ABEO Advance is a casual everyday athletic. This style features a lightweight EVA midsole for added arch support, a built-in Cloud crash pad in the heel for shock absorption, and strategically placed flex zones for forefoot flexibility and traction. The Advance also includes the ABEO 3D³ Core Sport Orthotic custom fit to your feet using advanced digital scan technology for the incredible all-day support and comfort. Available in 2 colors.

Narrow sole

Women- Get incredible stability and comfort from the women’s New Balance 1540. Designed for runners with moderate to severe overpronation, enjoy the foam-cushioned footbed matched with a PU insert to deliver ultimate comfort and support. The light and flexible rubber outsole provides maximum traction.

Men- Get moving in maximum comfort with the men’s New Balance 813 walking shoe. The Rollbar technology helps reduce rear foot movement for a more stable stride. The lightweight and flexible construction will keep you going all day long.

Shop for your sneaker needs at these retailers:

  • The Walking Company 
  • Champs
  • Foot Locker
  • Foot Action
  • Journeys
  • Lady Foot Locker
  • Macys
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Sears
  • Skechers

Advantages of Mall Walking

1.  Great weather: Inside our climate-controlled mall, walkers can dress comfortably and not worry about wind, rain, snow, ice, or heat to walk in comfort.

2.  No Traffic: Inside the mall, you don't have to worry about dodging cars. There are no intersections to cross, no broken glass or bushes obstructing the path, no auto fumes or rush hour traffic. It's a safe walking workout location.

3.  Security: Mall security and surveillance video help ensure you are safe.

4.  Restrooms and Water: Take your time and pace yourself, these essentials are always nearby in the mall.

5.  Cafes and Snacks: You can enjoy coffee and breakfast snacks at Starbucks at before or after your walk!

6.  Camaraderie: If you become a regular, you are likely to start making nodding acquaintances or friends of the other mall walkers again making it a great place to exercise!

Ready to take a step toward improving your fitness level and overall well-being?  Make walking a part of your healthy lifestyle, whateveryour fitness level. We encourage you to walk during the following hours:

Monday - Saturday | 5:00AM - 10:00AM (Lower Level), 7:00AM - 10:00AM (Upper Level)

Sunday | 8:00AM - 1:00PM