Amazon’s Best-Selling, Podiatrist-Approved Walking Shoes Are Only  Right Now

Amazon’s Best-Selling, Podiatrist-Approved Walking Shoes Are Only $40 Right Now

If there’s one item that should always be a staple in your closet, it’s a good, reliable pair of the

best walking shoes. And if you’re in the market for a brand new pair (you can never have too many, after all!), you’re in luck: Amazon’s number one best-selling walking shoes, the Skechers Go Joy Sneaker, happens to be on major sale right now.

Skechers Go Walk Joy Sneaker

Go Walk Joy Sneaker

Skechers Go Walk Joy Sneaker

Now 33% Off

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That’s right—you can currently snag a pair of the popular Skechers sneakers for only $40, a whopping 33% off the original price. And if you need convincing that it’s a major steal, consider the fact that these made our list of the best shoes for wide feet earlier this year.

The Skechers Go Joy sneakers are indeed designed with the ultimate walkable comfort in mind. Constructed with 100% vegan materials, they feature a lightweight, super-soft insole with high-rebound cushioning alongside a flexible traction outsole and a breathable mesh upper—all of which help the shoe deliver on cloud-like comfort and support. Plus, they come in a slip-on, laceless design that makes them easy to take on and off while you’re on the go. Oh, and did we mention they’re machine washable, too?

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Unsurprisingly, reviewers truly can’t get enough of the top-rated pick. The shoes currently boast a 4.5 rating overall from more than 80,000 Amazon shoppers. They’re also a podiatrist-approved pick, according to many reviewers. “My podiatrist felt these would be helpful to me,” explained one. “Although I only got them yesterday, I do not want to take them off…This the best my feet have felt in months.”

They’re not the only person happy with their purchase. “These shoes are like walking on clouds…like having shock absorbers on your feet!” raved another Amazon shopper. “Your knees will smile. I’m not being silly…When I put them on for the first time I was smiling ear to ear because of the comfort!”

Some shoppers even say they provide pain-free comfort for plantar fasciitis. “This is my fourth pair of these sneakers, I keep trying other brands and then returning them,” wrote one customer. “I have plantar fasciitis and a heel spur and find these to be the most comfortable sneakers for walking and for pain-free standing for long periods of time. The toe-box is roomy to begin with, and between the wide width and flexible weave of the upper, my toes have plenty of ‘wiggle room,’ which I love.”

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Akk Women’s Sneakers

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Whether walking around the house or around the neighborhood, these “perfectly comfortable and lightweight shoes are a great value at an affordable price,” Andriakos says. Plus, they come in countless colors.

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TechLoom Zipline

Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Zipline

“These are like little clouds beneath the feet—and I’ve never seen a shoe style quite like them,” Andriakos says. “I lace up in my Ziplines mostly for walking and errands.”

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Novablast 3

ASICS Novablast 3

Soft, cushiony, and great for pain-free walking, this model has an elevated heel. “If you are a heel striker in general or deal with nagging heel pain, these would be a match,” says Engel.

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Time Off Platform Slip On

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A platform walking sneaker? Yes! This elevated pair performs thanks to the Dr. Scholl’s comfort built-in. “I can wear them all day with no foot aches,” says Andriakos, who deals with sesamoiditis (nagging inflammation of the sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot).

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Kizik Athens

“First day out of the box, this pair performed even with no socks, 90-degree weather, and on my feet all day exploring, on a weeklong vacation—I could not have been more comfortable,” says Laura McLaughlin, WH managing editor.

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On Running Cloudgo

“They feel sturdy, yet cushioned and supportive. The light and responsive soles make perfect sense as a standing and walking shoe,” Andriakos says. (It’s no wonder nurses and teachers rave about them!)

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Out N About III Low Sneaker Waterproof

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“My feet stayed totally dry on snow, grass, mud, and slush, and I never slipped on the smooshy surfaces after a New York City snowstorm,” says Nied. “As long as the snow isn’t above the ankles, these work as well as full-blown snow boots and are much easier to pack if you’re traveling.”

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OOmg eeZee Low

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Enter: a warm hug for your feet. These easy slip-ons mold to your entire foot, making them perfect for strolls after grueling workouts.

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Geotrecca Low RP

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“This neutral-looking shoe goes with everything,” says WH senior e-commerce editor Neha Tandon. “After unexpectedly getting caught in snow and doing a rainy hike, these kept me warm and dry and were slip-proof on the steep parts.”

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Walker Classic

Vionic Walker Classic

“They are stiff and structured in a protective way, but still pack enough cushioning and a wider design for all-day comfort,” Andriakos says. “I swear I stand with better posture when I wear them.”

Reviewers especially love that the Skechers come in both wide and narrow widths, as well as plenty of different stylish colorways. Currently, on Amazon, you can have your pick from 29 different colors, from a classic black or white to a colorful pink and even a fun tie dye pattern (though, only select colors and sizes may be on sale).

Ready to snag your own pair and feel like you’re walking on clouds? Don’t miss out on the major savings—make sure to pick up the Skechers now while they’re still at their super-affordable price of $40.

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Associate Commerce Editor at Prevention

Hannah Jeon is an Associate Commerce Editor at Prevention, where she covers expert-driven commerce content for all things health, beauty, and wellness. Previously the Editorial Assistant at Good Housekeeping, she earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and psychology from Johns Hopkins University. When she’s not on the hunt for all the best products online, you can often find her trying out new food spots in New York City or clicking away behind a camera.