If there’s one thing the last year has been good for, it’s getting us all up and on our feet and exploring our local areas. For many of us, walking has become the only opportunity for freedom, exercise and fresh air - and of course we want to be as comfortable as possible while doing it.
So while some of us have used the opportunity to splash out on some of the best leggings around, there are those of use who'd prefer to treat ourselves to a new pair of comfortable and supportive walking shoes.
And if you fall into the latter group, then we think that shoe experts Skechers could be the way to go.
The innovative footwear brand has launched their groundbreaking Skechers Arch Fit® technology into their shoe lines.
The new insole system provides arch support with a removable supportive cushioning that is designed to make walking more comfortable - perfect for gifting your mum on Mother's Day in preparation for a lovely outdoor Sunday walk.
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With a shape that was developed with over 20 years of data and 120,000 unweighted foot scans, the Arch Fit® insole aims to distribute pressure across the arch of your foot to provide added stability, balance and support.
It also comes with a lightweight but sturdy cushioning system that aids stability by offering complete foot support - and it even features technology that means it won’t lose its shape.
And if you’re looking to get stylish for you walk and want something a bit more fashion-forward than a pair of trainers, Arch Fit® is also available in a selection of shoe and boot styles. Take a look at some of our favourite Skechers style that feature the innovative new technology.
Skechers Arch Fit® shoes: Our top picks
Skechers Arch Fit - Sunny Outlook
The ultimate Skechers walking trainer, with knit-in cooling weave panels for comfort, a cushioned lightweight midsole and a padded collar and tongue. It even comes with a flexible traction outsole to give you extra grip when on long walks
- Arch Fit - Sunny Outlook for £80 at Skechers (opens in new tab)
Skechers Arch Fit Flex
With breathable mesh and a lightweight cushioned midsole, this slip-on shoe is perfect for a pairing with some comfy sports leggings to take you around on a day full of errands.
- Arch Fit Flex for £67 at Skechers (opens in new tab)
Skechers Gowalk Arch Fit - Grateful
If you want something a bit more casual-looking without all the faff of laces, this style will provide all the support and comfort you need with its Ortholite® foam technology insole layer for long-term cushioning, breathability and lightweight comfort, as well as the extra supportive arch and Comfort Pillar technology for added stability.
- Gowalk Arch Fit - Grateful for £75 at Skechers (opens in new tab)
Skechers Arch Fit Lasso - Classy Charmer
For those who want all the comfort and support without the sporty look, these ankle boots will go perfectly with jeans on the outside, but will give you all the Arch Fit® goodness on the inside.
- Arch Fit Lasso for £84 at Skechers (opens in new tab)
Skechers Gowalk Arch Fit - Conquer
Combat adverse weather in comfort with these sturdy boots that reach up to the ankle for added warmth and extra support and come with suede and faux fur touches for a stylish finish. They even feature a handy zip at the side so that you can get them on and off without a battle!
- Gowalk Arch Fit - Conquer for £87 at Skechers (opens in new tab)
If want to choose your new pair from a bigger selection of styles, you can shop the full range of Arch Fit shoes at Skechers.co.uk (opens in new tab).
Looks like our Mothering Sunday walks are about to get a load more comfortable!
Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.
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