For me, these women’s Newbalance walking shoes are the best that I have worn. I have tried many many different pairs over the years but only these seem to get the balance between style and comfort just right. I have worn walking shoes in the past that were like boats.. far too bulky and heavy to wear for long walks. These are quite lightweight and the soles are really sturdy making them good at supporting and absorbing shock when you walk. Would highly recommend!