I walk in running shoes, in hiking shoes, in winter walking boots, and in (athletic) sandals. My choice of footwear usually depends on the weather and on my mood.
Lately my hiking shoes have been getting quite a workout. My running shoes needed replacement and for the first time in many years replacing them with a new pair of the same brand and model that I had been wearing didn't work. Someone at the shoe manufacturer (Mizuno) apparently decided that toes don't need room to move, changing the toe box of the shoes to be narrower and to have less height. Ouch! My feet said no, and the shoes went back.
It probably would have made sense for me to head to a store to try some shoes - but shopping in brick & mortar stores doesn't appeal to me (lately). I took time yesterday to check some running shoe reviews online, then I turned to Zappos to place an order. My "I hope they fit, I hope they work" new shoes were waiting for me when I arrived home today. I slipped them on and headed out for a long fast walk. Ah, happy feet!
Oh, your feet want to know which shoes my feet like? The model is the adidas Supernova Glide, very comfy.