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ANARIE Posts: 12,467
5/10/13 11:30 A

I'd recommend going to a really good independent runners' shoe store and getting fitted for walking shoes. If you don't know what stores in your area do professional fittings, look for local races and see who sponsors them, and/or google "runners forums" and the name of your city or area and ask people there what stores they like. They might even tell you which sales person to ask for! Independent stores make their money from repeat business, so they will generally give great service and treat you really right.

ELMA1913 Posts: 5,051
5/10/13 8:17 A

Walking on hard surfaces, sidewalks and roads will cause my legs to hurt everytime. I have learned to walk on softer surfaces as much as possible. Make sure you do your stretching before and after your walks. I ended up with surgery - which was NOT successful. Also, make sure you have plenty of support in your shoes.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,235
5/10/13 6:56 A

Perhaps it is from walking on a concrete sidewalk rather than a softer trail?

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5/10/13 6:45 A

Hello, I love hiking, and have been using it successfully to lose my almost 30lbs so far... However, I have recently started to try to add in daily walks as well, but have been experiencing really terrible leg pain on the front of my legs from about my ankle to my knee. The pain comes on within minutes, and I am finding myself unable to continue for more than about 30 minutes despite being able to hike for hours on end... Also, I am wearing the same shoes, so not sure if that is a factor or not... Has anyone else experienced this or know what may be causing it?? Thanks :)

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