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What to Wear When You Walk

Clothing, Shoes and Gear for Walkers


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  • Good article, the only thing to add is for those who walk in the pre-dawn, or dusk...PLEASE wear bright clothing, and some form of can get armbands, headlamps, 3M reflective vests and wrist/ankle straps. BE SEEN!!! - 10/5/2016 4:43:30 PM
  • Does anyone have any suggestions about a scarf to wear? I have asthma and I've avoided problems by not going out in the cold. But I've started walking every day and I don't want to stop just because of the weather. - 8/23/2016 8:58:20 PM
  • Great article. Keep in mind that the clothing doesn't need to be expensive. Look for clothes at end-of-the-season sales. - 4/15/2016 11:11:17 AM
  • Nice article! I think I have it nailed about the hat and other clothing except for the shoes. I have spent tons of money on different shoes and socks and have tried all kinds of anti-chafing potions, but I still get tons of painful blisters and the overhang of scar tissue under the balls of my feet cause me to limp all the way home. I am OK for the first 4 miles but after that I know trouble is coming. I even tried changing into dry socks halfway through. Walking would be so much more fun if I could find a solution for this. - 4/14/2016 9:13:28 AM
  • Great Article! Thanks. - 4/14/2015 8:42:32 AM
    If you should be wearing good walking shoes, the. Why does every store want to sell you running shoes, when you tell them your a walker. I just don't understand this.

    - 3/1/2015 9:11:15 PM
  • Thanks for the article! I would appreciate a bit more detail about fiber contents other than just "not cotton." - 2/26/2015 9:18:02 AM
  • Good ideas, particularly about wearing a hat. - 11/13/2014 3:08:41 PM
  • Great tips! thanks!... - 10/24/2012 5:28:14 PM
  • Thanks for the new articles as well I run out of them. Ihad to laugh at the title right away I thought " CLOTHES- I don't want to be picked up by the cops" !!! - 5/2/2011 9:37:57 PM
    In addition to water, I bring a microfiber cloth for wiping perspiration and tissues just in case. Living on the Gulf coast it's windy, so sometimes I find it necessary to cover my ears. The little individual pop-on type earmuffs work great. - 1/11/2011 10:47:02 AM
    Just wanted to know if those sauna suits were good to work out in? - 6/16/2010 2:23:50 PM
  • As a regular runner, I find this article extremely important. Many crucial points are brought up. First, wear breathable clothing, pure cotton is nice but not practical. Wear cotton blends or technical fabrics. Wearing the right shoes is probably most important. A good bet would be to go to a specialty running store. Quite often, the workers in these stores are specially trained in shoe fitting. As for cold weather, my biggest problem is my hands; they get cold very easily. So, when I dress for running, I dress so that I'll be a bit cool when I start. But my hands? They have to be toasty warm from the get-go. - 11/19/2008 11:27:22 AM
  • This is a great article. I needed the reminders here. - 11/16/2008 8:01:49 PM

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