'Super comfy!': Medical pros and Amazon shoppers adore these sneakers — just $16 for Cyber Monday

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A dream come true for achy feet. (Photo: Amazon)
A dream come true for achy feet. (Photo: Amazon)

According to the Mayo Clinic, the average American takes 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day. Think you might be below that number? Maybe all you need to get yourself moving in the right direction is the right pair of sneakers. If you're not up for a big apparel investment at the moment, no problem: We found a pair beloved by podiatrists that feel so amazing on your feet, you’ll be the one saying, “Should we do one more lap?” And the price: They're on sale for $16, down from $18.

The Akk Women's Walking Shoes are the superstar sneakers shoppers can’t stop raving about — and they come in five colors. We feel pretty sure they’re about to become your favorite footwear. Lightweight, with just the right mix of give and support, they’re a pleasure to slip into.

Yahoo Life asked a pro exactly why these kicks feel like magic. “They’re accommodative, meaning they allow the foot and the ankle to move in most any direction that weight-bearing permits,” explained Dr. Rock G. Positano, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Joe DiMaggio Heel Pain Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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$16 $18 at Amazon

Which color will you choose? (Photo: Amazon)
Which color will you choose? (Photo: Amazon)

A good-for-you shoe 

But Akks are not just for exercise. With soft, comfy uppers, they’re also fantastic for home use, errands, yard work — whatever your day has in store. Support matters, all the time, according to the pros.

“During the pandemic we have noticed a dramatic increase in foot and ankle disorders due to barefoot walking in the home,” says Dr. Positano. “As comfortable as it may seem, walking barefoot increases the amount of stress that the foot must absorb.” Remember: “the foot — and mainly the heel and plantar fascia—are the major shock absorbers for the body.”

“I’m a Nurses Aide, future LPN and on my feet a lot, carrying around a heavy backpack, up and down stairs so I needed a good supporting shoe that didn’t break the bank! This was exactly it!" one fan wrote. "I was a little wary ordering shoes online for one, and also being that I am very picky when it comes to shoes. I’ve suffered with plantars fasciitis in the past from being a dancer, and get the occasional flare up. I also have a very narrow foot so it’s hard to find shoes that fit me appropriately. I get a lot of compliments on these shoes and asked where I got them."

A fellow fan called these shoes "super comfy and light weight," adding, "I work where I sit and move equally and they are really comfortable. ...Super easy to just slip on as they stretch at the top so no need to lace everyday."

There’s nothing more important to your walking life than the right shoes. As Dr. Positano put it, “The feet are the body’s Michelin tires. And the last thing you want is for your foot to become a flat tire.” Keep them strong, supported and energized with the comfy cushioning they deserve.

$16 $18 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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