Podiatrists and Amazon shoppers alike love this under-$30 walking shoe: 'Feels like air'

Izabella Zaydenberg
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Shoppers can't get enough of these lightweight slip-ons. (Photo: Amazon)
Shoppers can't get enough of these lightweight slip-ons. (Photo: Amazon)

If your lifestyle or job requires you to be on your feet all day, you know the importance of having the right shoes. Sure, there’s no shortage of sneakers advertising stellar support and impressive shock absorption — but how many of those actually deliver?

Lucky for your overworked tootsies, this pair keeps its promises. The YHOON Women's Walking Shoes do the work of expensive designer sneakers, but at a fraction of the price. The sock-like kicks are made of lightweight woven fabric and are stretchy enough to be slipped on and off without having to fiddle around with laces (hooray!).

The cushioned construction has earned praise from doctors, too — board-certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg says the sole offers excellent shock absorption. “The platform is great for heel pain and metatarsalgia [pain in the ball of the foot],” she shares with Yahoo Life.

Dr. Zaydenberg also raves about the accommodative toe box — a must if you have bunions and hammertoes.

Shop it: YHOON Women's Walking Shoes, starting at $20, amazon.com

We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! Aside from the seven available colorways (from lipstick red to perky turquoise) and the podiatrist stamp of approval — is the jaw-dropping price. The sneakers start at just $20, depending on the color, and even the most expensive size and color combination is just $32. And right now, you can save 5 percent by clicking the on-page coupon. Go ahead: Find a pair of designer sneakers at that ridiculously low price! We dare you.

Podiatrists aren’t the YHOON’s only fan, though. The shoes have garnered hundreds of reviews, with over 87 percent of Amazon shoppers rating them four stars or higher. Here’s what they had to say:

Super comfortable

The air bubble provides incredible shock absorption. (Photo: Amazon)
The air bubble provides incredible shock absorption. (Photo: Amazon)

Running to the store? Running a few miles? Either way, you’ll be all set with this pair. “Comfy work shoes and workout shoes,” one shopper wrote. “Feels just like a sock!”

Another fan chimed in: “Really like these shoes! They fit great and are so comfortable. I went on a pretty intense hike in these and my feet were in no pain at all. Definitely recommend.”

The perfect walking shoe

These shoes were made for walking... (Photo: Amazon)
These shoes were made for walking... (Photo: Amazon)

Spending so much time at home makes taking a daily stroll almost a necessity—and these kicks are just the ticket.

“I started walking while in quarantine, and it became quickly evident I needed a good pair of shoes,” one shopper divulged. “I was hesitant to order shoes online, but the reviews were good so I took a chance. I'm glad I did.”

Another reviewer noted: “I walk two to three miles a day and these shoes are the best I’ve ever worn. Finally an affordable, comfortable cute pair of walking shoes...Jackpot!”

Light as air

Available in seven shades. (Photo: Amazon)
Available in seven shades. (Photo: Amazon)

Despite the chunky sole, these weigh practically nothing — you’ll feel like you’re walking through clouds!

“The thick tread makes them appear heavy but they are quite light, which makes them great for walking,” says a five-star reviewer. “They also seem to take quite a bit of abuse and hold up fairly well. If you are someone who is on your feet all day or walking a lot, I'd highly recommend them.”

“The shoes are so comfortable,” another reviewer exclaimed. “They’re lightweight and easy to [put on] because of the elasticity. I need to walk a lot at work, but I don’t feel tired.”

This reviewer sums it up: “Best shoe you will ever buy,” says the fan. “Feels like air.”

Shop it: YHOON Women's Walking Shoes, starting at $20, amazon.com

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