Best Cheap Walking Shoes in 2023
UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12
- NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
- Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
- Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
- EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
- Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return
adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, Black/Black/White, 10 M US
- Women's specific fit
- Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
- Easy, everyday runners
- Hugs the foot
Original EVENupâ„¢ Shoe Balancer/Leveler - Equalize Limb Length and Reduce Body Strain While Walking (Small)
- Evenup provides a 1/2" to 1" lift to help offset the additional height brought about by wearing an orthotic walking boot or other apparatus.
- Evenup works on both the left and right foot. No designation is required.
Skechers Men's AFTERÂ BURNÂ M.FIT Memory Foam Lace-Up Sneaker, Black, 9.5 M US
- Lace-up sneaker featuring mesh upper with supportive overlays and padded collar
- Cushioned mesh tongue
- Memory Foam Insole
New Balance Women's 1080v9 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, air/Vintage Indigo, 9 M US
- Ultra Heel and Bootie Construction
- Engineered Mesh with No-Sew material application
- Fresh Foam
- 8 MM Drop
- Ortholite Sockliner
Skechers Women's GO Walk 5-True Sneaker, Gray, 7 M US
- Lightweight dual-density Ultra Go outsole with comfort pillar technology
- Skechers Air Cooled Goga Mat insole
- Soft heathered mesh upper
Skechers Performance Men's Go Walk Max-54601 Sneaker,black,10.5 M US
- Lightweight, responsive 5Gen cushioning
- Skechers Goga Max high-rebound insole for maximum comfort
- Breathable mesh upper
- Soft fabric lining
Dr. Scholl's Shoes Women's Madison Sneaker, Grey Cloud Microfiber Perforated, 8.5 M US
- BE FREE Energy Technology - insole with 3 distinct zones, designed for maximum comfort
- Super soft lining at collar
- Rubber sidewalls and sole
Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Lavender/Navy - B - 8.0
- SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width, "2E" = Extra wide width
- FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
- CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
- BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
- MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.
Skechers Sport Women's Flex Appeal 2.0 Fashion Sneaker, black light blue, 10 M US
Hotel Review: The Blakely in New York City
Within walking distance to nearly everything the tourist or casual visitor may desire, the Blakely is a well-priced, little-known gem of a hotel. A quirky classic.
The individual who took our reservation over the phone the day before arrival was prompt and courteous, and inquired if we had any special needs to which the hotel should attend. Check in time, we were told, is 3 PM, but if the room was ready before hand, we could check in early. After a train trip into the city, we arrived shortly before noon, and were told that our room, Room 702, was indeed ready and we could check in - a full three hours early. Those extra three hours of being able to settle in, drop off our luggage, and plan out the rest of our day were invaluable. (We've stayed at other hotels where we could drop off our luggage early, but not check into our room - bummer!)
The Blakely is one tall sliver of a hotel. It is located across from a ballet venue, next door to a Hertz rental car site, and across the street from an Au Bon Pain as well as the Stage Door Deli. Most of the time, a doorman was present. The desk clerk, Yasir, was extremely polite and accommodating. The lobby itself is done in dark, clubby woods, with comfortable chairs and bookshelves built into the walls, giving you the feeling of entering a private, high end home. Perhaps best of all in the lobby: a large desk with a laptop! WiFi service here is FREE. If you don't bring your own laptop, you can use the one in the lobby. Both my daughter and I took advantage of this great service. You may - or may not - have to wait a bit for your turn, as it's a very popular feature amongst guests. Then again, it's not that bad of a wait in those comfy, overstuffed chairs or leather sofas...
The Blakely is considered to be in the moderate to expensive range. Our base price for a room with two queen sized beds was $265 before taxes. Suites run from $300 to $700, with penthouses also available in the $400 to $800 price range. Nonsmoking rooms are available.
We were booked into Room 702. The beds were, thankfully, firm, with first-rate white linens. The entry way had hardwood floors, which was a pretty, unusual touch. (The rest of the room was comfortably carpeted.) There was a laptop stand affixed to the top of the dresser in our room, which meant that had we brought our own laptops, we could have used them at any time - a huge boon for business travelers. Decent closet space, a good-sized flattop television, marble counter tops in the bathroom, a decently-sized tub/shower, a very nice brand of toiletries (all of which we used while there!), plus more than ample pillows and towels made for a comfortable stay. The room also had its own mini bar. One thing we did miss was an in-bath hair dryer, though. There was a Krueger one-pot coffee maker, tea bags, and a small array of snacks (mostly bagged nuts and candies). The style of the room was pseudo European country house, with lots of dark wood, muted wallpaper and whimsical prints.
I do need to address two issues. The hallways at the Blakely, which are covered in dark hunter green velvet, are extremely narrow, so much so that two average sized people can't pass each other without one turning sideways. If you don't like very narrow spaces, you may find this rather disorienting. Also, in Room 702, we were directly facing the street noise of 55th Street. Our room had darkening shades, sheers and heavy draperies, but the noise level at night was frankly quite high. Since both my daughter and I had had a very busy, brisk day, we were exhausted by bed time, but even then, the street noise level was loud and intrusive. When booking at the Blakely, make certain that your room will not face 55th Street directly!
I'd have to say that the best thing about the Blakely, second only to the free WiFi/internet service, was the complimentary Continental breakfast, available until 10:30 AM each morning, at the hotel's in-house Italian restaurant, Abboccato. (Abboccato itself is rated as among the best Italian food in the city, and is located to the left of the lobby exit.) There are continental breakfasts, and then there are continental breakfasts at Abboccato. While it wasn't a huge spread, everything was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. English muffins and wonderful, wonderful bagels were available to be toasted and spread with butter, cream cheese or a variety of jams. Huge bowls of cereals and fresh fruit were constantly replenished. There was also freshly squeezed orange and papaya juice to be had as well. Crisp, tiny European pastries were delicious and perfectly sized for breakfast. One thing that should be noted is that the servers' command of English is very limited, and that it was often difficult to get coffee and water brought to your table, and even more so to get refills of same. The restaurant section opened for breakfast was brightly lit, with both small, narrow booths and tables. If you don't mind hunting down a server for that second cup of good, hot Italian coffee, the Blakely's continental breakfast was a fabulous way to start your day.
Other bright spots worth mentioning: There was always someone at the front desk who was willing to offer assistance or answer questions. Getting a taxi was very easy. Nearby subway stops included B, D, and E at 7th Avenue, as well as N. Q, R and W at 57th Street. There's a day spa located across the street if you're interested in a facial or massage during your stay. There appeared to be a fair number of solo business travelers there during our stay, but I was pleasantly surprised to see several families with small children there as well. We were well within walking distance to Saks, Bergdorfs, Maceys, the Apple Store, F.A.O. Schwartz, as well as the weirdly wonderful Chanel, Dior, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, as well. Rockefeller Center was nearby; the people-watching was wonderful. Basically, the Blakely is sandwiched between Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center, with access to all of the fabulous shops, theater and restaurants that area has to offer. I'd also highly recommend the in-house restaurant, Abboccato, if their light breakfast menu is any indication of the quality of their food. We were also a $13 cab ride, each way, to SoHo shopping, which we never miss.
Would I recommend the Blakely to a first-time visitor to New York City? Absolutely! Will we be staying at the Blakely again for our next visit to the city? In a New York minute, yes!