These Shoes are Made for Walking

These Shoes are Made for Walking

Mr. Menace and I are joining his sister and our brother-in-law on a trip to New England in just a couple of weeks, so I wanted to get a couple of pairs of shoes that would be easy on my feet as a tourist. Normally, you will see me in heels. I like the way they look. I like the way they make me feel. However, I am practical and when I am doing a lot of sightseeing as I expect to do, I want to have shoes made for walking!


I bought these silver Ecco walking shoes last year before we went on our cruise to Mexico. I wanted something cute but good for excursions. They are great. I wear them any time that I expect to be walking very much and I highly recommend this brand.

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This European brand does not come in 1/2 sizes, so order down, as they run big. I wear a 7 1/2 and ordered up thinking I’d need to but had to return them for a 7.

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Cute sneakers have been on my wish list all summer, so our upcoming trip was a good excuse to find some comfortable and cute ones. These Puma in white leather with yellow trimΒ are CUTE and very comfy.Β Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

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Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

The little kiltie on this shoe is SO cute!

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

There is just a touch of sparkle/glitter on the yellow portions which I love!

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers



My athletic shoes were totally worn out anyway, so I ordered some of those too. I ended up with these black Women’s Flex Running Sneakers from Finish Line .

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

They are extremely light weight and very comfortable and the pink swoosh is cute!

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers


I also ordered these black floral Sketchers.

Walking Shoes, Comfortable Sneakers

The insole is memory foam and is very comfortable, but they are a bit high on my ankle bone and rub it a bit. Hopefully, they will be ok when I wear them a few more times.

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

The embroidery is spectacular!

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers


Now for the ones that didn’t make the cut:

I love the idea of a slip on. So quick and easy! And these are so light weight, its like wearing nothing at all.

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I ordered the size 8 and they were just enough too big, that I was afraid they would slip on and off my heel too much. I could have returned them for a different size, but I really didn’t like the way they looked on my foot. They do come in some awesome colors though.


These sky blue leather Nikes are gorgeous. In fact I love anything that is what I like to refer to as Carolina Blue.

Walking Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Cute Sneakers

They were the prettiest of all the shoes I ordered and I wanted to love them, but I just couldn’t. The exterior was extremely stiff and hard. Nothing about them was comfortable.


I will be wearing my new shoes all over New Hampshire, Maine and maybe Massachusetts also during that week and I can’t wait to tell you all about where me and my shoes have been when we get back.




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  1. Lisa Hollowell says:

    Oh it sounds like it will be a wonderful trip! Especially this time of year. And it’s a good thing you are staying in the U.S. with your shoe choices! I’ve been to Europe twice and I found that they identify the Americans by their … shoes! Americans wear tennis shoes (sneakers/walking shoes – whatever name you prefer) for sightseeing. Europeans do a lot more walking than we do and they wear leather shoes. They consider athletic shoes to be athletic shoes. You only wear them for working out. It was fascinating!

    • gwingal says:

      I have heard that before! And also our shorts! But I am not even sure where to find leather shoes for women. Well, my Puma’s are leather! πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      I am loving my new shoes Stephanie! And I sure look forward to this trip. I have never been to the Northeast USA. Thanks for visiting with me. πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      I order from places that have free returns! That way you can try several and return what you don’t like. It works great Karen. Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

  2. Claire says:

    I think the floral trainers look cute. I bought a pair of the slip on ones for a big holiday with lots of walking. They were so comfy, I now use them as my dog walking shoes.

    • gwingal says:

      You will like them Victoria! I saw another pair of Ecco’s that I wanted but I had to make myself stop and not buy another pair yet. πŸ™‚

  3. Christie Hawkes says:

    Comfortable and attractive walking shoes are so important for vacation. I’m glad you found several that you like. I especially love the embroidered Sketchers. Thanks for sharing your reviews on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Have a wonderful trip!

    • gwingal says:

      I am really loving all of these! The embroidered ones are the only ones that are not totally working yet, but I still have hope for them. The insoles are great but they hit my ankle wrong. Hope you find some sneakers… I highly recommend the Nike’s, Puma’s, or Ecco’s. πŸ™‚

  4. La Shell says:

    I love the PUMA. I currently have one that’s on it’s way out so looking for soemthing to replace it with. I know NIKE and Puma have been around for years and years and years and has a great reputation. So I think I’m going that way. Thanks for the options.

  5. Thena Franssen says:

    Really like all these shoes, and how important to have good ones for support and care for your feet. I must say, I love the Pumas the best!

    • gwingal says:

      The Pumas are my favorite too! They are really getting a lot of use too. And since they are leather, all I have to do is wipe them off to clean them. Thanks for stopping by Thena. πŸ™‚

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