8 Pairs of Walking Shoes as Stylish as They Are Sturdy

Once upon a time, the walking shoe was just that: meant for walking. You saw them on dirty commutes and dusty trails, and rarely anywhere else. But the latest, revved-up, super stylish crop of walking shoes aren't meant for walking—they're meant for everything. (Don't worry, they're still extremely comfortable.)

navy leather walking shoes from rockport photo

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Rockport M7100 Prowalker Sneaker

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more stylish walking shoe than the M7100. It's available in six versatile color-fabric options, but we're partial to the sumptuous navy leather, which injects just the right amount of luxury into an off-duty look. ($125; nordstrom.com)

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futuristic-looking walking shoes from nike photo

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Nike EXP-X14 Lace-Up Sneakers

Nike's EXP-X14 lace-ups look like they're straight out of Blade Runner. But these future-chic kicks are advanced in more than just the visual department. Meticulously tweaked flywire cables lock your feet into a plush-as-a-pillow sole for a walking experience that's the pinnacle of comfort. ($108; bloomingdales.com)

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tan walking shoes from timberland photo

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Timberland Flyroam Go Leather Chukka Sneakers

If Timberland took their iconic sand-colored boot and transformed it into a walking shoe, this is what it'd look like. With a breathable mesh lining and cushioned EVA soles, this beauty is a million times more comfortable than its boot cousin. ($130; timberland.com)

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Rockport Let's Walk Bungee

Sure, this leather sneaker from Rockport may, at first glance, appear like it's all looks. But an impact-absorbing foam lining and bungee-cord closure ensure that you can walk in them pain-free for miles. ($150; rockport.com)

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white velcro-strap walking shoes from new balance photo

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New Balance Hook and Loop 813

You'd be hard-pressed to find a shoe as effortless—both in form and function—as this shoe from New Balance. Not only is it the type of style that slides easily into any wardrobe, it also offers a custom, near-bespoke fit, thanks to the handy hook-and-loop closure. ($90; newbalance.com)

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brown walking shoes with white soles from clarks photo

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Clarks Komuter Walk

If your commute is a walk-intensive one (in total, half a mile or more, to take it from transit wonks), consider slipping on a pair of these super-stylish tan Clarks. After all, "walk" is literally in the name! ($100; clarksusa.com)

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marine blue knit oxford walking shoes from cole haan photo

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Cole Haan 3.ZERØGRAND Oxford with Stitchlite

One part street-ready sneaker, one part office-worthy Oxford, Cole Haan's hybrid is the type of shoe you'd see on a runway—or, more realistically, in a chic Berlin café. It's available in five fabulous colors, but we're partial the stunning, versatile, trendy marine blue, as pictured. ($230; colehaan.com)

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olive green walking shoes from merrell photo

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Merrell Burnt Rocked Leather

Light as feather but tough as nails—not to mention as flexible as a bendy straw—Merrell's latest leather sneaker is the stuff of dreams. Plus, that sumptuous olive tone is perfect for a hike through the woods. ($120; merrell.com)

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