Royal Air Force Walking and Road Marching Association

Equipment for walking

At first it can seem that regular shoes, maybe more sporty looking ones, a nice pair of trousers, a shirt and maybe a jacket can be the best combination for walking. But once you get into it, you will see that there is much more comfort that can be experienced only if right choices are made.

The best and safest way to get the best walking support is to go to a store with sport equipment, clothes, shoes and other stuff. For the start you will need a great pair of shoes and with shoes we mean sneakers. They don't need to be Nike or Adidas or any other expensive ones, but they need to feel nice on your feet and they need to fit perfectly. With a comfortable pair of sneakers you will need socks as well. Again, they don't need to be expensive, nor branded, but they need to support your leg. The ones with different thickness and support zones are the best ones, and try also to get cotton ones.

After your feet are ready and set, let's get over to the rest of the body. You will need a pair of comfortable trousers or even a sweat or gym suit. A nice and comfortable T - shirt will also do good and in colder weather you can just put a sweatshirt over it. Again cotton ones would be the best choices, because our body feels good surrounded by this fabric.

Other than this there is not much you should or can do. Take enough water with you and clothes to change, so a good and easy backpack would also be useful. Download sport related apps our by a smart watch (you can find some for less than 100 dollars) to keep track of how many steps you have made and calories burnt. Enjoy your walking time and make sure to search for new paths all the time, because there is always a better one just a few steps away.