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I wonder if anyone can help...
My wife is about to take part in a half marathon walk in just over a month. Her background is very little fitness/sporting activity. She's healthy / slim but does very little exercise.
I suggested that it might be an idea to get a decent pair of running shoes with decent heel support for walking longer distances as there is a whole lot of heel striking involved in walking. I'm not really sure if that's right or not? (I know you do heel strike when walking, but does that translate into good cushioned running shoes being a good idea?).
She currently walks in a pair of fairly cheap hiking boots bought years ago that are waterproof - she's concerned about getting wet feet if out in the mud!
So - any recommendations? A pair of trail shoes perhaps?