Sure, you could toss on a pair of sneakers you bought 10 years ago that barely have any tread left. But if you plan on logging some serious mileage, having a pair of walking shoes designed for exercise is a must. Because while your Chucks are comfy for running errands, you’ll want extra support and cushioning when you’re working out.
If you’re going to be walking a lot, it can also be helpful to have a device that tracks all those steps for you, too. When it comes to step counters and fitness trackers, you have a few choices: old-school pedometers, smartphone apps and wearable devices. Figure out what you want in a tracker and weigh your options before you commit to one.