Walking doesn't require many accessories, but you will want to invest in good walking shoes.

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It's pretty easy to figure out that walking doesn't require much in the way of equipment. One of the only -- and by far the most important -- items that you'll need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable walk­ing shoes.

If you don't take time and care in selecting your walking shoes, you may be in for some serious discomfort.

In addition to walking shoes, there are a variety of accessories available that can increase your comfort, safety, and enjoyment as you walk. As you progress through your walking program, you may

want to add them to your walking gear.

These include walking monitoring equipment and walking safety equipment, all of which we'll discuss later in this article.

But first, let's explore how to find that all-important walking shoe on the next page.

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