Sometimes an invention meant for one audience has a wider appeal. There’s a shoe designed for people with Type 2 diabetes and circulation problems that might be just the thing for travelers with a lot of walking on their itinerary.
The Asics Gel-Cardio Walking Shoes (retail about $110 per pair) were designed to cut down on friction and to reduce bacteria. The result is a decrease in blisters, abrasions and infections.
The instep is wider and the toe has more room which gives your feet more breathing room. They come in white and black, and from what I can tell, look like a normal athletic shoe.