Unlike runners, someone who uses their treadmills for walking can usually sacrifice some of the bells and whistles, as well as overall quality of the machine, in order to achieve a lower price point. If a machine won’t be used as often or as heavily, a cheaper model will be adequate! If you’re someone who wants to use your treadmill mainly for walking or very short periods of time occasionally, here are our top picks!

Sole F63


The Sole F63 is perfect for someone who wants to fit in a quick walk or a jog. We consider it to be probably the best quality foldable treadmill that is available with a price point of under $1000. This is the simplest machine that Sole offers, but that’s one reason that Sole is one of our favorite brands! They offer a wide variety of machines for every type of person, and the Sole F63 is no exception. With a full length running track of 60 inches, a max speed of 12 mph, and a sturdy frame, you can’t go wrong with the Sole F63.


NordicTrack Incline Trainer X9I


If you want a quick cardio workout, we love this incline trainer from NordicTrack. The incline range on this treadmill is incredible, at -6% to 40%. By using these inclines, you’ll burn calories five times more quickly than you would on an ordinary treadmill or walking on another flat surface. This makes the NordicTrack Incline Trainer X9I the ideal treadmill for someone who wants a fast and effective walking workout.


Life Fitness Desk


If you use your treadmill only for walking, we had to throw in one of our favorite treadmill desks. This way, you can easily squeeze in a workout while you work. It will keep you both fit and efficient. It features a deck that is 48 inches long and 20 inches wide, with a spacious working area that is fully adjustable to accommodate any height, and the track can hold up to 350 pounds.