There is no such thing as the ideal running shoe. As much as all athletes want recommendations on what is the best running shoe, it is just not easy to name one. There is certainly most likely a best running shoe for each individual athlete, and not a generic one shoe that is best for all runners. The range of running shoes currently available is larger than it has ever been. At one end of the market place there are the minimalist running shoe with very little arch support and shock absorption. On the other end of the market are the different maximalist running footwear with the extremely cushioned running shoes. The range in between these two opposites has never been greater with over 100 producers of running shoes, with every producer having anywhere from one model to in excess of twenty models, meaning that there are over thousands of different running shoes on the market for the runner to choose from. This poses quite a predicament for the athlete looking to choose a running shoe for themselves. To further mess with things are that every of the running shoe models have diverse design features that should affect different runners differently.

Different athletic shoes will achieve diverse effects. The minimalist running shoes will interfere very minimally as to permit the foot to move naturally, whereas other shoes are intended to have an impact on movement and biomechanics. For eg, the Airia running shoes have a inclination or tilt under the ball of the foot that can have substantial impacts on the way the foot moves. The Hoka One One athletic shoes have the maximal amount of padding. Runners will need to try on a range of different footwear in the spectrum and choose the shoe that best meets what they think and understand about running along with what best suits their running style or technique The advice from a specialty athletic shoes retail outlet is valuable for this.