There isn't any such thing as the ideal running shoe. As much as all runners want advice on which is the better running shoe, it is just not possible to name one. There is certainly most likely a best running shoe for each individual runner, but not a universal one shoe that is best for all runners. The range of running shoes available now is larger than it has ever been. At one end of the market place there are the minimalist running shoe that have very little support and cushioning. On the other end of the market are the new maximalist running shoes with the very padding athletic shoes. The range in between these two opposites has not been greater with over 100 producers of running shoes, with each manufacturer having anywhere from one model shoe twenty shoes, which means that there are over several thousand various running shoes in the marketplace for the athlete to choose from. This poses quite a problem for the runner attempting to pick a running shoe for themselves. To further mess with things are that every of the running shoe models have diverse design elements that may have an effect on different runners differently.
Different running shoes will achieve different effects. The minimalist athletic shoes will interfere very minimally as to enable the foot to move, whereas other shoes are built to effect movement and biomechanics. For for instance, the Airia athletic shoes have a slant or tilt underneath the forefoot that may have significant effects on the way the foot moves. The Hoka One One athletic shoes have the maximum amount of shock absorption. Runners will need to sample a range of different footwear in the spectrum and select the one which best meets what they think and believe about running and just what best suits their running style or technique The advice from a speciality athletic shoes store is worthwhile for this.