How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes
Look for: Cushioning with a good dose of stability—in other words, a lightweight shoe that bends just to the ball of the foot. That said, “in many cases, this foot type has the most freedom and can wear whichever sneakers feel best at the store,” says Steven Raikin, M.D., the director of foot and ankle services at Rothman Institute Orthopaedics, in Philadelphia.
Shoes for cross-training: These crazy soles act like a Slinky, putting an extra spring in your step.
Shoes for running: This innovative design reduces heel slippage and instep strain.