820 East Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

East Ocean Podiatry, Dean B Dorfman, DPM, P.A. & Dominick Sansone, DPM

Shoe Recommendations for All Foot Types

Theories and evidence for shoe recommendations are emerging. Flat feet no longer necessarily need a “motion control/stability” shoe and more experienced runners who have proper foot strike and strength can use less supportive shoe. Arthritic knees tend to do better with ore cushioned shoes. Those with knee cap problems (patella- femoral) tend to do better with lower heel to toe ratio, whereas those with Achilles issues do best with a higher heel. Shoes with a rocker sole are better for forefoot problems, especially big toe arthritis (Hallux Rigidus), neuromas and midfoot arthritis. Research has shown the most critical factor in choosing the “right” shoe is perceived fit/comfort, so make sure you try the shoe on, using your usual running sock, and at the end of the day so your feet are as “swollen/spread out” as they possibly can be.

For Cushioning (for high-arched feet & those with joint problems):

  • Adidas Supernova Glide
  • Brooks Transcend
  • Nike Vomero (widths)
  • Hoka Bondi or Stinson 3 (width)
  • Ascis Nimbus (widths)
  • New Balance 1080 (widths)

For Stability (for mild to moderate over-pronation):

  • Adidas Supernova Sequence
  • Nrooks Adrenaline GTS
  • Nike Air Structure Triax (widths)
  • Hoka Constant 2
  • New Balance 860 (widths)
  • Saucouny Glide

For Motion Control (severe over-pronators, heavier individuals, posterior tibial dysfunction):

  • Asics Gel 3000
  • Brooks Beast/Ariel
  • Nike Odyssey

Trail:

  • Adidas Glide Boost ATR
  • Altra Torin 2.0 (widths)
  • Asics GT 2000 Trail
  • Hoka Conquest 2, Mafate Speed, Stinson ATR
  • Nike Wildhorse

For runners in High School, College and those with no injury history consider:

  • Asics 2000 & Cumulus
  • Nike Lunar Glide & Pegasus

Sandals:

  • OOFOS
  • Vionic/ Orthoheel

Walking Shoes:

  • ECCO Shoes
  • Clarks (Wave Collection)
  • Dansko Shoes
  • SAS Shoes
  • Merril Shoes
  • Sketcher Memory Foam
  • Mephisto
  • ARA Shoes