It's important to understand that running shoes range from cushioned to control with the middle of the road being called a neutral shoe.
What is a cushioned shoe?
What is a neutral shoe?
What is a motion control shoe?
How do I know which one is right for me? It depends on many factors. Your arch, flexibility (or lack thereof) of your foot joints.
We advise you going to a shoe store that specializes in shoe fitting. We love our local running shoe store, The Naperville Running Company.
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