There is absolutely no such thing as the ideal running shoe. As much as all runners do want advice on which is the better running shoe, it is just simply not easy to name one. There is certainly most likely a best running shoe for each individual runner, but not a generic one shoe which is best for all athletes. The range of running shoes available now is greater than it has ever been. At one end of the market there are the minimalist athletic shoes with very little support and cushioning. On the other end of the market are the new maximalist running shoes with the super padding running shoes. The range in between these two extremes has never been greater with over 100 producers of running shoes, with every producer having anywhere from one model to over 20 or so models, indicating that there are over several thousand various running shoes available on the market for the runner to choose from. This creates quite a dilemma for the runner trying to select a running shoe for themselves. To further mess with things are that each of the running shoe models have diverse design attributes that will affect different runners in different ways.
Different running shoes will achieve different effects. The minimalist running shoes will obstruct very minimally as to permit the foot to move, whereas other shoes are meant to influence movement and biomechanics. For eg, the Airia athletic shoes have a inclination or wedge beneath the ball of the foot that will have substantial effects on the way the foot moves. The Hoka One One running shoes have the maximal amount of cushioning. Runners will have to sample a range of different shoes in the spectrum and pick the one which best suits what they think and believe about running and what most closely fits their running style or technique The advice from a specialty athletic shoes retail store is worthwhile for this.