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Best Running shoes on the market 2018

12/11/2018 by Pivotal Motion

One thing all Podiatrists get asked regularly is recommendations on running shoes. Running shoes are constantly changing and updating, which can make it hard to keep up with the best brands. What makes it harder, is the confusing language used in advertising and marketing campaigns for running shoe brands. The truth is, there is little change between running shoes from year to year. What is important, is that the shoe is made of high quality material that will support and cushion your foot, as well as last a long time. These four brands are at the top of the market when it comes to running shoe innovation, design, and popularity.


Brooks: Glycerin 16

Asics: Nimbus 20

Mizuno: Wave Sky 2

New Balance: 1080 v8


Brooks: Transcend 5

Asics: Kayano 25

Mizuno: Wave Paradox 5

New Balance: 1260 v7

As mentioned in previous blogs, all feet are different. The best shoe on one person might be the worst shoe on another. Therefore, it is impossible to have the one best shoe, as it is dependent on a number of variables, considering also the skill level of the runner. Another thing to consider is to make sure that your new shoes are comfortable as soon as you put them on. There are no ‘break-in’ periods for high quality shoes. Finally, this article is designed for the majority of runners, being entry level, to experienced. Elite level runners require different shoe characteristics, and therefore this list does not apply to them. If you would like more information on running shoes, or if you require a gait assessment, do not hesitate to call us on 3352 5116 or click here to book online anytime, anywhere.


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