Types of Running Shoes

With all the different types of running shoes on the market today, it can be difficult to choose the right pair for you. Today's running shoes come in many different shapes, sizes, and levels of stability. They range from no support at all to shoes designed to provide as much support as possible. At Fitgeek, we can help you find the perfect shoe with a complimentary custom shoe-fitting process.

different shoe types

Minimal/Barefoot Shoes

Minimal or barefoot shoes provide the least amount of support and cushioning. They generally have a heel-to-toe drop of 5mm or less.

Neutral Shoes

Neutral shoes are designed for people with a neutral or underprontation gait to allow for a normal range of motion. Neutral shoes generally provide cushioning and a small amount of support.

Stability Shoes

Stability shoes have a "dual density midsole" to provide more support and cushioning than neutral shoes. Stability shoes range from light stability to high stability and are designed for people who overpronate by helping keep the foot/leg aligned. Stability shoes can also provide correction for inefficient running form.

Motion Control Shoes

Motion control shoes have the most amount of support and cushion. Some motion control shoes contain a roll bar to help correct for excessive overpronation.