The first thing we need to address is whether the modern running shoe’s extra safety features, such as increased stability or extra cushioning, are protecting people from injury. Not very much, according to a provocative 2009 review that highlighted a lack of research testing exactly this.
More evidence has emerged since, but we’re still none the wiser.
Since avoiding injuries is a priority for runners, many end up buying expensive footwear for their purported safety features. But do the promises made by global footwear companies stack up?
Source: Expensive running shoes don’t prevent injuries, but comfortable ones might