We recommend shoe fitting in the afternoon or evening (Your feet swell and widen during the day). Try at least 3 different shoe models. If you really want to compare 2 models, try 2 different models at the same time, wearing one model on each foot. The tip of your thumb should fit between the end of the shoe and the end of your longest toe.

Performance Footcare of New York always recommends shopping for your shoes at a running shoe specialty store where the staff is better informed about running shoe choices and recommendations.
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Neutral Cushioned Shoes:


Adidas UltraBoost Light, Asics Gel-Culumlus 25, Brooks Ghost 15, Brooks Glycerin 20 and Glycerin GTS 20, New Balance Fresh Foam 880v13, New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13, Saucony Ride 16, Skechers GOrun Razor 4 Hyper.

Plus (Mild support):

Asics Gel-Nimbus 25, Brooks Transcend 7.

Maximalist: daily trainer

Altra Paradigm 6, Altra Torin 6 (Plush), Asics GlideRide3. Asics Superblast, Asics Novablast 3. Brooks Ghost Max, Brooks Hyperion Max and Hyperion Tempo. Hoka One One Clifton 9 (N), Hoka Bondi 8 (N, Plush+), Hoka Arahi 6 (S), Hola Mach 5 (tempo), Hoka Cavu (tempo), New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer. New Balance More v4. Nike Invincible 3 (max cushion), , Nike Zoom Fly 5. Reebok Floatride Energy X, Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 (Nylon plate), Puma Deviate Nitro 2, Saucony Tempus. Saucony Triumph 21.

Maximalist Carbon Plated:

Asics Metaspeed Sky+, Asics Metaspeed Edge+, ASICS Magic Speed 3, Brooks Hyperion Elite 3, Hoka Carbon X3, Hoka Rocket X2, Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro, Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, Nike Zoomx Vaporfly Next%3, Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Flyknit, Nike Alphafly 2 and 3, Nike Vaporfly 3, Saucony Endophin Elite, Pro 3, and Pro+.

Stability/Supportive Cushioning:

Regular (moderate support):

Asics GT-2000 11, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22, Brooks Ravenna 11, New Balance Fresh Foam 860v13, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40, Saucony Guide 16,

Plus (moderate high support):

Asics Gel-Kayano 30, Books Trance 12, New Balance 990v6.

Lightweight/Minimalist: speed and tempo:

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 26, Asics MetaRacer Tokyo, Hoka Rincon 3, New Balance Fuelcell Rebel,Topo Cyclone 2, Saucony Kinvara 14, Zoot Ultra TT..


Darn tough Run, Feetures, Smartwool, Bomba, Balega

Recommended Shoe Stores:

While Performance Footcare is not affiliated with any shoe store, we do have some places we feel do a fantastic job getting runners into shoes they need rather than shoe they want to sell.

Fleet Feet:
1. 10 Columbus Circle
2. 1051 3rd Ave
3. 140 W. 72nd St (between Broadway and Columbus),
4. 42 W14th Street

Paragon Sports: 867 Broadway (at 17th Street) (Near Union Square)
Super Runners Shop: 1. 1337 Lex Ave. at 89th St 2. 360 Amsterdam Ave at 78th St 3. 821 3rd Ave & 51st St,
4. 745 7th Ave and 49th St, 5. 2543 Broadway and 95th St, 6. 123 Court St (Brooklyn), 7. Huntington, NY location

For Dress Shoes:

(Brands like: Vionic, Mephisto, Clark’s, Ecco, Rockport):
Harry’s Shoes: 2299 Broadway (on 84th Street corner NW corner).
TipTopShoes: 155 West 72nd Street (near east of Amsterdam), NY, NY.