Asics uses high-quality materials and construction like carbon rubber outsoles, combinations of EVA and thermoplastic stability bridges in midsole for support and shock absorption, and the Gel cushioning system.
Semi-straight lasts are intended for flat feet and/or moderate to heavy pronators. Most shoes are constructed on a last; the shape of the last determines the shape of the shoe and the type of foot or function best suited to that shoe.
Brooks is recognized as the product of choice for all levels of activity. Brooks shoes tend to run fairly generous in width, provide a roomy toe box, and accommodate a variety of orthotics and arch supports.
HOKA ONE ONE is a shoe for runners and walkers of all types. For hitting the trails, cruising on the roads, hiking a mountain or going to work, HOKA ONE ONE has engineered a unique performance midsole geometry that features a higher volume, softer density, and greater rebounding foam than standard running shoes.
Inspired by the movement of water, Mizuno uses advanced wave plate technology to offer a perfect combination of cushioning and stability, all in a lightweight package. The design keeps the foot centered and weight evenly distributed. Dynamotion Fit provides a secure fit with an upper that moves with the foot.
New Balance manufactures many of their shoes domestically, in their five New England locations. They have an extensive width-sizing and two different lasts to accommodate extra-depth needs.
Saucony is well known for having a narrow heel and wide forefoot. Saucony uses high-quality materials, including carbon rubber outsoles, midsoles consisting of EVA, PU, and Thermoplastics, and the grid cushioning system.