I am definately not an expert on running shoes considering the fact that I only recently decided to start a running routine. I've been out of shape for years and running seems like something I could do. The only problem is that I have "flat feet" (for those of you that might not know, that simply means I don't have an arch in my foot like most people).
Technically I should have probably been fitted for shoes at a store that specializes in running shoes, but unfortunately, there aren't any stores like that where I live. So I decided to find a pair all on my own.
It's always been really difficult for me to find decent shoes (of any kind). Aside from having "flat feet" I usually end up with shoes that just don't fit right no matter what I do or end up giving me blisters.
But I really like these shoes. I took my time picking them out, but it was well worth it. I've only been running for a few weeks but my feet feel great. These shoes actually come with inserts that you can use if the shoe itself doesn't give you enough support. I put the inserts in and so far I haven't had any problems with my feet hurting or being sore. And these shoes seem to help prevent pronation (which is when your feet tend to curve inward), although they aren't specifically designed for that.
Obviously I haven't been running long enough to know how the material of these shoes will hold up in the long run. And since I've just started running for the first time I can't say if these shoes would benefit more "serious" runners. But if you're just starting out and need a shoe with good support I would definately recommend these shoes.