Stability: Stability shoes are for runners who have ‘normal’ or medium arches who are mild to moderate overpronators. These shoes have some medial support.
Neutral: A Neutral Cushioning shoe is typically best for runners with a high arch. Neutral Cushioned shoes also work well for midfoot and forefoot strikers.
Road Shoes: Road running shoes are designed for running on pavement, smooth surfaces and groomed trails.
Racing Flats: Racing flats are designed for high cadence training/racing. These shoes are lightweight and built with minimal cushioning and a lower drop.
Trail Shoes: Trail running shoes are designed for running on a variety of off-road trails. Treads are typically more aggressive to assist with traction and stability on varied terrain.
The difference between the height of the heel and the height of the toe. This primarily affects how your foot strikes the ground when you land. A low or medium drop (EX: zero to 8mm) promotes a forefoot or mid-foot strike, while a high-drop shoe (EX: 10–12mm) promotes heel striking.