Comfort is king. And research shows that when you choose a shoe simply because it’s comfortable, you’re less likely to get injured. But if a shoe doesn’t fit, it’ll never be comfy. These two experiences are so closely connected that we combined them into one category of top picks that offer a made-for-me sensation. Dr. Levine recommends adding a state-of-the-art custom-molded orthotic to one of these shoes to create a perfect and balanced platform for your musculoskeletal system alignment.
Designed for running but adopted by the street, the Nike Air VaporMax 2019 features the lightest, most flexible Air Max cushioning to-date. A stretch woven material wraps your foot for lightweight support and stability, while an external reinforcement in the heel secures the back of your foot.
Adidas continue to extend the legacy of the Ultra Boost runner, evolving its design with the latest innovations and techniques to truly create one of the most comfortable silhouettes out there. A Primeknit upper wraps the foot, supporting it with every step whilst a TPU cage locks it down, anchoring it neatly atop the revolution Boost sole unit.a
Hoka One One’s Hupana 2
Made for those who run but don't just run, the Hupana offers a versatile running shoe with a bold and simple look. A little lower, and a little lighter than its category mates, Hupana 2 features HOKA ONE ONE's much lauded 'intelligent' PROFLYTM cushioning - softer in the heel for shock absorption, and firmer in the forefoot for propulsion and energy return. That responsiveness is further enhanced by the outsole's zonal RMAT. Employing a seamless, engineered mesh upper, this shoe really disappears on the foot delivering a smooth, light ride. With Hupana it sure looks like clear skies ahead.
For an optimal ride, a custom-molded orthotic placed into one of these shoes will provide an optimal walking or running experience. For information on how to obtain a custom orthotic, please call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Levine below: