I was a new runner last Spring and went to a running store and after having my needs analyzed was offered this shoe to try. They are so fabulous that when those starting to wear, I ordered another pair from Amazon. Now it's important to know what type of running shoe you need before buying. This is considered a "neutral" shoe. So I would suggest if you are looking for a running shoe to visit a brick and mortar store that specializes in running shoes to find out what you need. After that, Amazon is a great alternative. I saved about $30 by buying on Amazon.