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The best shoes for your workout

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With so many tennis shoes to choose from, it can get confusing which pair will best suit your needs. FOX 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from stopped by to show some top-rated sneakers for all uses and foot types.

To find out more about Ali's online workouts and meal plans, visit

Highly-rated neutral running shoes

Neutral running shoes place their emphasis on cushioning, or the ability to absorb part of the shock that the impact of the foot with the ground

Mizuno Wave Rider 16

Mizuno put a lot of cushioning into a lightweight package with the updated Wave Rider. Recommended for neutral runners looking for a well cushioned trainer with a firm responsive feel.

Highly-rated stability running shoe

Stability shoes are for runners who excessively pronate during their running gait. These two shoes are, for this season, the best in terms of stability and comfort.

Asics GT 2000

A completely overhauled shoe that manages to retain the classic GT feel and incorporate some more modern design elements including a 10 mm heel to toe differential and a firmer, more responsive forefoot.

Highly-rated lightweight cushioning shoe

Lighter weights and lower drops are now sported on shoes that are meant for daily training. This is a full-featured cushioning shoe and a lightweight one.

New Balance 890V3

New Balance absolutely nailed it with the third version of this shoe which is sure to please a variety of runners from the fleet footed to the recreational jogger.

Highty-rated for gym use

Ryka Dynamic

Ryka Dynamic features distinct heel and forefoot grooves to ensure that you won't slip. The breathable mesh upper is structured to hug your foot in all the right places, and the shock-absorbing mid-sole and arch-cradling sock liner provide ample cushioning and support and flexibility.

Nike Air Max 2013

Lightweight, comfortable and stylish-these shoes are multi-purpose.


1. Don't believe in breaking in.

Running and walking shoes should feel comfortable right away.

2. Use the rule of thumb:

There should be about 3/8-1/2 inch between the front of your big toe and the end of the shoe -- about a thumb's width. The heel should fit relatively tightly; your heel should not slip out when you walk. The upper part of the shoe -- which goes over the top of your foot -- should be snug and secure, and not too tight anywhere. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons writes that when fitting in to an athletic shoe you should be able to freely wiggly all of your toes when the shoe is on.

3. Don't overpay or underpay.

Good quality running and walking shoes are fairly pricey -- and usually worth it.

But you'll pay a premium for super-fashionable styles or those associated with a celebrity -- and they won't be any better for your feet.

4. Know when to replace them.

The average pair of running shoes should be replaced after about 350-400 miles

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