The brand we recommend is New Balance, both for the quality, and the value. There are quite a few designs, but most all are great running shoes. Some are designed for longer distance running, and are very light weight with fabric that allows air circulation. Other are very comfortable walking shoes. The jogging shoes, which are also light weight, can be the type of sneakers you wear every day. Cheap brands tend to fall apart just as you feel like you have the most comfortable shoe ever. The New Balance shoes are like new, two years after weekly use. The only part that seems to wear is the bottom, which happens with every sneaker. It is the all day walking that tends to wear out the bottoms. The running shoes we use are the mesh fabric design.