Our shoes can often do more harm than good. Our footwear options can affect us more than we realize! As nothing in the body exists in isolation, altering a person’s walking pattern will have an impact on joints above the foot (mainly knee and hip) as well. http://wellnessmama.com/8264/healthy-shoes/#
The NB Minimus trail runners are my favorite all around athletic shoe (CrossFit, boot camp, running, everything!). I wear the NB Minimus cross trainers for serious lifting (they really do set you back on your heels) and Nike Free for runs longer than 6-8 miles (when my feet and hips want more shock absorption).
New Balance Womens Minimalist Shoe. Hiked up The Precipice trail (one of the hardest and most dangerous nontechnical trail on the Eastern Seaboard) in Acadia National Park, Maine with these bad boys. They are a must have for the avid hiker