Great question! We will be moving in multiple directions – including laterally and backwards. Most running shoes are designed to move forward and lack lateral stability. Moreover, added cushioning in running shoes that are built for multiple strikes on hard pavement remove our connection to the ground below us.
Look for the following in a training shoe:
-Low drop (heel to toe height ratio) – We recommend under 10mm
-Lateral stability is a requirement
-Several running brands now have “training shoes” designed for cross-training
-The shoe should be form fitting but have room in the toebox