Dr. Emily Chau takes choosing footwear very seriously

From balancing style with support and functionality, these are the shoes we're loving

Shoes are an easy way of accessorizing your wardrobe, and while they are a good indicator of your sense of style and deliver an important fashion statement, shoes can also bring a measure of discomfort and pain. Depending on the situation, you can choose to ignore this pain and settle for a more favorable appearance. Our recommendations are here to help you find the appearance you're looking for without sacrificing on the health benefits.

Never compromise on your health while buying footwear

Health is of great importance and prominence for all of us. We do a lot of things to be healthy- spend money on gym workouts, extraordinary miracle cures, and vitamins that appear all over the advertisement media. However, it is not often that we think of our feet and how it may affect our health. Wearing uncomfortable shoes can have a negative effect on our personal well-being, body and health.


Allbirds Tree Dasher

By far the most comfortable sneaker we recommend. These shoes are also the most adaptive and best prepared for custom orthotics molded daily in our clinic!


Hoka Carbon X

The Carbon X is the impossibly cushioned, carbon-plated speed machine. This performance-oriented shoe features a carbon fiber plate for a propulsive, responsive ride. The carbon fiber plate is located close to the outsole for maximum underfoot cushion, and the midsole and outsole exaggerate our signature HOKA geometry to give you an even smoother ride. A shoe made using the best of HOKA innovation and technology, Carbon X is a formidable competitor.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

Honestly, what’s not to love?! As one of THE most popular stability shoes on the market, the Adrenaline GTS has earned a well-deserved almost cult-like following. The Adrenaline GTS 19’s new revolutionary approach to stability changes up the entire game when it comes to giving you total foot and joint support. With a streamlined, low-profile look, you’re free to take your comfy support system everywhere with you, whether that’s hitting the gym, tackling a trail run or hitting happy hour like a boss.


Saucony Kinvara 10

For such a lightweight shoe, the Saucony Kinvara 10 packs a versatile punch. Our reviewers were especially impressed that this lightweight, the low-offset shoe features such a high level of underfoot protection. It's protective enough for daily mileage but light and responsive enough to pick up the pace.


Vionic Sandals

Men and Women models available! No matter your style aesthetic, there is a pair of Vionic sandals for you! Heralded for their terrific support and on-trend designs, Vionic sandals come in breezy flip-flops to fashionable platform wedges. We love how Vionic continues to listen to their audience and adjust their sizing–many styles can be found in sizes up to 12 and wide widths.


Asics Gel Nimbus

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 21 was a good shoe, but some runners reported that the fit and feel wasn’t what they wanted it to be. The shoe, to some, felt stiffer than previous Nimbus models and those with wider feet found the footbed to be too narrow. ASICS listened! They ramped up the comfort with more GEL cushioning in the forefoot and added 2mm more of bouncy Flytefoam Propel foam. It’s a softer and more flexible ride. The molded EVA sockliner also stands out as providing extra comfort.


Nike Zoom X Vaporfly

Two hundred and fifty dollars is a lot of money to pay for a pair of snazzy shoes, but if you must have the best, spend it here. As the first major redesign in the Vaporfly line, it looks a lot more like the pro-only Vaporfly Elite, and that’s because it’s been designed with feedback from Nike’s team of world-class marathoners. The Vaporfly has 15 percent more Zoom X foam underfoot and the heel-toe offset is down from 11mm in the old shoe to 8mm in the new model. Perhaps the biggest change is the new “Vaporweave” upper, which is a woven blend of thermoplastic polymers and nylon that doesn’t absorb water as Flyknit did. That means your lightweight racing shoes won’t get waterlogged if it rains on your marathon.


Hoka Clifton

The Clifton 6 sheds some weight and moves to a softer midsole foam giving it a soft, smooth and highly cushioned ride. The ride combined with an upgraded upper made of higher quality and more durable materials than in previous years makes this a shoe worth looking into.


Brooks Glycerine

The Brooks Glycerin 17 is a maximal cushion trainer for any neutral runner. The fit and cushion is great, and this could be a great marathon or long-run shoe for anyone.


Asics Gel Kayano

The Asics Kayano 25 is an all around great stability trainer built for miles upon miles. It's sole can feel bulky at times and the price may turn some runners off. However, it provides runners with an ideal blend of cushion, responsiveness and control throughout every run.


Saucony Triumph 17

The Saucony Triumph 17 is a neutral, luxury trainer for high mileage and long runs on the road. It's sure to be a favorite for runners who prefer a little more cushion for the pushin' but aren't ready to commit to the stack height or bulk of Hokas.


New Balance 990 V4

In general, the New Balance 990 v4 is a great stability shoe choice for a wide range of runners. And although the New Balance 990 v4 feels a bit awkwardly bulky to some users because of its design, it is still given praise for its excellent fit. This shoe is well suited for performance training, exercises and even just for your daily walks or trips to the shops.

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