Neutral and Cushioned Running Shoes
This segment is designed to meet the needs of underpronators to mild overpronators and tend to have a high arch. This type of runner needs a great deal of shock attenuation because they don't absorb shock naturally through pronation. Instead of the body's connective tissue absorbing shock through pronation, bones and joints take the brunt of the shock. It's vital that shoes in the Cushioning segment attenuate as much initial impact shock as possible. An additional note: runners wearing Cushioning shoes tend have a rigid forefoot, thus requiring that the shoe be very flexible there.