Hmm, excellent question to which I don't have an answer. Have no idea why I'm posting
My husband was in the army and goes on and on about having good footwear. But I certainly agree (particularly as I am very overweight and my feet were never designed to carry the weight they currently do
). It is very important to have good footwear and look after your feet. I only have a few pairs of shoes, but they are expensive, comfortable and good quality (otherwise, my feet complain and pack it in
). Maybe go to a reputable running shoe shop and get fitted and make an investment in a good shoe (not necessarily a brand name!) I mean a good quality shoe. I think it is worth it - but then again I could be a marketers dream.
Good luck and be kind to your feet!