Dr. Hoopes Recommended Shoe List by Shoe Type

toe box comparison

Road Running


Rock Climbing


Trail Running


Casual/Around the Town


Formal Dress


Casual Dress


Cross Training






Military Spec


Work Boots




Kids Shoes


Marine Shoes


Basketball / Court Shoes

Articles by Dr. William Rossi About the Poor Design of Most Shoes

Why Shoes Make Normal Gait Impossible

Footwear: The primary cause of foot disorders

Children’s Footwear: Launching Site for Adult Foot Ills

How Shoes Can Alter Foot Shape and Mechanics, a Classic Article from 1905

Hoffman 1905 Article from JBJS

Other Resources About Good “Foot-Shaped” Shoes

Twin study about whether shoes or genetics cause bunions (hallux valgus)

The effects of habitual footwear use: foot shape and function in native barefoot walkers

Wear Tested by Nick Pang

What to Look for in a Good Shoe

Mark Cucuzella MD on Children’s Shoes

Natural Running Center: tons of info on shoes and good running form

Leave the Road & Run

Altra vs Hoka – The Trial