Dr. Hoopes Recommended Shoe List by Shoe Type

toe box comparison

Road Running


Trail Running


Casual/Around the Town


Formal Dress


Casual Dress


Cross Training






Military Spec


Work Boots




Kids Shoes


Marine 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

Childrens 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