The best shoe for you is the one that fits you best, a shoe that gives you proper support, flexibility, cushioning and compensates for any stride problems you might have, such as overpronation. Motion control shoes are the most rigid shoes because they are meant to limit overpronation. They are primarily for over-pronators and heavier people. People with flat feet often do well in these shoes. Stability shoes are more flexible while providing good support and durability. They are for mid-weight people and those who don't have severe motion control problems. Cushioned shoes generally have the softest midsoles, the least support, but are very flexible. These shoes are for people not overpronating and not needing extra support. Often people with high arches do well in these shoes.