People ask me all the time what are the best sneaker to workout in.
For the most part I tend to lean towards the minimalist shoes for my all around training. I've seen too many people who basically screw themselves up with running shoes.
Why are running shoes bad??
Raised heeled running shoes are extremely unstable this instability causes lack of balance and can lead to tons of injuries.
For one high heeled running shoes as well as other heeled shoes are one of the biggest causes of knee pain because they throw your whole body out of alignment. Since your feet are in a limited range of mobility because of the heel they are forced in a unnatural angle, so all of your body weight is pushed forward towards the balls of your feet.
Now that all that weight is focused on that one small area of the knee causes you to tense up at that joint and work harder to keep you upright and balanced.
While in that forward position this multiplies the pressure on the shock-absorbing cartilage under your kneecaps!