I recently got orthotics and wanted really good shoes so that I could walk properly again. My doctor recommended New Balance or Brooks but the salesman at The Balanced Athlete showed me the Hoka. They did not have them in my size so I had to place an order. Shoes came in before promised time. When I went to pick them up, I couldn't believe how comfortable they were, like walking on air, no nerve pain!! I would recommend The Balanced Athlete to anyone who needs some help with what kind of shoes would work best for them.