Running shoes are a universal kind of footwear that is able to make running maximally safe and easy. To that end running shoes have excellent cushioning, support and weigh very little. This makes you able to run no just faster, but also with better ergonomics. In many shoes there is an inert made of a springy material that helps your foot spring back from the ground instead of just hitting. This in turn minimizes joint and knee pain, allowing the shoes to effectively prevent these kinds of pain.