I was a runner many years ago and when buying walking shoes or shoes to exercise with, (I now have two replacement knees) I just went into a store and bought the same brand, same model without giving it much thought. I recently spoke with a caddy for a professional golfer who swore by HOKA. My daughter who is a runner, walker, and Peloton rider also recommended the shoe. (BTW, she wouldn’t come with me for fear she would purchase another unneeded pair). The staff at Big Peach was awesome. They showed me shoes other than HOKA and really knew their stuff. I walked out with a pair that I believe will be ideal for my uses. Thanks for a great experience in shoe buying.