The BROOKS Defyance 4 Ladies Running Shoes, White/Silver/Blue, UK7.5 - Width B is among our top picks, available in store, within the wide range of cushioned running shoes for men and women. For the majority of runners, a rolling of the feet when striking the ground helps to absorb the impact that is otherwise transmitted through their joints and up to the spinal column. But some runners' feet do not roll inwards or outwards during the landing process. That's where this kind of running footwear can play a vital role. Cushioned shoes are specifically geared towards minimising the shock when your foot does hit the ground.