There are no one style of shoe that is best for anyone person.
The shoe should fit the needs of that person’s foot structure; wearing a shoe with too little or too much support can have as much of a negative effect as a proper shoe can have a positive effect.
In general, here are some guidelines to follow when choosing the shoe for you:
1) Be sure the length is proper, do not increase length to get more width, instead change the shoe for a wider option. The end of the shoe should be approximately half a thumbs length from the longest toe.
2) A sturdy shoe will have a strong shank; if you can twist the shoe in your hands easily the shank is either made of weak material or non-existent.
3) Check the heel counter. Pushing firmly on the heel counter with your thumb, if it bends easily it is not appropriate for most activities.
Remember, some footwear is made specifically for certain events or occasions but not suitable for long term wear.