As I'm not able to go trainer shopping properly at the moment, I'm looking for some pointers from the forum!
I currently run in women's X - Talon 212. They're not the newest version but I've had a couple of pairs over the years because generally I prefer running off-road and they're very grippy in the mud.
As they're the only pair I have to run in, I'm thinking of getting another pair that's more cushioned when I don't need the grip. I like the X Talons but last time I went looking for an alternative in a shop (having had gait analysis), I was given ASICS Nimbus shoes and really didn't like them. I have flat feet so I think I am usually put in corrective shoes but never like running in them because I find them very heavy and slow.
I think the reason I like the X Talons is probably because they're very light, really feel like they hold your foot in and possibly because they're flat from heel to toe. And they last forever! I've been told l have long, narrow feet with short toes and apparently I put a lot of weight on my forefoot. When I had custom insoles many years ago, they actually lifted the toe to lean me back a bit.
When quarentine is over I'll probably look to get custom insoles again (just using off the shelf atm) so think I need a neutral shoe, mainly for road/hard paths that is light/fast but with more cushioning as I am getting more issues with my hips, knees and ankles and currently doing more strength training than running.
I'm only running up to 30k per week but would definitely up this if I could avoid the aches and pains. Any pointers gratefully received as there seems to be a million brands and styles out there.