Some of the best sneakers for reducing back pain are New Balance 1140, New Balance 1340 and New Balance 1540, recommends orthopedic surgeon Sonu S. Ahluwalia, M.D.. of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, as quoted by Everyday Health. He suggests Brooks Beast anti-pronation shoes for people with low arches.
The most important shoe feature to help avoid pain is the arch, state experts in Everyday Health. People's feet generally fall into one of three arch categories: pronation or low arch, neutral and supination or high arch. Shoe inserts or special insoles can help ease back pain, as can prescription orthotics. For some complex issues, it may be necessary to consult a podiatrist.