Running shoe trends are constantly changing and recently the trend is moving away from the barefoot / ultra-minimalist styles. This is possibly due to inappropriate shoes combined with poor technique and inadequate strength resulting in increased injury. This coincides with Vibram Five Finger barefoot shoes recently being found guilty in the United States of misleading marketing, allowing anyone who has brought the shoes to claim a refund!!
With the trend moving back to more traditional shoes the question becomes, how much cushioning should we be looking for?