The shoe that changed everything, according to designer D’Wayne Edwards, was the Nike Air Max 1. In the meantime, scroll down for a closer look at the collaborative kicks. Although they are athletic sneakers, her favorite Roshe Ones look a little less so than other gym shoes. When buying shoes, check to see that the toe box flexes easily and the shoe does not bend in the middle of the sole. Analysis from The New York Times looked at race data from 500,000 marathon and half marathon times set since 2014.