I swear by nike air max's (used to be called 360)
I run approx 750 miles a year and they have
helped my knees tremendously (meniscus)
New balance are fine shoes, esp. if you have a superwide foot (I am a D, so it isn't that big a deal), as are Asics (I wear gel res for tennis) bu they do not "blow nike away" imho.
Frankly, compared to the shoes of 30/40 years ago, they are almost all 100% improved. But of course they (just like racquets and golf clubs) come up with made up words to describe non improvements in technology so we will all run out and buy the latest model....