"Go with the least possible shoe you can get away with"
He was not a shoe hater. In fact he loved running shoes. He just believed as I do that you don't need all that stuff. So if you are told you need a stability shoe, you do. But don't buy the most stable, by the shoe with the least amount of stability you can get away with.
By the way, the only people that can help you with this are running stores. They are the only people that spend all day, every day putting the right shoes on feet.
It's a good life...