One thing is certain: A woman’s foot isn’t a scaled down version of a man’s foot.
So, traditionally, wearing shoes not intended for the specific sex isn’t beneficial. On some occasion a woman may find a certain running shoe flexible and sturdy enough but a man will find it too limp that it wouldn’t even provide minimal motion control.
By nature men’s running shoes are for all intents and purposes made tougher since it gets rough up more often than a woman’s shoe.
Manufacturers for several years have been producing shoes modeled for men almost exclusively, but over the years, they have also begun to include women’s design in their manufacturing repertoire.