Finding the right pair of shoes can be difficult for someone with flat feet. The unforgiving road can really wear at your minuscule (or non-existent) foot arches — which can really put a damper on your cardio routine. Especially if you’re eager to sweat in your super cute activewear. But finding the right, foot-hugging shoe makes all the difference between an energizing or an energy-sucking run. Luckily, plenty of shoemakers have flat-footed runners in mind when they design some of their best kicks. Here are some of the best running shoes out there to ease the pain on your tired feet.
1. ASICS Gel Kayano 24 ($160): This shoe is all about stability. With fancy terms like DuoMax and ASICS FluidFit to describe to design, these high-tech systems promise support, stretchiness, and stretch reinforcements that adapt to your foot. Simply put, this shoe fits like a glove, leaving no muscle unsupported.
2. Nike LunarGlide 9 ($120): This super-lightweight shoe is great for overpronation (a 50 cent word for flat feet). Nike has built it to be well cushioned and supportive, while also improving ventilation so your feet can breathe while doing their job.
3. Saucony Omni 15 ($130): Saucony updated the Omni with a brand new topsole construction to provide smoother landings in the heel and reduced pressure in the forefoot, which is music to any flat-footed runner’s ears.
4. Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 ($120): This shoe will give your feet a great, big hug so you can run longer. Mizuno boasts compatibility for overpronators due to its shoe’s U4ic midsole platform, which gives the runner a softer touch down with every step.
5. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 ($120): Brooks provides a comfortable and cushioned fit in this sneaker, and the Adrenaline model also features a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that ensures your body is in proper alignment with every step.
6. adidas UltraBoost ($180): Check out that shock absorption! You can tell just by looking that this shoe will do the work for you. The specially made cage around the midsole also wraps around your low arch so you will feel the support.
7. Brooks PureCadence 6 ($110): This sleek sneaker is all about giving runners a lightweight support while still feeling connected to the road.
8. Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2 ($150): You can zoom all you want with this super soft and responsive sneaker. The Zoom Odyssey 2 is designed to keep you comfortable, stable, and energized. Go ahead, go for that extra sprint.
9. Saucony Guide 10 ($120): For those with only moderate pronation, the Guide 10 shoe offers a light and stable midsole support. The Guide is also incredibly flexible, so you can feel the ground as you run.
10. Brooks Glycerin 15 ($150): You can tell by the way Brooks included “glycerin” in the title that this is a smooth running shoe. The shoes’ extra cushioned midsole absorbs 25 percent more impact than Brooks’ other standard midsoles and promises an extra smooth transition zone as you step.
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