The Best Running Shoes for Overpronation
Written By: SportsShoes
If you’re a runner, you’ll already know the importance of selecting the right shoe for your running gait, whether you’re a neutral runner, an overpronator or you underpronate.
Over 70% of runners over-pronate to some degree, with the foot rolling inwards excessively through the footstrike, placing strain on the lower leg, knees, hips and lower back. That means most of us will find ourselves looking for a good support shoe to help slow down that excessive inwards movement. A great support shoe helps guide the foot into a more biomechanically efficient position, helping to reduce the risk of injury and optimising the footstrike for better performance.
*PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE NOT LISTED IN RANK ORDER*
- ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29
- Saucony Tempus
- Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS
- Mizuno Wave Horizon 5
- Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2
- ASICS GT2000 10
- Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
- New Balance 860v12
- HOKA Gaviota 4
- Saucony Guide 15
- Mizuno Wave Inspire 18
Here are our top-of-the-range recommendations for overpronators:
1. ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29
The new ASICS GEL-KAYANO® 29 shoe creates a stable running experience and a more responsive feel underfoot. Featuring a low-profile external heel counter, this piece comfortably cradles your foot with advanced rearfoot support. The GEL-KAYANO 29 is designed for neutral runners and overpronators.
Price: RRP £164.99
Drop: 10mm (Heel: 25mm/Forefoot: 15mm)
Features: A lightweight shoe with maximal FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning, comfort and LITETRUSS™ stability.
Check out our ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29 shoe review here
2. Saucony Tempus
Meet the Saucony Tempus - a revolutionary experience that's the first of its kind. It's got that incredible superfoam bounce you've been missing combined with the adaptive guidance system you need to perform at your best. Ensuring your feet remain fresh and comfortable throughout your run, the Saucony Tempus Running Shoes have a lightweight, breathable mesh upper.
Price: RRP £164.99
Features: The Tempus features a PWRRUN PB Midsole which is a shock-absorbing cushion underfoot and is 40% lighter than previous versions.
3. Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS
The Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS comes with a redesigned midsole and outsole, giving it a widened platform that allows for increased stability and smoother transitions. Brooks' super-soft cushioning offers supreme comfort and distraction-free miles.
Price: RRP £155.00
Features: The Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS includes Brooks' DNA Loft v3 Midsole which is their super soft cushioning infused with nitrogen to provide soft cushioning that remains lightweight and durable.
4. Mizuno Wave Horizon 5
The Mizuno Wave Horizon 5 delivers one-of-a-kind cushioning, unrivaled stability, and a secure fit. For high mileage runners who need pronation support yet want a floating feeling and cushioned underfoot while running, this is your new partner to enjoy even further distances.
Price: RRP £149.99
Features: The Mizuno Wave Horizon 5 includes their Mizuno Enerzy Technology which provides an extremely soft and bouncy feeling whilst retaining more energy.
5. Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2
The Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 keeps you going with the same super-soft feel that lets you feel the potential when your foot hits the pavement.
Price: RRP £164.95
Features: The ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 has plenty of snappy responsiveness with Nike's highest level of support to keep you feeling secure and competitive.
Here are our mid-range recommendations for overpronators.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to £150+ then try some of the following options which are still more than suitable for marathon distance training.
6. ASICS GT2000 10
The ASICS GT-2000 10 shoe keeps your mind and body focused on the road ahead. It's a versatile running style that's functional for various distances. The engineered knit upper and 3D print details create a featherlight feel with a touch of added stability. A layer of FLYTEFOAM Propel cushioning underfoot adds a more responsive rebound to your step. The midsole's 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION feature improves compression. This function allows you to experience a smoother and more stable ride.
Price: RRP £119.99
Features: The ASICS GT2000 10 includes FlyteFoam Propel Technology which is ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
7. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
Brooks most loved support shoe has had an update with the Adrenaline GTS 22 for Brooks smoothest ride ever. Made with more strategic use of 3D Fit Print technology the shoe provides a structure that moves with the foot.
Price: RRP £130.00
Features: The Adrenaline GTS 22 includes a GuideRails Holistic Support System that provides structure and support for your every stride.
Check out our Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 shoe review here
8. New Balance 860v12
The New Balance 860v12 running shoe is built for durable support and comfort. A Fresh Foam midsole provides super soft cushioning while a dual-density medial post and strategic embroidery in the upper offer reliable support, mile after mile.
Price: RRP £124.99
Features: The New Balance 860v12 includes Fresh Foam and a FuelCell Midsole which offers flexible cushioning that reduces the pressure placed on the foot and springy rebounds for an energetic feel.
9. HOKA Gaviota 4
A premium stability shoe, the HOKA Gaviota 4 returns this season, as plush as ever. Delivering the same maximal cushioning and J-Frame enhanced support, it's been reworked with a plusher collar and tongue to offer unexpected improvements in comfort.
Price: RRP £139.99
Features: The HOKA Gaviota 4 includes a CMEVA Midsole that's cushioned, comfortable and provides exceptional support.
10. Saucony Guide 15
Every bit of the Saucony Guide 15 was designed with three things in mind: total comfort, a light feel, and an unbelievably smooth ride. It's softer, it's springier, and it's made to hug your foot like nothing else you've put on before. Delivering the running experience of your dreams, only it's very, very real.
Price: RRP £129.99
Features: The Saucony Guide 15 includes FormFit Technology which is their dynamic fit system that adapts to your individual gait.
11. Mizuno Wave Inspire 18
The Mizuno Wave Inspire 18 is a premium stability running shoe, designed to offer added support and underfoot protection to every run. Constructed using an AIRmesh upper, the Wave Inspire 18 provides the utmost breathability and comfort. Ensuring a constant airflow, the design of the upper keeps you cooler and drier for longer, especially during tough runs.
Price: RRP £129.99
Features: The Mizuno Wave Inspire 18 includes their Mizuno Wave Plate that'll give you stability and support where you need it most.
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