Best Women's Running Shoes for Overpronators

Great Choices for Women With Flat Feet

Wearing the right running shoes for your foot type will keep you more comfortable during runs and help avoid injuries.

If you have flat feet, you most likely overpronate, which means that your feet roll inward when you run. Women with flat feet need running shoes that maintain their stability. When shopping for running shoes, you should look for the words "motion control" and "stability" to describe the running shoes you're considering. Here are some excellent running shoe options for women with flat feet:

The Brooks Ariel is the classic motion control shoe for women with flat feet. It is the most stable shoe that Brooks makes and is specifically designed for low arches and to correct for moderate to severe overpronation. They also provide maximum cushioning. Brooks continues to improve the Ariel and now they have a no-sew upper, which should reduce any irritation you might get from stitched-on elements. It's not a lightweight shoe, but they have trimmed some weight over the years. It has a higher heel-to-toe drop of 12 millimeters.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO is a very supportive shoe, with a great combination of cushioning and stability. It also has open, breathable mesh to prevent your feet from overheating. It has a low heel-to-toe drop of 8 millimeters. Although it has maximum cushioning, it isn't too heavy as they have used lighter materials. It comes in both regular and wide widths. It's a motion control shoe.

A great motion control shoe, the Brooks Addiction running shoe is a good choice for moderate to severe overpronators. It's very lightweight, but absorbs shock and stabilizes the foot well. A perfect fit for women runners, the Addiction offers space in the forefoot and narrow heel. It also comes in regular and wide widths.

The Asics Gel-Fortitude is a newer model designed for maximum support and motion control. It has more depth and width, which is perfect if you have prescription orthotics you need to put into the shoe. Although it has good cushioning, it still comes in at a lighter weight than some beefy motion control shoes. It's available in regular and wide widths.

The New Balance 1340 provides maximum motion control and also has maximum stability and cushioning. They also use a rubber compound in the heel so it will be more durable in the areas prone to high wear. It has a moderate heel-to-toe drop of 10 millimeters. It's not a lightweight shoe, but they have used materials that are lighter than previous versions of their maximum motion control shoes. A big plus for New Balance is that this shoe comes in narrow, regular, and wide widths so you can get the fit that you need.

This is a great running shoe for female runners with a small or medium frame. It has good shock absorption and cushioning, but also provides plenty of support. It is a lightweight shoe that is rated as a stability shoe. It's suitable for mild overpronators. It has a higher heel-to-toe drop of 12 millimeters. It's the replacement model for those who loved the Mizuno Wave Alchemy, which was discontinued.

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