10 Best Running Shoes For Overpronation
The key to running or walking well for decades to come is to ensure these biomechanical feats of engineering are functioning as they should, which is where a good running shoe comes in.
The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body. People with flat feet or who overpronate may be prone to more injuries than people with normal pronation.
Here are our choices and reviews on the best running shoes for overpronation that will provide you with plenty of comfortable runs.
1.Men’s ASICS Gel-Kayano 25
Men’s ASICS Gel-Kayano 25 Review
Check out the ASICS Gel-Kayano 25 running shoe. Asics has done a great job bringing back the original fit of the Kayano.
2. Nike Air Zoom Structure 21
Nike Air Zoom Structure 21 Review
Nike did an excellent job creating these shoes. The shoes actually fix your gait while running without making you uncomfortable or sore.
3. Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 Review
Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 Review
Mizuno Paradox 4 proved to be comfortable and support is really felt, depreciation is also at a high level. Running in them is not yet customary, but like all Mizuno sneakers you need to run in them more than 50 miles to make them perfect under your foot.
4. New Balance 870V4 Review
New Balance 870V4 Review
Support is good. Excellent for pronounced tendency to pronate.
5. Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 Review
Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 Review
Gel-Noosa is a great stability shoe for because it fits comfortably with room in the toe box, not binding in the to joint area, good arch support on both feet and adequate cushioning.
6. Mizuno Wave Sky
Mizuno Wave Sky Review
Mizumo’s shoe provide support that is nothing short of exceptional, and at a considerably better price.
7. New Balance 990 v4
New Balance 990 v4 Review
Each iteration seems to get lighter in weight, yet maintain the comfort and arch support that I love.
8. Asics Dynamis
Asics Dynamis Review
Great fitting and comfortable shoes! Very light and the quick lace feature is awesome!
9. Adidas Ultra Boost ST
Adidas Ultra Boost ST Review
Great cushion and spring on the rebound. Great for low arches and these have a nice built in arch support.
10. Brooks PureCadence 7
Brooks PureCadence 7 Review
These shoes look and feel great – back to how they used to feel. I like them!
What Is Overpronation?
Foot overpronation isn’t strictly a foot injury. Rather, it’s a condition that increases your risk of having a sports-related injury. Overpronation is characterized by a rolling or flattening of one’s foot and the timing of when it rolls when walking.
Pronation happens when you transfer your weight from your heel down to the forefoot, which naturally occurs when you’re walking, jogging or running. While this is deemed as normal, you will start overpronating when you roll in too much when in motion.
Overpronation can also happen when you’re standing. Health experts often call individuals who have problems rolling their foot as having “flat feet” because it would appear that the foot’s arch flattens as it rolls inwards. Pronation in itself is normal and is considered an integral part of one’s gait for optimal shock absorption.
Over Pronation and Sports Injuries
Constantly overpronating increases the likelihood that you will experience an overuse-type injury. Injuries are more likely to happen in runners and sports athletes.
The motion of running or walking, which causes internal rotational movement in the knee, the thigh and the lower leg, is part of pronation. However, when your foot overpronates, the inward rotational movement is greatly exaggerated, which in turn causes the affected areas, i.e., the knee, shin, lower leg and your foot’s ligaments tendons and muscles to be worn out and stressed.
Are You Overpronating Your Foot?
There’s a simple exercise for those who want to check if their feet are overpronating. Here’s how you can tell if you’ve overpronated:
Take a standing position with your feet set down on the floor. Then, take a look at your feet during rest. Do you see your foot’s arch clearly? If the arch isn’t clear and if you feel your innermost soles touching the floor, then it’s a case of foot overpronation.
Next, inspect your running shoes and see if there are signs of foot over pronation. If there’s wear and tear on the insides of the sole, then it could very well be a sign of pronation issues.
You can also try the wet foot method. Wet your feet with water and walk along a paved path. The marks left by your foot will tell you where parts of your foot hit the pavement. Normal footsteps should look like a full heel imprint and a forefoot that’s connected by a line about half the width of your foot. Pronated feet won’t have much distinction in-between the forefoot and the heel.
Individuals can visit a professional podiatrist and do a gait testing using forceplates or a treadmill. Experts will test not only the degree or overpronation but also the timing of it during your gait to make a complete assessment.
Possible Running Injuries Caused By Overpronation
Excessive pronation of the foot, or sometimes called hyperpronation can lead to a number of injuries in runners, including the following:
– Achilles tendonitis
– Tarsal tunnel syndrome
– Plantar fasciitis
– Patello-femoral pain syndrome
– Anterior compartment syndrome
– Shin splints
A gait analysis will show you if you have a neutral gait or if you oversupinate or overpronate. Gait analysis is a testing that can be done by sports therapists, physio’s and podiatrists alike. You may also get this test at any specialist sports shop in your area.
Overpronation of the foot can be corrected by wearing shoes that feature extra medial support. There are special running shoes that support the foot by having a harder padding material around the midsole area, which forms the foam part of the shoe. This mechanism makes it so that the interior of the shoe will be less compressed while under load, at the same time providing adequate support to prevent flattening or rolling in.
Individuals who are considerably experiencing overpronation can get an orthotic device fitted in. The good thing about this option is that there’s a variety of orthotic insoles according to type and cost. You can buy orthotic devices that are pre-made and ready to wear. The device may be inserted into any running shoe to control the heel’s position and correct the overproning movement while walking or running. In special cases, you can have a customized orthotic device that’s casted by a professional podiatrist or sports injury therapist.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How Does Pronation Affect Running
- Can Pronation Cause Foot Pain?
- Can Pronation Cause Shin Splints?
- How to Determine Your Foot Type?
- What Is Overpronation?
- Overpronation Running Explained: Choosing the Correct Running Shoe