The Best Running Shoes for High Arches

The Best Running Shoes for High Arches
Runners with high-arch feet need running shoes that are categorized as "neutral-cushioned." These type of shoes have plenty of midsole cushioning with little medial support. They are meant for runners with normal to high-arched foot structures. High arches can result in excessive strain on your joints and muscles. You can also wear orthotic shoe inserts inside neutral-cushioned shoes to add more support for your feet.

Adidas Response Cushion 18

This model is recommended for runners with high arches; it's durable and has a heel design that guides your foot forward immediately after it lands. The heel is firm and its forefoot is very soft. Adidas Response Cushion 18 stays true to its name, providing ample cushioning to compensate for the high-arched foot's inability to absorb shock from running.

Adidas Response Cushion 18
(800) 448-1796
shopadidas.com

New Balance 758

This model is lightweight and boasts a lighter foam in its midsole, which makes it soft yet sturdy. The fit is snug and comfortable, which most runners appreciate. High-arched runners who are looking for a durable yet lightweight pair will benefit from these. Their lightweight quality makes them especially handy for those who like to tread the outdoor trails.

New Balance 758
(800) 253-7463
newbalance.com

Nike Air Pegasus

This popular model is well known for a reason. It offers abundant cushioning that is stiff enough to protect your body for long runs while providing plenty of shock absorption--a quality essential for high-arched runners. It manages to be comfortable and flexible as well.
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Nike Air Pegasus
(800) 595-6453
nikerunning.com

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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