The Best Running Shoes for Overpronation

The Best Running Shoes for Overpronation
Pronation is the inward rolling motion your foot and ankle make when running. It's a natural part of your stride to accommodate movement. Overpronation happens when this rolling motion occurs more than normal. This means that when running, your foot and ankle have problems stabilizing your body and impact from the ground isn't being absorbed sufficiently. Runners who overpronate need motion control shoes to reduce overpronation and reduce risks of injury. Many running shoe models are designed to combat overpronation--some of the best ones are Nike Zoom Equalon+ 4, Asics Gel-Evolution 5 and Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS.

Nike Zoom Equalon+ 4

Nike Zoom Equalon boasts well-engineered mechanics designed to slow down overpronation. It has a dual-density shank and an outsole section that mimics a barefoot pressure path to provide maximum motion control. Additionally, it has a beveled crash pad in its heel as well as a supportive arch to reinforce support on the runner's medial side. Perhaps its best feature as a motion control shoe is its very soft cushioning, providing runners a plush alternative to other heavier motion-control shoes.

Nike Zoom Equalon+ 4
(800) 595-6453
nike.com

Asics Gel-Evolution 5

This shoe is excellent for overpronating runners due to its thick arch and heel support. Its heavy and dense underfoot provides superior motion control while its thick arch support stabilizes the overpronator's gait. Despite its weight: 13.8 oz for men and 11 oz for women, Asics Gel-Evolution 5 retains its flexibility. These shoes are especially beneficial for injury-prone overpronators.

Asics Gel-Evolution 5
(800) 678-9435
asics.com

Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS

This shoe is for severe overpronating runners who need a combination of reinforced stability and cushioning. Those who rely on orthotic shoe inserts will also appreciate its accommodating and spacious toebox. Furthermore, this model's above average flexibility is also a plus since most motion-control shoes are stiff. Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS's support post on its arch side also runs into its forefoot, providing maximum pronation control.

Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS
(800) 365-4933
saucony.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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