Pronation occurs when a person rotates the foot inward so the inner sole supports a great amount of the body's weight, according to the University of Iowa Department of Health Care. This causes stress on the legs, feet, knees and hips and can cause tendinitis and shin splints. Many shoe manufacturers make running shoes that help correct the problem by adjusting the abnormal foot motion with inserts and extra support. As of 2009, most running shoes that correct overpronation cost between $50-$150.
The Saucony Progrid Hurricane performance shoe provides comfort and stability to runners who need correction for their pronation. This shoe usually runs about $130.
The Asics GEL-Kayano running shoe gives cushion and proper shock absorption, but also helps correct the angle at which the runner pronates. Sports Authority claims that the high density midsole materials will provide pronation correction. This shoe usually runs about $135.
Although Under Armour is new to the shoe market, it provides high-quality, affordable running shoes available in styles for those with mild to heavy pronation. The women's Spectre Cushion running shoe was made for runners with high arches and mild pronation. It usually runs about $70.
Brooks prides itself on providing superior cushioning. Their Addiction 8 style of women's shoe was designed for severe overpronation and comes in a variety of widths. This shoe usually runs about $100.
According to the Nike website, Nike has a brand of running shoes called Nike Zoom that are "for serious runners seeking to control overpronation." Features include firm support in the middle of the shoe and provides air cushioning on the heel and forefoot. This shoe usually runs from $55 to $95.
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