The Best Running Shoes for Overpronation, According to Customer Reviews
When it comes to running, no two gaits are the same. However, there are certain foot movements that tend to occur more often than others. One such movement is called overpronation, which occurs when your foot rolls inward as you move.
If you're not sure if you can count yourself as someone who overpronates, just check out the wear patterns on the bottom of your shoes, says Russell Samofal, DPM, of the Podiatry Center of New Jersey. "Neutral pronation results in an even wear pattern over the entire bottom of the shoe, whereas overpronation will show up as a higher incidence of wear on the inner part of the shoe, and possibly in the big toe area." (Related: The Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis, According to a Podiatrist)
Overpronation can affect you on a daily basis, but can be even more problematic for runners. When your foot rolls inward, you can't stabilize as well when running, and as a result, your big toe takes on a lot of the pressure when you push off from the ground. This can lead to calluses, bunions, and if left unaddressed, hip and knee problems.
Luckily for those who overpronate, many athletic shoes are designed specifically to address the issue. Look for footwear featuring supportive, built-in arch support, a wide heel for balance, and stiffness in the silhouette that ensures the shoe won't bend too much — keeping your arches firm, notes Samofal. (Related: The 11 Best Support Sneakers for Your Arches)
Keep scrolling for the best running shoes for overpronation, according to customer reviews. Depending on your brand preference, running style, and budget, you're guaranteed to find something on this list that works for you.