The Best Running Shoes for Overpronation 2023
Written By: SportsShoes
If you’re a runner, you’ll already know the importance of selecting the right shoe for your running gait, whether you’re a neutral runner, an overpronator or you underpronate.
Over 70% of runners over-pronate to some degree, with the foot rolling inwards excessively through the footstrike, placing strain on the lower leg, knees, hips and lower back. That means most of us will find ourselves looking for a good support shoe to help slow down that excessive inwards movement. A great support shoe helps guide the foot into a more biomechanically efficient position, helping to reduce the risk of injury and optimising the footstrike for better performance.
Here are our top-of-the-range recommendations for overpronators:
*PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE NOT LISTED IN RANK ORDER*
- ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 30
- Saucony Tempus
- Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS
- Mizuno Wave Horizon 6
- Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 4
- Mizuno Wave Inspire 19
- ASICS GT2000 12
- Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
- Nike Air Zoom Structure 25
- New Balance 860v13
- HOKA Gaviota 5
- Saucony Guide 16
1. ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 30
Introducing the most stable ASICS shoe yet, GEL-KAYANO™ 30 is here to change the game. With the introduction of a 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™ and PureGEL™ Technology, this revolutionary shoe delivers adaptive stability with more comfort than ever before. The GEL-KAYANO® 30 is designed for neutral runners and overpronators.
Price: RRP £179.99
Drop: 30mm (Heel) / 22mm (Forefoot)
Features: A new 4D-Guidance system for stability and FF-Blast+ ECO foam & PureGEL technology for cushioning and comfort.
Discover more about the ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 30 here
2. Saucony Tempus
Meet the Saucony Tempus - a revolutionary experience that's the first of its kind. It's got that incredible superfoam bounce you've been missing combined with the adaptive guidance system you need to perform at your best. Ensuring your feet remain fresh and comfortable throughout your run, the Saucony Tempus Running Shoes have a lightweight, breathable mesh upper.
Price: RRP £169.99
Features: The Tempus features a PWRRUN PB Midsole which is a shock-absorbing cushion underfoot and is 40% lighter than previous versions.
3. Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS
The Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS comes with a redesigned midsole and outsole, giving it a widened platform that allows for increased stability and smoother transitions. Brooks' super-soft cushioning offers supreme comfort and distraction-free miles.
Price: RRP £165.00
Features: The Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS includes Brooks' DNA Loft v3 Midsole which is their super soft cushioning infused with nitrogen to provide soft cushioning that remains lightweight and durable.
4. Mizuno Wave Horizon 6
The Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 men's running shoe redefines the limits of comfort in a support shoe. Combining MIZUNO ENERZY CORE and MIZUNO WAVE, it is highly stable without sacrificing cushioning. Experience a floating feeling with a kick of energy return that will make you want to run to new horizons.
Price: RRP £159.99
Features: The Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 features Mizuno Enerzy Core Technology for an extremely soft and bouncy feeling whilst retaining more energy and Mizuno Wave Foam which disperses energy on impact for increased stability.
5. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 4
Support is all around you with the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 4.
Featuring all-new ReactX foam, stretchy Flyknit and a wider midsole which offers a system of support that moves you smoothly through every stride.
Price: RRP £174.95
Weight: 353g (Men's) / 281g (Women's)
Stack height: 39mm (Heel) / 30mm (Forefoot)
Features: A generous helping of ReactX foam provides supportive cushioning for a smooth run, plus Flyknit upper for breathability and comfort.
Here are our mid-range recommendations for overpronators:
If your budget doesn’t stretch to £150+ then try some of the following options which are still more than suitable for marathon distance training.
6. Mizuno Wave Inspire 19
The Mizuno Wave Inspire 19 is designed for runners with overpronation, capitalizing on stability, comfort and propulsion. This highly cushioned road running shoe is suitable for everyday training and features several upgrades, including a completely new wave plate for unrivalled support and to decrease the overpronation of the foot.
Price: RRP £139.99
Features: Features include the MIZUNO ENERZY FOAM for cushioning and energy return in the entire midsole, a new MIZUNO WAVE plate which offers utmost stability and support for overpronators, a durable carbon rubber outsole which lessens the impact of strikes, plus a supportive sole and gusset tongue construction.
Check out our Mizuno Wave Inspire 19 review here
7. ASICS GT2000 12
The ASICS GT-2000 12 is a versatile stability running shoe that's functional for various distances. Now with upgraded FlyteFoam BLAST+ technology, this workhorse shoe is now lighter and has a smoother heel-to-toe transition.
The midsole of the ASICS GT-2000 12 also contains rearfoot PureGEL technology, which absorbs the impact of each foot strike and provides a smoother transition as your foot rolls. This conserves energy and provides soft, bouncy cushioning. Completing the midsole is a 3D Guidance System which helps provide advanced stability for a smoother stride.
Price: RRP £139.99
Stack height: 36mm (Heel) / 28mm (Forefoot)
Features: The ASICS GT-2000 12 includes FlyteFoam BLAST+ and PureGEL technologies to absorb shock and provide softness and bounce, plus a 3D Guidance System for stability for a smoother stride.
8. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
Now with lighter cushioning, it offers a perfect balance of support and softness that results in a smooth ride for miles at every speed.
Price: RRP £135.00
Features: The Adrenaline GTS 22 includes Strategic 3D Fit Print which gives stretch and structure to the upper, a DNA Loft V2 Midsole for lighter-weight softer cushioning and GuideRails Holistic Support System which provides structure and support.
9. Nike Air Zoom Structure 25
With stability where you need it, cushion where you want it, the Nike Structure 25 supports you for long miles, short training runs and even a down-and-back before the day ends. It's the stability you seek, loyal from the first tie-up, tried and trusted, with a midfoot system that's fully supportive and more comfortable cushioning than before.
Price: RRP £119.95
Features: A Heel Counter which cradles the heel to promote a firm fit, a Zoom Air Unit placed in the forefoot to minimize joint stress and increase bounce-back, a Foam Midsole for a plush feeling as your foot hits the ground and Flex Grooves which create flexibility whilst vertical grooves create stability.
10. New Balance 860v13
The latest entry in the series, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v13, augments the pinnacle cushioning experience of Fresh Foam X with a supportive medial post to provide essential stability. Built for reliability over the long haul and sustained comfort over all distances, the 860 is a true go-to training shoe.
Price: RRP £139.99
Features: The New Balance 860v13 includes Fresh Foam and a FuelCell Midsole which offers flexible cushioning that reduces the pressure placed on the foot and springy rebounds for an energetic feel.
11. HOKA Gaviota 5
A premium stability shoe, the HOKA Gaviota 5 returns this season, as plush as ever.
Forget what you thought you knew about stability shoes. The Gaviota 5's new stabilizing H-Frame has allowed HOKA to implement softer foams than ever before.
Price: RRP £149.99
Features: The HOKA Gaviota 5 includes an EVA Midsole which is cushioned, comfortable and provides exceptional support, plus a H-Frame Midfoot for increased support and midfoot lockdown.
12. Saucony Guide 16
Every bit of the Saucony Guide 16 was designed with three things in mind: total comfort, a light feel, and an unbelievably smooth ride. It's softer, it's springier, and it's made to hug your foot like nothing else you've put on before. Saucony has included their HOLLOW-TECH Support system, which has been carried over from previous models for medial stability and is extremely lightweight.
Price: RRP £134.99
Features: The Saucony Guide 16 includes FormFit Technology which is their dynamic fit system that adapts to your individual gait.