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 ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3
- Mizuno Wave Inspire 19
- ASICS GT2000 11
- Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
- New Balance 860v13
- HOKA Gaviota 4
- 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
AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM 1ST JULY 2023*
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 £164.99
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 £155.00
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 £149.99
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 ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3
The Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3 sports a slab of thick cushioning to help you stay on your feet today, tomorrow and beyond. It's super springy and bouncy, so that you can propel down your preferred path and come back for your next run feeling ready and reinvigorated.
Price: RRP £174.95
Stack height: 40mm (Heel) / 31mm (Forefoot)
Features: The ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3 has plenty of snappy responsiveness with Nike's highest level of support to keep you feeling secure and competitive.
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 11
The ASICS GT-2000 11 shoe keeps your mind and body focused on the road ahead. It's a versatile running style that's functional for various distances. The underfoot cushioning has been updated from their predecessors for a more comfortable and energetic ride.
A development on the GT-2000 10's, the GT-2000 11's have a FlyteFoam BLAST technology through the midsole, which enhances underfoot cushioning for comfort and soft landing. This not only supplies your feet with plush cushioning but, will also provide you with lightweight and responsive strides. The FF BLAST compound is 55% lighter than industry standard EVA midsole material and has been made with reinforced fibres that bounce back for optimal cushioning with every step. Embedded within the midsole is a Rearfoot GEL cushioning system, which helps to attenuate shock during footstrike, sparing your joints as you land onto hard, unforgiving surfaces, and promoting a smooth transition through the gait cycle.
Price: RRP £144.99
Features: The ASICS GT2000 11 includes FlyteFoam BLAST Technology, with LITETRUSS cushioning to control pronation and enhances stability and support without sacrificing lightweight or comfort.
8. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
Brooks most loved support shoe has had an update with the Adrenaline GTS 22 for Brooks smoothest ride ever. Made with more strategic use of 3D Fit Print technology the shoe provides a structure that moves with the foot.
Price: RRP £130.00
Features: The Adrenaline GTS 22 includes a GuideRails Holistic Support System that provides structure and support for your every stride.
Check out our Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 shoe review here
9. 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 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.
10. HOKA Gaviota 4
A premium stability shoe, the HOKA Gaviota 4 returns this season, as plush as ever. Delivering the same maximal cushioning and J-Frame enhanced support, it's been reworked with a plusher collar and tongue to offer unexpected improvements in comfort.
Price: RRP £144.99
Features: The HOKA Gaviota 4 includes a CMEVA Midsole that's cushioned, comfortable and provides exceptional support.
11. 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. Delivering the running experience of your dreams, only it's very, very real.
Price: RRP £129.99
Features: The Saucony Guide 16 includes FormFit Technology which is their dynamic fit system that adapts to your individual gait.