Looking for the perfect pair of running shoes to conquer your overpronation? Look no further! We've scoured the market and rounded up the best shoes for overpronation. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, these stability shoes are designed to provide the support and cushioning you need for a comfortable and injury-free run. From the ever-popular Asics Gel-Kayano to the lightweight HOKA Clifton and the versatile Nike Air Zoom Structure, we've got you covered. So lace up, because it's time to hit the pavement in style!

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neutral gaitMost runners have a more efficient gait when it is neutral.

Lakota GambilloverpronationOverpronation is when the foot rolls excessively inward during the gait cycle.

Lakota GambillOverpronation occurs when you push off from your big toe and second toe, causing the foot to roll inward. While this is normal, it can lead to ankle or shin pain if your gait exaggerates these mechanics. Stability shoes can help with this issue. Tech brands incorporate features like "bars," "rails," and "medial posts" into the midsoles of these shoes to align and relieve the feet from constant rolling inward. Brooks and Altra utilize guide rails to steer the feet and encourage a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

361 strata 3361 Degrees’s Strata 3 utilizes denser, reinforced foam on the inner side of the midsole to provide extra support as the foot rolls inward.

Trevor Raabbrooks adrenaline gts 20Brooks’s Adrenaline GTS 20 features flexible bumpers along the medial side to encourage a straighter footstrike through toe-off.

Trevor Raabaltra provision 6Altra’s guide rail is reinforced into the medial side of the Ego midsole of the Provision 6.

Lakota GambillMizuno Wave InspireSome Mizuno shoes incorporate a plastic Pebax plate that offers support like a medial post but also increases flexibility with its unique zig-zagging structure.

Trevor RaabHoka One One Gaviota 2Hoka One One shoes have J-shaped outsole frames that provide a wide and stable base, preventing excessive inward rolling.

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I recently wrote a comprehensive review of the Asics GEL Kayano, and it remains one of the top choices. It is a popular shoe for marathon training and offers the additional support that your foot needs.

The Asics Gel Kayano 29 is known for its supportive, multi-density midsole and firmer foam in the arch area. It is considered one of the best motion-control shoes, with firmer medial (inner) and softer lateral (outer) midsole sidewalls.

Asics Flat Feet Running Shoe

The DuoMax Support System is especially beneficial for overpronators, as the firm sponge layer in the midsole helps your foot achieve a more neutral position upon landing.

The redesigned three-layer midsole of the Gel Kayano 28 provides a soft, bouncy, and supportive feel while maintaining a lightweight construction.

While the shoe is designed for stability and overpronators, it is also popular among neutral runners who cover high mileage.

  • The Gel Kayano 29 is the newest model, but older models on sale are also a good option
  • 10 mm heel drop
  • 9.3 oz for women's, 10.8 oz for men's
  • The DuoMax® Support System adds support without adding weight
Check current prices at Dick's Sporting Goods (last year's model is around cheaper and still excellent) >>Browse REI pricing (REI has a very flexible return policy, allowing returns even after 100 miles) >>

NIke Air Zoom Structure (and Infinity Run)

Nike's selection of stability shoes may be limited, but they do offer the Infinity React Run Flyknit and Zoom Structure. As someone who has worn multiple pairs of the Epic React Flyknit, I can attest to the amazing cushioning in these shoes.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 24 no longer has the medial post feature of its predecessor, the 23. However, it is still a supportive running shoe with a wide midsole and a snug-fitting upper.

It is considered a supportive-neutral running shoe and is suitable for runners with flexible flat feet. It provides support without the need for a stability or motion-control shoe.

The Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 3 is an alternative to the Zoom Structure line-up and features Nike's new guide rail system, similar to the one used by Brooks. I personally prefer a softer stability shoe like this one.

Nike Flat Feet Running Shoe

Both models have midsoles with triple the density of most running shoes, providing runners with comfortable cushioning and support. The breathable mesh uppers ensure cool and dry feet, while the waffle texture on the outsole offers reliable traction on any running surface.

The React Infinity Run features a movement-responsive structuring of the front, providing flexibility and comfortable cushioning without excessive bulk.

  • 8mm heel drop
  • 9.2 oz women's
  • These shoes tend to run narrow, so they may not be ideal for wide feet
  • The Zoom Structure offers more stability
View the Nike React Infinity Run 3 >>> (note that the 2 is currently discounted)Browse the Nike Zoom Structure >>  (the 25 is expected to be released in the spring)

Nike has an excellent return policy, so I recommend buying directly from their website. This way, you can try the shoes for a few runs and return them if they don't meet your expectations.

Saucony Guide - Great for Cushion and Support

In the Guide model, Saucony prioritized support not only in the midsole but also in the upper. The upper wraps around your foot, providing a secure and confident fit.

The most recent model as of 2023 is the Guide 16, but its specifications have not been released at the time of this publication. Therefore, the specs I'm providing are for the Guide 15, with the expectation that there won't be any major changes.

Saucony stability shoe

The Guide shoes offer stability without feeling overly rigid. They maintain a cushioned ride, which many traditional stability shoes lack. Personally, I find them to be great overall trainers, with no discomfort or overcorrection issues.

  • 8mm heel drop
  • 8.2 oz for women's (very light for stability), 9.5 oz for men's
  • Higher level of cushioning
See the currently available Saucony Guide models on their website >>

Check out the Guide 16 (currently available for men only) on Road Runner Sports >>

HOKA Clifton - Lightest Stability Shoe

I've mentioned the HOKA Clifton in many of my running shoe reviews, so it's no surprise to see it listed here as a suitable option for overpronation.

While the Clifton is not specifically categorized as a stability shoe, HOKA designs their shoes to provide additional stability. The wider shoe base naturally creates this effect and often feels more comfortable than shoes with a traditional medial post.

hoka stability shoe

The HOKA Clifton 9 is the most recent model; however, its release date has not yet been announced. Therefore, I will provide information about the Clifton 8, which is similar to subsequent versions from the Clifton 6 onwards.

The Clifton is the lightest option listed here, as it does not contain any posts or additional support structures.

  • 5mm heel drop
  • 7.2 oz for women's, 8.90 oz for men's
  • Ideal for wide feet
  • Moderate cushioning
See the available HOKA Clifton models and color options >>

Again, I suggest considering older models, as they are often cheaper and still offer excellent performance. This is especially helpful if you're uncertain about maximal shoes.

New Balance Fresh Foam X 860 - Broader Widths and Good Cushioning

The New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v13  incorporates a dual-density medial post in the midsole, providing support for overpronation and helping to maintain proper alignment during foot strike.

The outsole of the Fresh Foam 860 combines hard and soft rubbers, offering grip while the firm midsole enhances performance during faster runs.

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The latest version, the V12, retains the same ride as its predecessor (V11), but features a new upper design. It consists of a single-piece mesh that is both visually appealing and functional.

The breathable mesh upper keeps your feet cool and secure, while the cushioning is top-notch.

The Fresh Foam 860 is a stability running shoe that provides surprising lightness. It boasts a stretchy, spacious forefoot and toe box, ensuring comfortable yet secure fit.

  • 10mm heel drop
  • 8.6 oz for women's, 10.9 oz for men's
  • Excellent cushioning
  • Review: "I have low arches on my feet, so I tend to overpronate when I walk/run. With these shoes, my over-pronation is much less noticeable, and my workouts are a lot more enjoyable."
There are several Fresh Foam models available, so it's important to note that the 880 is a neutral cushion shoe, whereas the 860 is the stability option. Personally, I find the Fresh Foam series to provide the perfect amount of cushioning for my runs, ranging from 3 to 20 miles.

Check out current colors and pricing at Road Runner Sports (join VIP for instant discounts) >>Browse pricing on Amazon (cheaper options may be available, but returns might not be as convenient) >>

New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12


  • Firm, supportive cushioning


  • Denser medial post adds extra weight
Similar to its v11 predecessor, the 860v12 incorporates two layers of Fresh Foam in its midsole. The top layer provides a soft feel, while the bottom layer offers speed. New Balance has slightly reduced the hardness (durometer) of the lower layer, resulting in a slightly more forgiving ride. However, the new-school foams clash with the old-school stability technology, particularly the dense medial post. While the post effectively reduces pronation forces, it also adds extra weight that can affect the shoe's overall ride.

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Altra Provision 6

Provision 6The Altra Provision 6 is currently 36% off!

Credit: Altra


  • Reinforced guide rail in the midsole provides support
  • Innerflex grooves in the sole promote flexibility and smooth transitions
  • Padded heel collar


  • Runners new to zero-drop shoes may need time to adjust
The Provision 6 showcases a new look for stability shoes, eliminating the traditional stabilipods found in previous models. Instead, it features a hidden and reinforced guide rail within the Ego midsole. This updated design gives the Provision a sleeker appearance, resembling a neutral trainer. Additionally, the shoe includes a two-fingered medial strap that connects the lacing to the footbed, offering a more secure fit. Testers praised the construction, as it enhanced their awareness of footfalls and provided a secure running experience.

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Altra Provision 7 - Zero Drop Option

I initially wore the Provision without realizing it was a stability shoe. However, after comparing it to other Altra models, its stability became more apparent.

To me, this was a positive sign. It meant that the shoe didn't feel restrictive initially, but it effectively limited excessive pronation when compared to other shoes.

Altra stability shoe

Naturally having a wider base and allowing your foot to spread out can help with overpronation if you consistently work on foot strength in conjunction with other training aspects.

I found the Provision to offer moderate cushioning. Compared to the less cushioned Escalante and the more cushioned Olympus, I preferred running in the Provision.

  • Zero drop shoe
  • 8.2 oz for women's, 9.6 oz for men's
  • Moderate cushioning
  • Ideal for wide feet
Check prices on Amazon for the Provision 7 and earlier models >>

Now you have a solid starting point for finding the right running shoes for overpronation. If you're determined to address the issue comprehensively, I suggest reading a few more articles.

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Asics Gel-Kayano Lite 2

Gel-Kayano Lite 2


  • Men’s and women’s shoes constructed specifically to meet gait differences

  • Gel technology absorbs shock

  • Wider platform provides even more stability


  • Wide in the midfoot
  • Upper causes feet to overheat

The Asics Gel-Kayano Lite 2 is a shoe that shares its name with the iconic Kayano line, but offers a lighter and more streamlined option. Instead of a dual-density post and hard plastic Trusstic bridge, the Lite features a single piece of midsole foam for cushioning and stability. The shoe's lateral edge is scalloped to guide a pronating foot, while the foam's medial side provides support. Wear-testers found the Lite 2 to be lightweight and supportive, but some noted that the wider platform resulted in a looser fit around the midfoot.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 18

Wave Inspire 18


  • Wave plate provides stability

  • Soft, supportive ride

  • Comfy mesh upper provides secure fit


  • Slightly clunky heel
  • Low energy return
  • Runs hot

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 18 is a stability shoe that offers a soft and supportive experience. It features a reshaped zig-zagging TPU wave plate to stabilize the underarch, helping to curb pronation forces and maintain stability. The shoe's Enerzy foam in the heel and full-length U4ic top layer provide cushioning and responsiveness. Testers found the Inspire 18 to be secure and planted, although some noted a slightly clunky heel and limited energy return. The shoe was praised for its comfortable fit and performance as a recovery trainer.

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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 3


  • More cushioning in the heel and ankle

  • Breathable, sock-like Flyknit upper

  • Rocker shape promotes smooth ride


The Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 3 is a shoe that provides cushioning and support. It features a high arch and a horseshoe-shaped guide rail on the rear of the shoe to prevent overpronation without restricting neutral runners. The shoe's React foam provides plush cushioning and shock absorption, while the sock-like Flyknit upper offers breathability and a secure fit. Testers found the Infinity Run Flyknit 3 to be comfortable and responsive, with more cushioning in the heel and ankle. The shoe's rocker shape promotes a smooth ride, but some testers noted the thin tongue required extra care in lacing to prevent hotspots.

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Brooks Glycerin GTS 19

Glycerin GTS 19


  • Soft midsole and comfy upper


The Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 is a stability shoe that offers a soft and comfortable experience. It features Brooks's holistic guide rails system, which provides support without encumbering neutral runners. The shoe's DNA Loft midsole offers responsive cushioning and shock absorption, making it ideal for recovery runs and longer distances. Testers found the Glycerin GTS 19 to be supportive and stable, with a slightly softer feel compared to other stability trainers. Some noted the presence of additional cushioning in the heel and a comfortable upper.

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Brooks Launch GTS 9

The Brooks Launch GTS 9 is a light stability shoe that offers a responsive and speedy experience. It features Brooks's holistic guide rail system, which provides moderate support without compromising on performance. Testers appreciated the shoe's flexibility and responsive midsole, which offered high rebound during hard tempos. The Launch GTS 9 has a secure and planted feeling, although some noted the thin tongue required extra care in lacing to prevent hotspots.

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Hoka One One Arahi 6

One One Arahi 6

The Hoka One One Arahi 6 is a stability shoe that offers support and a smooth ride. It features a dense EVA J-Frame that wraps around the heel and medial side of the shoe to provide stability for overpronators. The shoe's padded tongue and heel collar lock in the ankle without causing friction, while the curved rocker sole promotes quick transitions and a lightweight feel. Testers found the Arahi 6 to be comfortable and versatile, suitable for both recovery runs and faster workouts. The shoe's textured tread provided excellent grip on slick surfaces.

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Saucony Guide 15

Guide 15

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  • Softer, lighter midsole than the previous model's
  • Bungee lacing system locks in the foot


  • Toebox feels slightly cramped

The Saucony Guide 15 is a more stable version of the Ride model. It features a lightweight TPU medial post and a sturdy heel counter. The 15 also incorporates a reformulated Pwrrun, which provides enhanced cushioning that is softer and more responsive. Additionally, it includes a Pwrrun sockliner for extra shock absorption. The shoe's upper has been revamped, featuring bungee lacing for a more secure fit. Testers praised the firmness of the sole and the lacing system, noting its secure hold and elastic quality.

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When it comes to finding the best shoes for overpronation, it's all about striking the perfect balance between stability, cushioning, and support. Our top picks offer a range of options to cater to different needs and preferences. From the popular Asics Gel-Kayano, known for its unbeatable stability and comfort, to the Nike Air Zoom Structure and Infinity Run, which provide a winning combination of stability and responsiveness, there is a shoe for everyone. For those looking for cushioning and support, the Saucony Guide and HOKA Clifton are excellent choices. Meanwhile, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 860 offers broader widths and optimal cushioning for added comfort. No matter which shoe you choose from our selection, you can rest assured that your overpronation needs will be met. So lace up and hit the road with confidence, knowing that you have the best shoes for overpronation on your feet.