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Running Shoes For Overpronation & Supination

The Best Running Shoes By Arch Type

Pronation defines the natural movement of your feet. And while it impacts every person's gait—even on a simple stroll—it's amplified when you're really pounding the pavement.

So, before snapping up new running shoes based cool factor alone (tempting, we know) learn about your pronation type & find a just-right pair for your arch.


The tendency for feet to roll inward, defined by a wider ball area, slightly curved arch, and flatter heel. An overpronator’s BFF is a sneaker with extra cushioning and stability features built into the medial (inner) side of the shoe to counter against the inward pull, bringing the foot back to neutral.

Supination (or Underpronation)

When the foot doesn’t roll inward enough with each step, often characterized by higher arches and more pressure on the outside edge of the foot. Because a stability shoe encourages an outward roll of the foot (which would only reinforce the supination), the best styles for underpronators tend to be neutral running shoes with more cushioning to absorb that excess pressure.

Neutral Pronation

If you’ve got a neutral gait, it means you distribute your weight evenly across your foot as you move, with your foot and ankle in an aligned, upright position. Find a shoe with no (or, at most, very limited) stability features, as your foot doesn’t need extra built-in guidance.

Pro tip:

Not sure how to classify your arch type? Taking a quick look at the wear and tear of your running sneaks can help identify your pronation:

If the inner edge is worn’re likely an overpronator, associated with flat feet.
If the shoes are evenly worn...your pronation is neutral, with equal weight distribution across the foot.
If the top outer edge is worn’re probably a supinator, which is tied to high arches.

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