10 Best Running Shoes for Supination for 2018

10 Best Running Shoes for Supination for 2018

Are your shoes worn out on the outside? Do you have bowed legs? Do you have really high arches? You might just be a supinator.

Supination (often called under pronation) occurs when the outside of your foot takes on the majority of your body weight with every running stride. This can not only wear down the outside of the running shoe, but if you’re not in the right shoe, it may cause shin splints, ankle pain, or a sundry of other running related injuries. To find the right shoe, it’s important to find cushioned shoes that have some flexibility. That’s what makes it a running shoe for supination.

These shoes aren’t always easy to spot. Like other best of shoe lists, ShoeKicker wants to help you find the very best shoe for your running stride (and at the best price). The following are great trainers that, to help with supination, have little pronation control and lots of cushioning. As a result of the cushion, they’re often more expensive than shoes designed for pronators or neutral runners. Below are the best running shoes for supination for both men and women.

Quick note: all weights are for women’s size 8

Number 10

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 7

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 7

Yes, this is an expensive shoe. And it’s not even that cushioned. But for a supinator looking for a firm, durable ride, the Mizuno Wave Prophecy is an excellent choice. Mizuno’s wave plate technology absorbs the shock of impact across the shoe, meaning you can get more miles in this heavy duty sneaker. The upper is exceptionally breathable and, while the midsole feels firm like most Mizuno running shoes, it’s enveloped by a nice, plush interior. The shoe isn’t light: it weighs around 10.6 oz. But much of that weight is due to its amazing wave plate which, unless you’re an extremely aggressive supinator, will allow you to get 600 miles out of these shoes—the most of any shoe on the list.

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Number 9

Saucony Zealot ISO 3

Saucony Zealot ISO 3

The newly introduced shoe from Saucony is a firm, yet cushioned shoe that helps you feel springy with each step. Weighing a relatively light 7.2 oz for a women’s size 8, the shoe feels fast and, thanks to a 4 mm heel-to-toe drop, low to the ground. The Zealot ISO offers many great features that have become standard for Saucony, now the second most popular brand sold in running stores: It has PowerGrid+ plush cushioning, an XT-900 outsole that helps with traction, and an ISOFIT upper that makes the shoe feel snug. It’s not the most cushioned shoe from Saucony (see below) but if you want a great supinator shoe that feels fast, this is an excellent choice.

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Number 8

Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost

Dubbed by Adidas as “The World’s Best Running Shoes,” the Ultra Boost might not be the best running shoe ever, but it certainly represents some of the best running shoe innovations today. First of all, this is an exceptionally well-constructed shoe and it looks great, feels great, and performs great. Adidas’ Primeknit upper is breathable and fits well, while the company’s signature Boost midsole has never felt springier. You can take this shoe on almost any length of run and you’ll feel as good at the end as when you started. It takes some time breaking in the shoe, but once that happens, the shoe performs admirably in every way. This shoe would be rated higher if a) there was a bit more cushion for supinators and b) the price tag was lower. The shoe weighs around 10.3 oz.

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Number 7

Asics Gel-Cumulus 19

Asics Gel-Cumulus 19

The Cumulus name tells it all: Asics’ popular training shoe, thanks to its plush interior and gel exterior, make you feel like you’re running on clouds. Now in its 19th version, the shoe is comfortable, durable, and, as the cheapest shoe on this list, affordable. The shoe has gel cushioning in the heel and forefoot, allowing for plenty of shock absorption and making it a great every day trainer for road runs. If you want a solid supinator shoe that won’t break the bank, this is a fantastic option.

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Number 6

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13

The Vomero, Nike’s signature plush neutral trainer, is one of the best running shoes the sports giant has ever made. Now in its 13th incarnation, the Vomero has a seamless and breathable upper, a luxurious amount of cushion, and a midsole that allows for plenty of fluid movement for the supinator runner. It’s also, at 8.7 oz, one of the lighter feeling shoes on the list. Add in the cool look of the shoe, and you have a great cushioned shoe that, at $140, is a great value.

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Number 5

Hoka One One Conquest 3

Hoka One One Conquest 3

Hoka One One hasn’t been around long, but since its arrival in 2009 the brand has delivered some of the best shoes on the market. And the Conquest, Hoka’s high-cushioned premium trainer, is one of the brand’s best. The Conquest has EVA cushioning, which perfectly pads your foot. Che company’s signature rmat midsole makes the shoe feel incredibly responsive on the roads and fairly stabilizing on the trails. From everything from a 5k to an ultra-marathon, this is a great shoe for the supinator.

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Number 4

New Balance 1080 v8

New Balance 1080 v8

Although not quite as cushioned as other shoes on the list, the 1080 is a plush sneaker with a bouncy ride. Even though it’s relatively lightweight at 9oz, the 1080—with New Balance’s signature Fresh Foam in the latest 8th version—doesn’t feel particularly fast. But besides that, it’s a great shoe. The 1080 hugs the foot well, can withstand plenty of mileage, and offers a smooth ride. Add in a flexible forefoot and plenty of breathability, and you have a shoe that will work well for nearly every under-pronating runner.

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Number 3

Brooks Glycerin 15

Brooks Glycerin 15

Brooks is the top selling running shoe brand for running stores across the country. And as the Glycerin, Brooks’ premium neutral trainer shows, there’s a reason for that. The Glycerin in made of Brooks’ signature and super soft Super DNA midsole, has a Capterpillar Crash pad which optimizes a smooth heel-to-toe transition, and has “ideal pressure zones” that distribute the shoe’s impact with every stride. Neither too heavy (9.4 oz) nor too soft (see next shoe), this shoe will work for almost any runner.

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Number 2

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

If the Asics Cumulus feels like running on clouds, the Gel-Nimbus feels like running on marshmallow textured pillow clouds. The shoe is that soft. Always known as being cushioned, newer Nimbus models offer a FluidFit upper that crates a breathable, seamless top of the sneaker. The midsole is also incredibly bouncy for such a cushioned shoe, thanks in part to the rear-foot and forefoot silicone based gel that feel great on impact. If you’re an aggressive supinator, the unbelievable amount of cushion will be perfect for you.

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Number 1

Saucony Triumph ISO 4

Saucony Triumph ISO 4

Great fit? Check. Plenty of cushion? Check. Responsive? Check. Lightweight? Check. This daily trainer is one of the best shoes Saucony has ever made and perhaps the best shoe ever for a supinator. No shoe on the list combines such a cushioned ride with such a springy feeling. You can run in this shoe for days and it will never feel too heavy (it’s only 9.0 oz!). The Triumph is durable and, even for an aggressive supinator, you can get 500 miles in this shoe. Give it a try. You won’t want to take the Triumph ISO off.

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