Top 10 Best Running Shoes for High Arches for 2018

Top 10 Best Running Shoes for High Arches for 2018

Ah yes, the difficult ones… the high arched kids. It seems like no one understands our pain besides the podiatrists. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis? We’re best friends. Orthotics? Soul mates. For those of us with high arches, we know all too well the importance of having the right shoes. So what are the best running shoes for high arch runners?

When embarking on the search for the perfect pair of running shoes it can be frustrating to figure out whether a shoe will support your arch in addition to having the right width, the right stability, or the right amount of cushion. In theory shoes designed with stability, structure and support in mind are better for our unique feet. One quick tip to better your chances of finding that perfect pair: figure out which way your foot pronates. From there, you can find a neutral or stability shoe that fits you well. Here are our top picks for the best running shoes to support a high arch (divided into neutral and stability).

Number 10

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

Category: Neutral. I’d venture to say that typically, the needy (people with funky feet) don’t usually get to wear fashionable footwear. However, feel free to rejoice in style because Nike has come through for us. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus is a lightweight, neutral running shoe with Flywire technology all along the lateral sides of the arch area. This shoe will dynamically support you on the road, trails, and with your outfits.

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Number 9

Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost

Category: Neutral. Adidas coming in clutch (and expensive)! This light weight cushioned shoe provides a snug heel support system, but more importantly it has… wait for it… midsole support! Honestly, music to my ears. For those with high arches that need some extra space, the upper mesh will flex and fit your foot like a sock, while the classic three stripes give you dynamic support holding your midsole in place.

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Number 8

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4

Category: Neutral. “You can’t always get what you want” by the Rolling Stones was a theme song for my parents as I was growing up, but they always left out the part: “but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need!” Often we have to sacrifice one aspect of a shoe for another – it’s a give and take. The New Balance Zante brings everything you need: stability, support, good looks, and cushion all in one responsive neutral ride. Who says high arches can’t have it all?! The Zante will get you what you need.

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Number 7

New Balance Vazee Pace v2

New Balance Vazee Pace v2

Category Neutral. The New Balance Vazee Pace comes in a variety of widths accommodating the variety of high arched feet hittin the roads. This shoe provides the REvite midsole cushioning, and a snappy responsive underfoot foam. This quick shoe will keep you moving while keeping your foot snug and supported.

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Number 6

Brooks Glycerin 15

Brooks Glycerin 15

Category: Neutral/Supination. The Brooks Glycerin is pretty sweet… get it? Glycerin… sugar… Ok. This shoe is a neutral ride built with cushion in mind. The super soft under sole paired with its variety of widths can ensure your feet will be comfortable. High arches can result in less natural shock absorption, so the Brooks Glycerin is here to make each step hit the sweet spot.

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Number 5

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

Category: Neutral/Supination. Let’s Roll Out! Not with the foam roller and not to get out of town. The Asics Gel-Nimbus is designed to keep you supinators in line. If your arches are high and your feet tend to roll outward, the Gel-Nimbus is a great choice (it’s even great for you heel strikers!). The gel cushioning will keep you comfy with each stride, while the structure will keep you in line.

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Number 4

Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

Category: Over Pronation. Mmm, yes, it says it all in the name – Nike is calling us out. I don’t think they could get any less creative with the name to be honest. Do we even need a description? This is Nike’s lightweight, structured shoe (shocker) for you runners who pronate with each step. It is similar to the Pegasus in its Air Zoom sole, but for some extra support it has an upper with integrated Flywire that will keep your foot snug and locked in as you hit the road.

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Number 3

Nike Odyssey 2

Nike Odyssey 2

Category: Over Pronation. If the name of the shoe is giving you flash backs to 6th grade Greek mythology unit, you’re not alone. The Odyssey (the shoe) is part of Nike’s supportive line. It is made with over pronators in mind – those of you whose feet tend to roll inward. The triple density cushioned midsole, along with its stabilizing and support Flywire, is sure to keep you running the distance. The added perk of the Odyssey is that it runs wide, which is a common road block for high in-stepped runners. Feel free to rejoice as if you’ve escaped the Sirens, Cyclops’, Polyphemus, Laestrygonians, Circe, Scylla and Charybdis.

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Number 2

Mizuno Wave Inspire 14

Mizuno Wave Inspire 14

Category: Over Pronation. Maybe they were inspired by all the complaints of people with high arches. Nonetheless, the Mizuno Inspire has it all. It is not only also available in narrow for your unique beautiful feet, but the inspire is a supportive, lightweight shoe with arch support and cushion for each step. Mizuno covered it all with this shoe, and is guaranteed to please. I’m inspired, I don’t know about you.

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Number 1

Brooks Ghost 10

Brooks Ghost 10

Category: Neutral. Beggars can be choosers when it comes to the Brooks Ghost. The Ghost allows us to choose the perfect width for our special footums. These shoes are perfect for the narrow foot all the way to the wide foot, all while providing a medium/high arch support system. It doesn’t stop, there’s soft cushioning underfoot to keep your feet feeling as special as they are. It’s one of our favorite neutral shoes and the best shoe for runners with high arches. Brooks… you just get us.

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