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Best shoes for Women with high arches who prefer neutral support

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

High arches, which can often cause neutral or supination running, aren't a problem for many runners... unless they're in the wrong shoe. In the incorrect running shoes, runners with high arches can suffer from tendonitis, arch pain, or worse. That's why it's so important to find the right sneakers that fit your arches: it'll help you take on the long runs and feel snug and secure the whole time.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • drop and lightness
  • soft and comfortable
  • Lightweight, responsive and durable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light but has cushion in the midfoot
  • Cushion
  • Comfortable and light

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Almost flat sole
  • My feet feel great
  • Lightweight.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Boost rules!
  • Form fitting upper, breathable, great cushioning, decently flexible sole
  • The cushion and energy response

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Adidas Energy Boost 3

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