Do your feet collapse inwards while running?
If so, you’ll generally need anti-pronation shoes to avoid injury.
It’s always best to come into one of our stores to get a proper shoe fitting so we can make sure you end up with suitable shoes for your foot strike and foot shape. Because we’re independent we are able to offer you a range of different models from various manufacturers. We give you the opportunity to run up and down in a variety of shoes that we think will work for you so you can take home the one that you feel best in.
Here’s a small selection of popular support shoes from our range...
If your foot starts to roll in at the heel you could try:
A medial post controls pronation and a two layered midsole offers soft cushioning when you land. The engineered mesh upper conforms to the shape of your foot. Also available in width fittings (see below).
The full-length Everun midsole of the Hurricane gives splendid light cushioning for short, or up to extremely long runs. The medial posted midsole corrects over pronation, but still keeps the shoe flexible enough to give you a smooth ride. Soft breathable mesh with ISO lacing system wraps your foot comfortably, and reduces excess motion. This is indeed the premium Saucony shoe.
Solid support with good shock absorption. A layer of Saucony’s bouncy Everun cushioning on top of the midsole gives a springy underfoot feel. Omni Iso has an IsoFit upper which shapes itself to the foot and the support wedge goes a little deeper in towards the middle of the shoe to give you greater support.
Transcend is Brooks' top of the range shoe for stability and cushioning. Full length DNA loft cushioning provides a soft luxurious stride. GuideRails on the inside and outside of the shoe give the foot a stable ride. This exceptionally comfortable shoe can be use for shorter or longer runs.
The Adrenaline GTS is rightly one of the most relied upon support shoes on the market. Support features offer effective pronation control and the BioMogo DNA midsole gives a great cushioned ride. The GTS’s upper features a midfoot saddle for an individualized fit. Also available in width fittings (see below).
If your foot collapses in later in the stride, i.e. at the arch, here are some options:
Saucony’s PWRRUN midsole gives the Guide a lively underfoot feel. The TPU guidance frame supports the arch effectively without compromising flexibility. Light, cushioned, easy to run in, but stable enough for moderate to heavy overpronators.
The Ravenna sits in Brooks’ Energize category as a cushioned, supportive road running shoe for long distances that offers you enough spring and flexibility for fast, energized running. Lighter and more flexible than many equivalent support shoes, the Ravenna offers good support for the arch.
A DuoMax support system which runs the length of the arch and a stable heel counter work together to provide effective stability. Gel cushioning absorbs shock and an engineered mesh upper offers breathability and control. Version 7 has a reshaped toe box to give you a bit space for your toes. The GT-1000 is cheaper than most but is still a very good long distance running shoe.
The Kayano is truly a super-shoe offering a premium cushioned and supportive experience for the overpronating runner. The Flytefoam midsole offers as much cushioning at mile 26 as it did at mile 1 and abundant Gel cushioning delivers the ultimate in plush cushioning. The breathable jacquard mesh upper cradles the foot and the secure heel clutch counter holds the heel comfortably without feeling intrusive. Duomax support reduces pronation.
For the serious over-pronator who needs maximum support from a shoe:
Like its name suggests, this is a Beast of a support shoe. With a super strong progressive diagonal rollbar to control even the heaviest overpronation. Great cushioning and a seam-free comfy upper complete the package.
With the updated Beast 20 Brooks replaced the firm medial post with new GuideRails technology to provide support for over-pronation. Brooks' primary focus is on the knee. GuideRails technology restricts the rotation of your heel, and that way brings your foot and your knee to a more natural alignment.
Designed to accommodate wide feet comfortably:
Reliable support, comfy underfoot. A medial post controls pronation and a two-layered midsole offers soft cushioning when you land. The engineered mesh upper conforms to the shape of your foot. Men’s 2E and 4E. Women’s D.
Support, cushioning and comfort (see above). Men’s 2E and 4E. Women’s D and 2E.
Nothing compares to being able to try the shoes on and take them for a short jog outside one of our shops. The right shoes for your foot strike will help you stay comfortable and injury-free while running, so why not pay us a visit?