Flat Feet? Low arches?
How to Find the Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet
Every foot is different and unique, which is why it’s important to select a running shoe that’s right for you and not because someone else loves a certain brand or model. Your preferences might be different from theirs. At St. Pete Running Company, we want to help you pick out the best long distance running shoes for you. For those who categorize their feet as “flat feet,” we’ve got some helpful suggestions.
Do This FIRST
The first step is also the most important step: Get Fitted For Shoes. We highly recommend that you have a shoe fitting before you purchase your next pair of running or walking shoes whether you have flat feet or high arches. The experts at St. Pete Running Company will take your through a one-of-a-kind, full-body approach shoe fitting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the models below are neutral models and some are stability models. Whether or not you have flat feet does not determine your model type, but the gait analysis that takes place during the shoe fitting will be used to determine the correct model type for you (neutral v. stability).
Best Long Distance Running Shoes for Flat Feet
Blushield is unique to Diadora running shoes, guaranteeing total foot grip and perfect body balance thanks to its active cones and ergonomic base. These tech features translate to overall support and glove-like fit while maintaining plenty of room in the shoe, which can benefit those with flat feet. The Mythos Blueshield 5 is a neutral model while the Mythos Blueshield Elite is a stability model.
The firm fit of a Mizuno running shoe can provide a stable platform for the runner or walker with flat feet. The impact-absorbing wave plate technology makes for a smooth transition from heel to toe whether you have high, medium, low, or no arch. The Wave Rider 24 is one of their neutral models while the Wave Inspire 16 is a stability model.
Altra running shoes offer a blend of support, ground connection, and anatomic fit. Their unique style is based on the shape of each foot, allowing toes to expand naturally in the toe box. The Balanced Cushioning platform gives the entire foot from heel to toe an equal elevation from the ground. Their left and right foot-shaped design and the equal height along the footbed makes Altra one of the best long distance running shoes for flat feet. The Torin 4.5 Plush is a neutral model while the Paradigm 5 is a stability model.
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