Best Men's Running Shoes for Flat Feet and Overpronators

Getting the right running shoes for your foot type is one of the most important steps you can take to run comfortably and avoid common running injuries.

If you have flat feet, you most likely overpronate, which means that your feet roll inward when you run. People with flat feet need running shoes that maintain their stability. When shopping for running shoes, you should look for the words "motion control" and "stability" on the box of the pair you are considering. Here are some excellent choices for men with flat feet:

Asics Gel-Foundation

ASICS Men's GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe
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This running shoe is perfect for runners with flat feet who need motion control and good cushioning. Runners have also praised it for superior comfort. It has gel cushioning systems in both the forefoot and rearfoot. It has maximum support and is deeper and wider than many shoes, perfect if you need to insert your own prescription orthotics. It comes in regular and 4E wide widths. It has a moderate heel-to-toe drop of 10 millimeters.

Brooks Addiction

Brooks Men's Addiction 10 Motion Control Running Shoes
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The Brooks Addiction running shoe is a great choice for moderate to severe overpronators. Its cushioning absorbs shock, and the shoe also stabilizes the foot well. You may love its asymmetric upper that has a glove-like fit. It comes in regular, 2E wide, and 4E extra wide. The heel drop is 12 millimeters. This is a heavier shoe.

Mizuno Wave Paradox

Mizuno Men's Wave Paradox Running Shoe
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The Mizuno Wave Paradox is a great running shoe for male runners with a small or medium frame and less overpronation. It has good shock absorption and cushioning, but also provides plenty of support. It is in the stability category rather than the motion control category, so it has less gait correction. If you have flat feet but don't need motion control, this can be a good choice. It has a heel drop of 12 millimeters.

Saucony Grid Hurricane

Saucony Men's ProGrid Hurricane 12 Running Shoe,White/Silver/Blue,10 M US
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The Saucony Grid Hurricane is a very supportive shoe, with a great combination of cushioning and stability. It also has open, breathable mesh to prevent your feet from overheating. It isn't in the motion control category, so it is appropriate for those with flat feet but only a small amount of overpronation. The shoe is flat with a low heel drop of 8 millimeters. It is lighter in weight than many stability and motion control shoes. It's available in regular and 2E wide widths.

Brooks Beast

The Beast continues to be a favorite for those who need a sturdy motion control shoe. It's suitable for heavier runners as well as those who need maximum motion control. The Beast has a breathable upper and an interior saddle to lock in your foot. The diagonal rollbar gives additional stability. While these shoes cost more, they will last longer if you are a heavier runner who finds that your shoes won't go the usual 500 miles. The Beast comes in a range of widths, with the Beast available in medium, extra wide (EE) and extra-extra-extra wide (EEEE).

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