The Best Running Shoes for Supinator

Updated April 17, 2017

Supination is when a person primarily runs or walks with their weight placed on the outside of their feet. Supinators put more stress on the bones and joints in the legs, and need good cushioning in their shoes, allowing their feet to roll inward and absorb shock, in order to avoid running-related injuries. The best running shoes for supinators have cushioning throughout the shoe, excellent flexibility, and are lightweight.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 11

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 11 is a highly supportive running shoe that works well for supinators. It has a highly durable rubber sole, a midsole made of Solyte, a very lightweight material that has good cushioning as well as flexibility, and an asymmetrical lacing design that provides a more stable upper foot fit. In short, the Asics Gel-Nimbus 11 provides runners with a lightweight support system, stable fit and strong flexibility.

Saucony Grid Cohesion NX

The Saucony Grid Cohesion NX is one of the lighter running shoes available today, weighing only 281gr. They are good for supinators, because they are lightweight and offer more flexibility than many other shoes. The midsole is compression moulded, providing strong cushioning, while the insole is removable, flexible and designed for distance running. The Saucony Grid Cohesion NX combines a light weight and good flexibility to help relieve stress-related injuries caused by supination.

Asics Gel Kinsei

The Asics Gel Kinsei is a more unique running shoe, because it is designed to fit different types of runners with its adaptive running heel component. A good shoe for all runners, the Kinsei provides some upper foot support with its asymmetrical lacing design, and it is also a relatively flexible shoe, due to the lightweight Solyte midsole. Called the "Gear of the Year" by, the Gel Kinsei has a unique "Propulsion Trusstic" system, which increases the stability of the shoe's construction during footstrike, reinforcing its long-term durability.

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Justin Davis has worked in psychological and health research since 2008, focusing his writing on health, home and cultural activities. He is an active and contributing member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society and Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Delaware.