Top Structured Running Shoes

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Whether you are an over pronator, or you want extra support from your shoes, we will be going through some of the best structured shoes available in the market.

No longer heavy and clunky, structured shoes are often designed to be worn by any foot type, with the extra support only coming into play when it is needed, often at the end of a long run when the legs get tired and running form is lost. 

To find out if you pronate, please check the link below which includes further information, a guide to checking your pronation from home, and even a way to contact our experts who can help guide you. https://www.prodirectrunning.com/articles/product-advice/what-is-running-pronation-and-gait-analysis/

 

What is a structured shoe?

A structured shoe is any shoe that is built with emphasis on preventing excess inward rolling of the ankle through the stride. While everyone pronates, that is, lands on the outside of the foot and rolls to the centre, some people over pronate, rolling all the way through to the inside edge of the foot, this can lead to problems and injuries if not corrected.

How do shoes help with over pronation?

The traditional way to help prevent excessive rolling inwards through the stride is to use a medial post, a firmer section of foam on the medial (inside) of the shoe. As these can be hard underfoot, and often add weight, most brands have recently updated their systems to lightweight, less intrusive options that better complement the modern breed of superfoam. The upper will also often be designed to create a more supportive hold, either through stitching, or overlays.

Our Top Picks

Top Structured Running Shoes

ASICS Kayano 29

Cushioned, luxurious, and highly trusted, the Kayano has long been the structured shoe to aspire to. Ideal for longer distances where the improved comfort and high levels of support make it the perfect choice even after nearly 30 years at the top.

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Saucony Tempus

Seeing a gap in the market for a structured shoe that makes the most of modern responsive superfoams, the Tempus uses a firmer PWRRUN foam frame, with lightweight and bouncy PWRRUN PB cushioning as a midsole core, for maximum energy return, and impressive speed.

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ASICS GT-2000 10

Although cheaper than the Kayano, this is still a premium long-distance shoe that offers more than enough support for most people. Like the Kayano, it features Gel in the heel for impact absorption, and the new Litetruss system that replaces both Duomax and Trusstic for a smoother, lighter way to support your stride.

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Hoka Arahi 6

With deep cushioning, minimal weight, and that famous Hoka smooth transition, the Arahi 6 adds a J frame underfoot for a stabilised feel. Zonal rubber in the outsole keeps weight to a minimum while maintaining durability.

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New Balance Fresh Foam 860V12

Offering up the plush, smooth feel of Fresh Foam to over pronators, the 860 still uses the tried and tested medial post, a section of firmer foam under the foot on the medial side. It provides a soft comfortable feel that is designed to soak up long miles.

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Nike Air Zoom Structure 24

Nike use data from hundreds of athletes to tune the transition through the stride, and create an airy, highly breathable upper perfect for longer runs. An Air Zoom unit in the forefoot gives a responsive, energised toe off.

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On Cloudflyer

Described by On as “all about the comfort and support”, the Cloudflyer is designed to let any runner find their pace, from quick or slow, long or short, heel or toe. With a stack of deep cushioning and the unique CloudTec system, it is especially suited to heavier runners and overpronators.

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Saucony Guide 15

The Guide features a newly updated PWRRUN foam, that gives a softer, lighter, and more responsive feel, and combines it with a HOLLOW-TECH guidance system for underfoot support that doesn’t restrict your stride. A trusted structured shoe, it has been updated with the very latest tech for even more performance.

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New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo V5

With higher cushioning than the 860 and a more heavily rockered outsole, the Vongo offers a different feel underfoot, and an increased level of stability. While it also uses a medial post, a series of unconventional geometries and manufacturing changes in the midsole, add further support to your ride.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 18

Mizuno uses their Wave technology to guide your stride from the heel strike towards toe off, without allowing the inside of the shoe to flatten. A seamless upper and a heel wedge of energetic Enerzy foam makes this shoe ideal for daily miles.

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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 3

Targeted towards neutral runners as well as over and under pronators alike, the Infinity gives an extra wide base, and an exaggerated rocker for the smoothest of transitions. React foam in the midsole provides a durable and responsive ride. Ideal for racking up miles in comfort.

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Having suffered from Chronic Fatigue for over a decade, I am a recent convert to the joys of running. Although every run steals a lot of energy, the mental health and fitness benefits more than make up for it. My runs are mainly across the back of the nearby beaches, dodging between the tourists. When not geeking out over the latest running tech, you can find me trying new gins, making gins, or boring anyone within earshot about gin.
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Top Structured Running Shoes

Take On Your Run

With our top picks of structured running shoes

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