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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

ASICS Kayano 30

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

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PUMA ForeverRun Nitro

Using a brand new, and unobtrusive RUNGUIDE system to give you your most efficient gait, the ForeverRUN combines a purpose-built midsole, outsole and even insole geometries, with a stiffer heel clip and forefoot wrap in the upper, to provide the support you need. A supercritical nitrogen infused midsole foam offers a highly responsive feel in two layers, with the softest directly under your foot for enhanced comfort.

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ASICS GT-2000 12

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 PureGel in the heel for impact absorption, but uses FF Blast Plus cushioning through the rest of the midsole. A 3D guidance system offers a modern way to offer all the support you need.

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Hoka Arahi 7

With deep cushioning, minimal weight, and that famous Hoka smooth transition, the Arahi 7 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 860V13

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 25

Nikes most supportive shoe, the structure is a durable, high milage shoe with a versatile build, ready to step it up when needed. An Air Zoom unit in the forefoot gives a responsive, energised toe off.

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On Cloudflyer 4

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 16

Much trusted and beloved, the Guide has got a big update, moving away from the traditional medial post to a more holistic design that offers support from the upper, increased width and a contoured midsole that your foot sits within, giving a smoother, more comfortable feel underfoot.

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New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo V6

With higher cushioning than the 860 and a more heavily rockered outsole, the Vongo offers a different feel underfoot, with stability that comes from a supportive medial zone and stability plane rather than the traditional medial post. It’s a shoe that provides a plush ride with top end comfort.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 20

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 smooth stretch woven upper and Enerzy foam throughout the midsole makes this shoe ideal for daily miles.

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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 4

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. Updated ReactX foam in the midsole provides a durable and responsive ride. Ideal for racking up miles in comfort.

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adidas Supernova Solution

Featuring adidas’ latest super foam, Dreamstrike+ for a comfortable and responsive feel, the Supernova Solution owes its supportive nature to dual density Stability rods that run through the midsole, offering stability through a gently guided stride. A reworked midsole geometry adds further support letting you make the most of daily runs and long miles.

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