Today we’ll be reviewing some of the best walking shoes for overpronation. As someone mentioned, the decisive test for the shoe’s level of comfort and support is Disney World. If at the end of the day you take your shoes off and your feet feel wonderful, that’s the right shoe to convert to.
What to look for in a walking shoe
There are solutions to help you pronate properly and relieve overpronation discomfort. We recommend that you stabilize it. Wear stability shoes that have firm midsoles and motion control shoes that have stiffer heels and a straighter instep shape or last. These kind of shoes both help reduce overpronation. You should also look for shoes with arch support, low heels and deep heel cups. You can also stabilize your foot and better absorb impact with orthotic insoles, heel inserts, and arch inserts. If your shoes lack arch support, then use arch wraps to give you extra support.
5 best walking shoes for overpronation
Brooks Addiction Walker Walking Shoes
Available for women and men
The Brooks Addiction Walker is one of the best motion control walking shoes for flat feet and overpronation.
you are on your feet all day (standing on tile, concrete …),
you are a heavy person,
you do long distance walking.
What makes the Brooks Addiction one of the best walking shoes for overpronation
Believe me, you will say “these are the best walking shoes I have ever owned”. Recommended by most podiatrists, the Brooks has a stiff outsole with stabilizers on both sides to control overpronation and balance issues and alleviate any discomforts caused by flat feet. This shoe is extremely comfortable and won’t leave your feet sore, painful or throbbing at the end of the day. For all day comfort for overpronaters, this is your go-to-shoe.
It provides the cushioning found in high-end running shoes.
It gives superb arch support that works beautifully with any type of custom insoles. A lot of customers confirmed this walking shoe saved their feet from hard plastic custom orthotics and helped them enjoy the comfort of a great shoe.
It has a smooth and supple full-grain leather construction for added protection from the elements.
It has a padded tongue and collar
The inside is very soft and has a removable insole with a nice deep heel cup
The midsole is BioMoGo recyclable midsole and features Hydro Flow Technology (enhanced cushioning, better stability of the foot, excellent shock attenuation)
The outsole is designed to absorb shock and stabilize the foot on uneven terrain. It’s very durable and provides excellent slip-resistance on wet surfaces. It also has a high-density carbon heel with flex grooves (maximum motion control and flexibility from heel strike through toe-off)
The sizing tends to run a bit small. Go for half size larger, and one size wider.
New Balance 928 Walking Shoe
Available for women and men
Overpronation, flat feet, high arches, high instep, wide and extra wide feet, Achilles Tendonitis, Morton’s Neuroma (no pain and numbness), neuropathy (comfort, protection and added stability), leg length discrepancy, bad knees, knee replacement, hips, ankle and lower back pain, lumbar spine issues, Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bunions and hammertoes (exists in wide widths and allows toes to spread out).
Also great if you:
work on concrete floors all day
stand on your feet all day
are a heavy person (it holds up pretty well)
What makes the 928 one of the best walking shoes
The built-in technology makes the 928 great walking shoes to correct pronation, overpronation issues, the gait cycle, and keep the foot, ankle, knee and spine lined up so evenly. Even without orthotics, this walker’s mechanics and motion control technology make sure stress, leg and back fatigue, and shock are eliminated allowing you to stand for extended periods, walk farther and more comfortably.
The 928 has generous cushioning, especially in the heel, amazing arch support which promotes a more natural gait. This is why a lot of customers confirmed their Achilles tendons, back and legs feel wonderful at the end of the day and especially first thing in the morning.
The 928 is available in sizes and widths that are so difficult to find.
New Balance 928:
is very comfortable out of the box
is built on an SL-2 last (wide forefoot and narrow heel area)
has a rocker sole (makes it easy to transition from heel strike to toe-off)
has a surprisingly effective Roll Bar technology (a dual support system that contributes to shock absorption, corrects gait cycle and controls overpronation (rolling inward) and supination (rolling outward)
features ABZORB mid-foot cushioning for additional comfort
has a deep and generous toe box (great for bunions, hammer toes and custom orthotics)
provides full-length support across the entire foot
is very supportive and torsionally stiff through the mid-foot
has an excellent fit and a comfortable cushioned foot bed
has a great built-in arch support which provides terrific stability
Referred to as “old man shoes”
Poor traction on ice or snow
Saucony Grid Omni Walker Walking Shoe
Available for women and men
Get ready for the squishy support of a sneaker disguised in a clunky-supportive feel of a clog. The Omni is a great option for the overpronator who needs motion control, stability and cushioning. These are also great everyday shoes for overpronation.
Overpronation issues (stabilizes and supports the foot), flat feet, high arches, bad knees, hips, back, ankle, Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinopathy, Morton’s Neuroma, bunions and hammertoes (footbed is wide enough to allow them to splay comfortably), wide knee replacement, back and sciatica pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, Hallux Limitus/Rigidus, metatarsal pain (excellent cushioning in the metatarsal area), stress fractures.
What makes the Saucony Omni one of the best walking shoes
It corrects and minimizes the impact of overpronation and alleviates the pain by aligning the ankles, knees and back properly.
It provides unparalleled comfort if you are on your feet on concrete floors all day.
It makes walking enjoyable and pain-free.
It encourages long distance walking at a brisk pace at a reasonable comfort level with no rubbing, chaffing, or crowding.
It helps prevent ankle sprains.
Saucony Omni Walker
Offers plenty of support and flexibility through the upper which is made of sturdy and supportive full–grain leather
Is nicely cushioned (not “springy”) and has good arch support
Has a contoured, super-cushy removable sockliner (accommodates custom orthotic comfortably).
Has a nice deep heel cup (wraps securely around the heel and prevents slippage) and a roomy forefoot making it extremely comfortable.
Has an Achilles notch for enhanced mobility and comfort and.
Features a forefoot HRC Strobel Board (provides cushioning to the latest stages of the gait cycle).
Has the Grid System along with an SRC Impact zone and a midfoot support bridge (support, shock absorption and all-day comfort).
Has a durable non-marking outsole with flex grooves for added flexibility. The outsole has durable non-marking dual-density rubber that provides enough traction and stability
Isn’t bulky like most orthopedic walking shoes
Fits great out of the box
Is available in a variety of widths
The Omni Walker runs true to size
The all-leather upper makes the feet a bit hot during warm days.
The women’s version has been designed for the women’s specific foot shape (a wide forefoot and narrow heel)
overpronation (corrects gait and posture, aligns the body properly, prevents ankles and joints from overpronating), supination, balance issues, bad knees, knee replacement, bad hips, bad ankles, back pain, lower back pain, spondylolisthesis (back condition), Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, arthritis, osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, shin splints, Achilles Tendonitis, bunions and hammertoes, flat feet, wide feet, high instep, high foot pressure, top of foot pain, peripheral neuropathy, stress fractures.
Also great if you:
stand on your feet all day (dock workers, doctors, nurses, teachers, hairstylists, you get the point),
walk on the treadmill,
walk your dog a lot,
do extensive walking and powerwalking
Benefits of the Vionic Walker one of the best walking shoes
Stabilizes the feet perfectly.
Prevents any foot discomfort or soreness in the shin or leg.
Offers great arch support underfoot (no pain at the end of the day).
Allows you to be on your feet longer and walk longer distances pain-free.
Helps keep your feet from getting fatigued.
Is very comfortable and supportive out of the box and fit well
Has a “built in” orthotic but doesn’t look like “diabetic” shoes
Provides ankle support without being restricting
Features a full-length relief Orthotic footbed (great arch support),
Has a deep heel cup (extra comfort and support) with a strong plastic heel counter to keep your heel in place preventing slippage and rubbing)
Has EcoFresh® (odor and bacteria-managed foot environment)
Has a premium full-grain leather upper and has and odor-reducing soft padded lining
Has TPR (thermoplastic rubber) shank provides additional arch support.
Has a durable rubber outsole (great traction)
Has a large toe box with ample wiggle room on the sides and top (adequate space to accommodate bunions, hammertoes and swelling feet)
The Vionic is true to size
Wear it for few hours at a time for the first few days to adapt to the technology.
It’s a bit stiff (but you’ll get used to it fast)
Saucony Women’s ProGrid Integrity ST2
Recommended by most podiatrists, the ProGrid Integrity is definitely one of the best and inexpensive choices for overpronation. This is a “Cinderella” touch added to your daily walks.
Overpronation issues (lots of support and cushioning)
Underpronation, aka supination (keeps the foot in a more neutral position and corrects misalignment of the knee, back and hips)
Bad knees, bad hips, bad ankles, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, shin splints, arthritis, posterior tibial tendonitis, Achilles Tendonitis, tight Achilles tendon, bunions / tailor’s bunions / hammertoes /crooked toes / overlapping toes / sensitive toes (it’s flexible and accommodates these toe issues with no pressure or pain), flat feet, high arches, high instep, wide feet, Morton’s Neuroma, lower back pain, neuropathy, feet that have different sizes and widths (a foot is narrower or shorter than the other), feet that have a tendency to swell,
Also great if you:
are on your feet up to 12 hours a day. (part of your job).
stand on concrete all day. walk for long periods / extensive walking.
are healing from a stress fracture.
Benefits of the Saucony Integrity
It accommodates and works perfectly with all types of orthotics.
It offers all the motion control and support needed for long power walks.
It doesn’t push on top of the foot (nicely padded).
It Llaves the foot happy at the end of the day.
It’s super comfortable right out of the box (cradles the foot with no rubbing, no pinching, no sliding, no blisters anywhere).
The soles help propel you forward as you walk.
It offers excellent grip on any surface making you feel secure
It features a super soft leather upper.
It has a full-length compression molded EVA midsole.
The Heel ProGrid System in the heel absorbs impact and shock for even more comfort.
The midsole and outsole have a Walk-Trac system for smoother transitions.
The outsole features non-marking XT carbon positioned in high-wear areas.
It provides fantastic and properly placed arch support, heel support, awesome cushioning, stability and motion control.
It has enough depth and a removable insole to use your own if you need even more support.
It’s designed on the women’s last and provides lots of toe room without being boxy.
It has a cushioned footbed that adds to the support. (makes it possible to walk on the treadmill without worrying about your joints and knees)
It’s lightweight and sturdy but definitely not clunky-looking.
Order a half size larger
The black model is not like the white one in terms of sizes as it might bump your feet in some spots.
When you walk, you put one foot in front of the other. But have you ever stopped to think how you walk? Pronation is important to maintain good lower body health. Pronation describes how your feet normally roll inward if you walk or run. Pronation helps your feet absorb shock and adapt to uneven surfaces. However, if your foot rolls too far inward, you overpronate, and that can cause problems for your feet, legs, hips and back. So how do you know if you overpronate? Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms.
Symptoms of overpronation
You may have pain in your feet, legs, hips or back after walking or running.
If you have any or all of those symptoms, then you may overpronate when walking or running. Still not sure?
Take out a pair of your sneakers or walking shoes. Does the inside edge of the outsole show uneven or heavier wear? Do your shoes tilt inward when placed on a flat surface? If you answered yes, then you most likely overpronate.
The wet test
Now let’s look at some of the causes of overpronation.
Causes of overpronation
Causes can included:
Wearing shoes that don’t provide proper arch support.
Injury to your feet.
Weakened muscles due to aging or heavy strain placed on the feet.
Standing or walking for long periods of time in high heels.
The good news is overpronation can be corrected, but the bad news is if left unchecked, it can cause Plantar Fasciitis, bad knees, stress fractures and other serious foot issues. We recommend you consult a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis.
Treatment for overpronation can include stretching and exercise. Stretch your legs and feet to reduce muscle stress and tightness caused by overpronation. Strengthening exercises like toe curls and heel raises can also help improve your foot support and help you better absorb shock.