Brooks Trance 12 from Best Shoes Flat Feet 2013
Best Shoes Flat Feet 2013
Brooks Trance 12
Category: Motion Control
This shoe offers premium motion control for flat-footed runners, including great arch support and full-length Brooks DNA responsive cushioning. 12.2 oz.
Asics Gel GT-2000
Made for mild to moderate pronators, the GT-2000 consistently delivers a stable (thanks to its Dynamic DuoMax technology), protected and very well-cushioned ride at a reasonable price. 11.6 oz.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9
Category: Moderate Stability
Marked by a narrow heel and internal forefoot overlays, the Inspire will hold onto your foot and won’t let go. Giving you moderate support for a shoe that’s only 8.3 ounces, this mild to moderate overpronators in search of a lightweight shoe. As with every Mizuno model, the plastic wave stability system offers an alternative to many of the other heavier foam support options. If you’re accustomed to less bulk, but still need a stability shoe, the Inspire is worth taking for a spin.
With their new PureProject line of shoes, Brooks took bold steps in shoe design, offering unparalleled arch support for a minimalist model. This shoe cradles the mid-foot exceptionally, creating a glove-like fit. Its asymmetrical lacing, foot-hugging anatomical shape (it even has a separated big toe that allows the big guy to move more naturally) and low-to-the-ground ride aren’t for everybody. But those who embrace it will be rewarded with an agile, fast, performance-oriented trainer that’s perfect for speed workouts and has just enough cushioning for some weekend long runs. 7.1 oz.
Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12
Category: Moderate stability
The Alchemy is perfect for wide-footed runners as a result of its wider platform and greater volume. If you’re looking for support without a lot of bulk, this model provides stability via a lightweight plastic wave in the midsole. Helping guide the foot from strike through toe-off, the wave system is a lighter weight alternative to dual density foam support. Although the Alchemy may not tip the scales as much as other models in the category, it provides comparable support, to be sure.
Brooks Ravenna 4
The Ravenna 4 is proof that you don't need an overbuilt, heavy, expensive stability shoe in order to get decent arch support and good cushioning. New for this year's model, an adjustable midfoot arch wrap supports and locks in your foot for a personalized, confident fit. 10.8 oz.
Saucony Hurricane 15
Category: Motion Control
The Hurricane is a high-stability shoe that relies upon both midsole construction and the upper to provide support. Traditional medial posting helps support the arch, while a unique combination of materials in the upper locks your foot into place and keeps the heel from slipping. An injection-blown rubber outsole keeps the shoes responsive and durable without adding unnecessary weight. 11.2 oz.