Category: Moderate Stability
Touting a Heel Clutching System and snug upper, the DS Trainer has long been a favorite of narrow-footed runners. With enough support for mild to moderate pronation, this model offers both guidance and control on the run. The overlay design on the upper works especially well for narrower feet, because it keeps the foot in place better than mesh alone. Weighing 7.6 ounces and featuring a 9.5mm heel-to-toe drop, the DS Trainers are a lighter weight alternative to many traditional running models, without being too minimal.
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.
Thanks to the lacing system’s adjustable eye row, the Defyance provides a close fit for narrower feet. Complemented by a foot-hugging upper, this shoe will be one with your foot. The Defyance also features a Caterpillar Crash Pad that isolates each segment of the outsole to respond individually as the shoe strikes the ground. This makes for a smooth transition from heel to forefoot, as well as a responsive ride during faster efforts.
Built for America’s top marathoner, Meb Keflezghi, these racing flats are inherently narrow. Featuring a 4mm heel-to-toe drop and weighing just 5.8 ounces, the GoRun Speed are fast and nimble—perfect for racing and speed workouts. Employing Skechers Resalyte Midsole, they still manage to offer a cushioned midsole for good protection underfoot. Additionally, a stability plate at the midfoot provides a moderate amount of support, which can be important, especially during longer efforts.
If you’re looking for a solid, well-cushioned neutral shoe, look no further than the 880v3. Marked by a lower instep height and reduced lateral forefoot girth, this model is made for runners with slightly narrower feet. What’s more, reduced volume in the toe box means your feet are less likely to be constantly shifting in the shoe. Known for its close fit in the arch and toe box, it’ll provide that sock-like feel you’re after, while still having plenty of cushioning for the long haul.
Employing Mizuno’s signature plastic wave in the midsole, the Wave Rider is a lightweight neutral shoe. Internal forefoot overlays help keep the foot in place and the updated heel counter will hold onto your foot with each step, ensuring a sculpted fit. A more tightly woven mesh contributes to this overall narrower feel by helping to embrace the foot and create a natural fit, even for a runner with narrow feet.