Editor’s Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of the best shoes for women with pronation.
Have you been experiencing foot and leg pain? Are your feet collapsing every time they come in contact with the ground? If you have been diagnosed with pronation, don’t panic. We all have a certain degree of pronation, and most problems occur when pronation becomes excessive.
The good news is that the correct type of shoes are going to prevent your feet from collapsing and help you walk and run straighter, which will improve your overall posture.
You are in good hands because I am an expert when it comes to fitting women’s shoes, and I have helped hundreds of women with their foot, leg, and back pain. I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last 10 years. Moreover, I have been helping women find the correct type of shoes and orthotics to reduce or fully eliminate the foot and leg pain that they were having. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.
Over the years I became familiar with the best shoes for women with pronation.
There are different degrees of pronation:
The type of pronation that you have determines how much support you need from your shoes and whether you need to be fitted for an orthotic as well. If you are experiencing severe foot and leg pain and believe you have strong pronation, then please refer to another article I wrote where I describe the best shoes for women with strong pronation. Go to the link below:
That article will also show you which orthotics are going to help you with your overpronation.
In addition, if you are unsure what degree of pronation you have, please feel free to send me pictures of your feet barefoot and standing on a flat surface. If you can also send me videos of you walking that will also help me evaluate your feet better:
I have noticed how most women with pronation tend to be flat-footed or have rolled ankles, and as their feet come in contact with the ground the arch of their feet naturally collapses to help their body absorb the shock of impact. This action of their arches collapsing is called pronation.
Something so simple such as wearing the correct type of shoes can prevent your feet from collapsing, which will help you walk and run straighter, and improve your overall posture at the same time.
Let me prove this to you.
Let’s take a look at an image of a woman with flat feet standing barefoot. Do you notice how as she is putting pressure on the feet the arch starts collapsing? This makes the feet turn inwards and her whole body is shifted out of alignment.
Now, once we fit the same woman in a pair of supportive shoes, we can see how much straighter her feet are.
These are not by any means orthopedic shoes; they are your regular everyday pair of sneakers that simply provide extra support to targeted areas of the feet.
Now, please keep in mind that not all shoes are going to be effective in treating and preventing your pronation issues. For example, let’s see what happens when we fit that same woman in a pair of unsupportive shoes:
In addition to being supportive, the shoes need to fit the shape of your feet perfectly. This means that it doesn’t matter how narrow, wide, or extra wide your feet are, we need to find shoes that accommodate the shape of your feet.
I am always emphasizing to women how there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of their feet, and I will help you find them.
Before I show you a selection of the best shoes for women with pronation, let me first show you what 3 key features the shoe styles that I recommend will provide to your feet. I will also show you how you can figure out your exact foot size from home.
Shoes for Pronation – The 2 Most Important Features!
✅ Shock Absorption: This feature helps reduce the impact that your feet take every time they come in contact with the ground, and relieves the stress on your feet and legs. This feature also helps prevent your feet from collapsing and turning inwards.
✅ Ankle Support: This feature will help align your ankles and support them.
The shoes I will describe shortly provide these 3 important features. However, I am always emphasizing to women how if they don’t wear the shoes in the correct size, they won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. This brings me to this next question: Are you 100% sure of your exact foot size?
If you know your exact foot size, then you are ready to go ahead and start looking at a selection of the best shoes for women with pronation. If you are not 100% sure, then I recommend that you take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your exact foot size from home. Go to the link below:
Now that you know what features your shoes need to provide to help treat and prevent your pronation, you are ready to take a look at the best shoes for women with pronation.
I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before since that is the only way for me to tell the amount of support that they provide and how they fit. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Shoes for Women with Pronation ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Below you can find a selection of the best shoes for women with pronation. Look at the description below each shoe to check whether is capable of fitting the shape of your feet. The Asics style can fit women with narrow feet.
What Shoe Size Should You Order?
Take a look at the description below the shoes that I recommended to find out what shoe size you should order.
Do you have a child that is dealing with pronation? I actually wrote an article where I describe the best shoes for kids with pronation. Please go to the link below.
Are You Having a Hard Time Finding Shoes for Your Foot Shape?
You can ask your questions in the comment section below or contact me via email:
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble finding a particular shoe style to fit the shape of your feet.