(Closed) Running shoe suggestions for flat feet?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@greenidlady:  I don’t have flat feet, but I’ve been an avid runner since high school- I’m 27 now. If you go to an actual running store (not like a nike, footlocker, etc.), they are usually very knowledgable and helpful. In the meantime, check out this article…

The Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

There are some good suggestions.

Also, just FYI, sometimes it takes time to break sneakers in, so you may want to give the asics  some more time.

Post # 4
5014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely go to a specialty running store (ie not Big 5 or Sport Chalet) and get properly fitted!!

Post # 5
3057 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I feel your pain!! I haven’t found a good running shoe yet. I’m SO flat footed, it’s aweful. I was watching shark tank one night & there was a couple who “invented” these flat rubber “shoes” that you just put on the bottom of your feet & lace up…they intrigued me and are supposed to help build your arch because it forces your foot to use the muscles. I wanted to buy a pair but I no longer remember what they were called lol!

If you find good ones feel free to update, I could use suggestions! good luck =)

Post # 6
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My FI also has flat feet, and we went to a specialty running store so they could advise him on what shoes would work best.  After talking to him about his feet and what he’d be using the shoes for, they had him try on several pairs and for each pair, they had him walk/run on a treadmill in the store so they could see how he ran.  The shoes he ended up buying have worked great for him.

Post # 8
1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

have you tried New Balance shoes? I don’t know how it works in the states, but here they fit you properly and have tons of shoes to try on.  They have you run on a treadmill etc to make sure you’re not just walking around in them and think they’re the right fit.

I recently bought a pair for my daughter before we went to Disneyland, and she didn’t complain once about her feet the whole trip.  They have some with correctors in them and special arches.  You might want to look into that!


Post # 9
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with the above posts about getting fitted at a running store. I had really bad shin splints before getting properly fitted for my running shoes. 2 years later I have the same shoes and haven’t had any issues with shin splints.

Post # 11
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if you want some really quick info.. try plugging as much info as you know into the below link. There are also lots of good forums and articles on the main site.


also you can go in person to a running store and have them look at your run. I tend to stray from that because they always seem to push the most expensive shoes on me!

Post # 12
5014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@greenidlady:  You should be able to get decent ones for around $100. They’ll last around 500 miles though and if you run good shoes are really important!!

Post # 14
5014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@greenidlady:  That’s great! Right now I’m running about 15 miles/week as I’m coming back from a bad injury I got training for a marathon last year. I like to run around 30 miles/week to maintain my fitness, more if I’m training for a marathon but then I end up injured! I go through running shoes pretty quickly Tongue Out

Post # 15
2426 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have flat feet and while I admit I have never been properly fitted (need to find a specialty running store nearby, I don’t know of any!) BUT I will say I have had good luck with New Balance and Asics in the past. But I do need to try them on in person as it depends on the style, some or more supportive than others. I always go for ones that feel supportive on the arch rather than just soft. Usually with New Balance I have a break in period, but the Asics I just got were 100% on day 1!

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