10 Best Running Shoes For Orthotics in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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10 Best Running Shoes For Orthotics in 2022

Running shoes for orthotics tend to be wide. Given the number of wide running shoes on the market, choosing can be a drag. 

Having tested loads of running shoes that match well with the orthotics, we’ve selected the finest models from various categories to help all runners.

How we select the best shoes for orthotics

We don’t just randomly choose the orthotic-friendly running shoes we put on this list. We pace and test each one of them to see if they’re worth recommending. 

Some of the steps we take include: 

  • Buying them with our own money to avoid brand loyalty 
  • Logging 30-50 miles worth of test runs
  • Slicing them to pieces
  • Measuring each part of the shoe in 30 different parameters
  • Calculating the Corescore for each running shoe to see how well they go against other running shoes

Best running shoes for orthotics overall

Thanks for making our daily runs nice and stable, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21! The upper hugged our feet well, and the midsole is balanced - it's neither mushy nor too rigid. It just kept our motions in check, preventing any excessive movements. It's certainly not a light shoe, but having tested its precursors, we can say that Brooks is heading in the right direction! Apart from support, what stood out to us also is its tank-like durability.
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The Brooks Glycerin 19 is Brooks' softest running shoe yet. It's a long-time favorite daily trainer that's built on comfort and stability. It's not peppy, but if you're looking for a consistent ride, this is it. As a true Brooks, it's a shoe that's built to last!
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Best road running shoes for orthotics

If there's one thing we can't take away from the Pegasus 38, it's that it's the GOAT of all workhorse shoes in our arsenal! It oozes with plushness, stability, and pop, doing it all from slow days, tempo sessions, and gym workouts even. If you want to run with fun, take the Pegasus any day!
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Now on its 27th iteration, the Kayano is everything we expect from a premium stability shoe. It's sturdy, supportive, has got an incredibly plush comfort (surprising for a stability shoe)! If there's a hang-up to it, it's the shoe's hefty weight, which for us, is not something that should be penalized, given its top-tier performance.
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Best trail running shoes for orthotics

The Altra Lone Peak 5.0 is a trail shoe that will make run with confidence! It's sturdy underfoot, supportive, and it's got the right blend of comfort and responsiveness. Throw in any terrain, and this show will bite its way through them!
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A beast in all our trail runs, the Saucony Peregrine 11 was more than confidence-inspiring! It's a tank that mutes out all the harshness of the trails while eating up everything you throw at it! From slick mud, snow, dry, and rocky stream crossings, this shoe just bites hard and deep into the ground. It's also built to run fast, and we got exactly that in the Peregrine!
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Best Nike running shoes for orthotics

Now, this is what we call FUN! The Nike ZoomX Invincible Run literally made us feel like each step was made of springs. It's NOT going to pace you, but it will make your runs lively and effortless! If you want a premium daily trainer that's going to work best on long, easy days on the road, we tell you, this is THE best of its kind.
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Sporting a technical look with reliable features, the Nike Quest 2 is perfect for runners seeking to go the distance. With the technologies and components loaded into the running shoe's engineering, it offers an outstanding blend of comfort and support. Since it is built for distance races, it incorporates featherlight elements that increase the runner's propulsion. At an affordable price, athletes can expect a stable, breathable, and comfortable run from the Nike Quest 2.
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Best budget running shoes for orthotics

If you're looking for one of the best value running shoes out there, the Asics Gel Contend 7 is it. From ample cushioning for short to medium-length runs, to tough constructions the Gel Contend 7 exceeds expectations for this price bracket.
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A stability shoe made for training runs, the Guide 14 from Saucony just gets the job done for us. No frills, no gimmicks, just plain support. While it may be a positive for the shoe, it also renders a negative - it's a dull ride. Whether you're an overpronator or a neutral runner in need of extra arch support, the Saucony Guide is neither obtrusive nor too harsh to not find that sweet spot in your daily running shoe roster.
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What are the cheapest running shoes for orthotics in 2022?

  1. Adidas EQ21 - from $35
  2. Asics Gel Excite 8 - from $43
  3. Asics Gel Contend 7 - from $45
  4. Under Armour Charged Vantage - from $49
  5. Under Armour Charged Pulse - from $50
  6. Asics Jolt 3 - from $55
  7. Asics Gel Scram 6 - from $55
  8. Saucony Kinvara 12 - from $55
  9. Saucony Peregrine 11 - from $55
  10. Saucony Omni 19 - from $66
  11. Saucony Echelon 8 - from $76
  12. Saucony Guide 14 - from $82
  13. Merrell Moab Flight - from $82
  14. Nike Air Zoom Winflo 8 - from $90
  15. Hoka One One Rincon 2 - from $92

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.