7 Best High Arch Running Shoes For Women in 2022

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7 Best High Arch Running Shoes For Women in 2022

Women's running shoes for high arches come from well-known brands like Brooks, Nike, and Adidas. That said, there’s a wide array of options available on the market. And with plenty of choices, selecting the right pair can be a lot of work. 

Here in RunRepeat, it’s our mission to help runners find the most fitting running shoes. 

We cut it down to the top ten high-arch running shoes for women. And because we know not all runners are the same, we have chosen them from five different categories.

How we test running shoes

All of the models of women’s high-arch running shoes you see here are carefully handpicked by us. To double down our efforts in selecting the best of the best, we even invested in our own shoe testing lab. 

What’s more is we strictly follow these measures as part of our decision-making process: 

  • To avoid bias and brand loyalty, we buy each pair with our own money. 
  • In each model, we clock up at least 30 to 50 miles of test runs. 
  • We cut them open in our lab to see their components. 
  • For better assessment, we measure each part of the shoe in 30 different parameters. 
  • To see how they fare against other running shoes, we generate their CoreScore

The CoreScore is a rating that’s based on user and expert reviews. It runs from 0-100, telling you how good or bad a shoe is.

Best running shoes overall for women

Brooks Ghost 14
Brooks Ghost 14

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 38,433 users
91 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • All about comfort!
  • True to size
  • Lots of padding
  • Smooth ride
  • Really stable, even on light trails
  • Breathable
  • Great out of the box
  • Built for longevity (500 miles, easily)
  • Great grip 

Cons

  • Lacks breathability for hot summer days
  • Not the best for long distances

Verdict

The Ghost 14 from Brooks really fits the bill as the shoe for all runners. It's a workhorse that's comfy enough for easy days, responsive for tempo sessions, and is heavy-duty to handle light trails. Overall, a no-fuss daily trainer that will work for all your runs!
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Best road running shoes for women

Brooks Ghost 13
Brooks Ghost 13

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 101,150 users
88 / 100 from 35 experts

Pros

  • Superb comfort
  • Stable ride
  • Very breathable even on summer days
  • Good grip both on wet and dry surfaces
  • Smooth transitions 
  • Flexible 
  • Wide toe box
  • Great for slow and long runs

Cons

  • Can't go fast
  • Outsole lacks durability

Verdict

If you want a shoe that screams comfort, we couldn't recommend the Brooks Ghost 13 enough! It's a neutral daily trainer that's padded so generously all throughout, it felt like a couch to our feet. It didn't make us run fast, but it made our feet stable and protected from all the pounding on the pavement - easily, this is our champion on long, easy-paced runs!
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Best trail running shoes for women

Salomon XT-6
Salomon XT-6

Corescore

85
Great!
4.7 / 5 from 6 users
97 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Fit true to size
  • Superb responsiveness
  • Quicklace system is a breeze
  • Zero Heel-slip
  • Amazing grip
  • Breathable
  • Super stable ride
  • Great protection
  • Stylish
  • Durable

Cons

  • Quite heavy as some trail shoes go
  • Stiff in colder conditions

Verdict

The Salomon XT-6 has been a hugely popular shoe for nearly a decade both for its looks and its ability to take you anyway on a trail. With heaps of protection, insane grip, and a responsive, speedy ride the XT-6 is still a relevant trail shoe to help you explore the less beaten trails. It’s a shoe that’s sure to leave you confident traversing steep gradients, or comfy at the end of a long hike.
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Best Asics high arch running shoes for women

Asics Noosa Tri 13
Asics Noosa Tri 13

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 7,041 users
87 / 100 from 10 experts

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Perfect fit
  • Do-it-ALL shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Springy ride
  • Spacious toebox
  • Secure lockdown
  • Good ground contact
  • Durable
  • Great straight out of the box

Cons

  • Not for wet surfaces
  • Bold design is not for everyone

Verdict

A triathlon shoe, the Asics Noosa Tri 13 is a standalone that made our road runs fun and fast! It's comfortable enough for long days, it's agile for the speedier runs or races, and is equally perfect for short-distance efforts. Although very cushioned, we never felt any dragging. And like a true Asics, this shoe is built to last!
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Best Nike running shoes for women

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2

Corescore

86
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 2,024 users
88 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Exceptional flywire lacing
  • Soft & cushioned ride
  • Great for heavier runners
  • Incredible grip (road)
  • Very breathable
  • Padded heel collar
  • No heel slipping
  • True to size
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Tongue rips apart
  • Lacks pop for tempo runs
  • Slippery on snow and ice

Verdict

In the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2, our feet just felt locked in place! And even after rough wear testing, this daily trainer proved itself a durable shoe. It's loaded with lots of cushion that's not too soft nor too rigid, making it supportive and ideal for heavy runners. As a daily running shoe, it sticks to what it's designed to do - it's not going to make you run fast, but it does offer a smooth, easy ride.
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Best value running shoes for women

Nike Revolution 6
Nike Revolution 6

Corescore

72
Bad!
4.0 / 5 from 501 users
60 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Fits true to size
  • Peppy midsole
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good amount of flexibility
  • Consistent performance in any condition
  • Great as leisurewear

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Poor lacing
  • Lacks grip
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Author
Jovana Subic
Jovana Subic

Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.