10 Best High Arch Running Shoes For Women in 2022

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10 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
£106
£112
£131
Top pick

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 30,995 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!
See our full review and facts
Saucony Endorphin Speed
Saucony Endorphin Speed
£101
£120
Also great

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 3,552 users
92 / 100 from 29 experts

Pros

  • Fast & responsive
  • Cushioned especially for the long runs
  • Spring, trampoline effect
  • Excellent durability 
  • Featherweight like a race shoe
  • Breathable
  • True to size
  • Perfect foot lock
  • Incredible value

Cons

  • Needs adaptation period 
  • Questionable grip on wet surfaces

Verdict

Among all the shoes we've tested, nothing comes close to how the Saucony Endorphin Speed fits the bill as a speedster that can certainly go the distance! Whether it's a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, you can set PBs in this baby! If you're looking for an all-rounder that can both go fast and slow, this is NOT it. It's made for speed, and it sticks to that!
See our full review and facts

Best road running shoes for women

Brooks Ghost 13
Brooks Ghost 13
£77
£121
£121
Top pick

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 95,954 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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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38
£77
£78
£82
£83
Also great

Corescore

86
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 2,368 users
88 / 100 from 21 experts

Pros

  • Wider than Pegasus 37
  • Very stable ride
  • Peppy toe-off
  • Hugs your feet 
  • Padded upper
  • Very durable (400-500miles)
  • Grippy even on dirt roads
  • Legit workhorse
  • Doubles as a gym shoe
  • A joy to run in

Cons

  • Runs warm
  • Above-average weight

Verdict

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!
See our full review and facts

Best trail running shoes for women

Salomon XT-6
Salomon XT-6
£156
£172
Top pick

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.
See our full review and facts
Nike Pegasus Trail 3
Nike Pegasus Trail 3
£81
£89
£93
£105
Also great

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 160 users
87 / 100 from 13 experts

Pros

  • Soft, bouncy ride
  • Very comfortable
  • True to size
  • Wide for a Nike
  • Wide loop on heel
  • Built to last
  • Reflective swoosh
  • Killer grip on dry trails

Cons

  • Not grippy in wet
  • Runs warm

Verdict

The Pegasus road series just holds a special place in our feet, we just had to see it in trail action. And voila! 50 miles later, the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 won us over with its uber plush landings! Unlike other trail shoes, it's NOT dense nor dull, it's stable and comfy and will make your run cloud-like. When faced with slick surfaces, however, it shows its limitations.
See our full review and facts

Best Nike running shoes for women

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
£93
£99
£130
£155
Top pick

Corescore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 1,602 users
89 / 100 from 19 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.
See our full review and facts
Nike Free Run 5.0
Nike Free Run 5.0
£91
£101
Also great

Corescore

83
Good!
4.3 / 5 from 12,271 users
86 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Insane lightness
  • Glove-like fit
  • Heel loop
  • Easy lacing system
  • Super breathable 
  • True to size
  • Comfotable as an everyday slipper
  • Extremely flexible

Cons

  • Short runs only
  • Lack of proper outsole
  • Insole not removable

Verdict

Ah, the Nike Free Run… Calling this a running shoe is a stretch, but there’s still a vestige of folks out there in the minimalist fan group that likes the slipper-like feel of Nike’s long-running “Free” lineup. The 2021 update steers back toward a less bizarre-looking shoe than we saw in 2020 but continues with the ultralight and ultra-flexible design.
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Best value running shoes for women

Nike Revolution 6
Nike Revolution 6
Top pick

Corescore

77
Decent!
4.1 / 5 from 519 users
72 / 100 from 2 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
See our full review and facts
Nike Quest 4
Nike Quest 4
Also great

Corescore

74
Bad!
4.1 / 5 from 189 users
N/A

Pros

  • True to size
  • Wider than other Nikes
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Very affordable 
  • Grippy thanks to mini lugs
  • Sleek modern looks
  • Great, secure fit
  • Outstanding weight

Cons

  • Not a springy ride
  • Short runs only

Verdict

At the entry level, there’s usually not a ton to review or write about, but the Nike Quest 4 fills a niche with a trendy-looking shoe at a bargain price. If you desire that Nike swoosh and have less than $80 in your pocket there aren’t many options, but surprisingly this stylish trainer fits the bill and isn’t all that bad!
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What are the cheapest women's high arch running shoes in 2022?

  1. Nike Revolution 6 - from £22
  2. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 - from £23
  3. Adidas Duramo 10 - from £25
  4. Salomon Sonic 4 Balance - from £26
  5. Adidas Questar Flow NXT - from £28
  6. Reebok Lite Plus 3 - from £28
  7. Nike Flex Experience Run 10 - from £29
  8. Puma Liberate Nitro - from £30
  9. Adidas Galaxy 5 - from £30
  10. Adidas SL20.2 - from £30
  11. Reebok Energen Plus - from £30
  12. Adidas Nova Flow - from £32
  13. Adidas Supernova - from £32
  14. Adidas Sensebounce+ Street - from £32
  15. Asics Patriot 12 - from £33

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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.