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Best Saucony For Flat Feet

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Posted 3 months ago


Last updated: 26/06/2023


by James McCormack

Flat feet have a low arch along the inner border of the foot. This can be the shape of the foot since birth, or it can develop as an adult. Adult-acquired flat feet are usually related to weak muscles, poor footwear or injury. Some people have Flat feet without any pain, while others can experience a lot of pain and discomfort when standing, walking or with activity. Wearing the best supportive Saucony shoes can help to reduce foot pain related to flat feet. 

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Best Saucony Shoes for Flat Feet

The best Saucony shoes for flat feet should offer good medial arch support, low heel-to-toe drop, a secure fit and sufficient cushioning. In our experience, the two best Saucony shoes for flat feet are the Guide 16, offering moderate to low support, and the Omni 21, offering moderate to high support. Read our review of each shoe below. 

Low to Moderate Support for Flat Feet

We recommend the Saucony Glide 16 shoe for low to moderate flat feet.

These have a low heel-to-toe drop of 8mm, meaning less pressure on the plantar fascia than higher heel-to-toe drop shoes. The shoe has moderate arch support to improve foot mechanics through the gait phases, preventing excessive pronation, which can be more likely with flat feet.

These shoes also provide good cushioning with the PWRRUN foam to reduce the impact of walking and running.

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Moderate to High Support for Flat Feet

The Saucony Omni 21 is our recommended shoe to offer moderate to high support for flat feet.

This shoe is certified by The American Podiatric Medical Association as beneficial for foot health.

It offers a low heel-to-toe drop of 8mm to reduce the load on the plantar fascia. It has a FORMFIT design to hold the foot securely while the underfoot design provides high stability.

This shoe also has the Saucony PWRRUN foam for cushioning, which reduces the impact of walking and running. These are a popular choice with runners for longer distance training miles.

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly.

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