Overpronation is where your foot lands on the outside of your heel and then rolls inwards while you run. You can easily check for overpronation by examining the bottom of a well-worn pair of running shoes.
If the surface of the shoe is especially worn around your big toe, then you probably overpronate. Overpronation can lead to an increased risk of certain injuries.
Luckily Nike offer some excellent stability shoes to help adjust to overpronation. In this article, we will take a look at five of the best Nike running shoes for overpronation that are currently available to buy.
What to Look for in Running Shoes for Overpronation
There are a few things to look out for when purchasing a stability running shoe for overpronation. The first thing is support around the midsole area. You also want to look for shoes that are comfortable as this is very important for overpronators.
Then you have all the other things that anyone would want in a running shoe:
- Good value for money
- Well ventilated (breathable)
- Good traction (grip)
- Fashion – how good do the shoes look?
We now have five different categories to compare our Nike running shoes. We will create a table for you to compare them, featuring the following five categories:
Each score will be out of 5, with each shoe marked out of 25. Obviously, if you aren’t interested in how aesthetic the shoes are, then you can discount that score and find your own perfect fit. The score is just a rough guide.
|Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation||Comfort||Value||Grip||Fashion||Breathe||Total|
|Air Zoom Pegasus 36||3||4||5||5||4||21/25|
|React Infinity Flyknit 2||4||3||4||4||4||19/25|
|React Miler 2||5||4||5||4||5||23/25|
|Air Zoom Structure 22||4||4||4||5||4||21/25|
|ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit||5||3||3||4||4||19/25|
As you can see, the highest scoring running shoe on our list is the React Miler 2. It’s high scores in comfort, grip, and breathability helping it to a healthy lead over the others. But there are a lot of excellent shoes on this list that may suit different people.
When it comes to fashion, we’ve gone with our own opinions on what makes a shoe look fashionable. Our belief is that you could wear the shoes on the street (not running) and they would still look cool. If you disagree, then you may want to disregard our rating system for fashion when choosing your own shoes. Now that we know how each shoe scores, let’s take a closer look at all five of them.
Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation #1: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36
Possibly the most beautiful looking running shoe on this list, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 is a great running shoe for overpronators, but also works well as a shoe for walking around town in. The mesh upper delivers excellent breathability, and stability is improved with a snug (yet still comfortable) heel collar.
The flywire open fibres in this shoe really help it to fit your foot perfectly and it has excellent grip and traction. We’ve scored it a 3/5 for comfort, but that does not mean it is uncomfortable, just that it isn’t quite as impressive as other shoes on this list. There isn’t quite as much cushioning, but this makes it an excellent all-rounder.
As with any Nike running shoe, it is quite an investment, but the shoe is so well made that it should last you a long time, making it excellent value for money. If you have mild to moderate overpronation then this could well be the perfect running shoe for you.
Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation #2: Nike React Infinity Flyknit 2 Women’s Running Shoe
The Nike React Infinity Flyknit 2 women’s running shoe is a really good product. They look great, with a really nice design and colour scheme, but they are also excellent for running. The shoes are very breathable, thanks to the Flywire technology in the upper, and they are incredibly comfortable due to the well designed foam cushioning.
You can see the similarities to high-comfort shoes such as Hoka One Ones, with the large amount of cushioning. This cushioning is excellent for overpronators, as it can mitigate the effects of your foot rolling inwards with each step.
The shoes are on the higher end of the market when it comes to affordability, which is why we’ve given them a relatively low value for money score, but that does not mean that they are a bad investment. They are going to last you a long time, and are great if you value comfort and a good running experience. They also look great.
Overall, these shoes are ideal for overpronators who want a comfortable running shoe that looks good when you go out in public.
Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation #3: Nike React Miler 2 Women’s Running Shoe
The Nike React Miler 2 is a superb running shoe for overpronators. This is the highest scoring running shoe on our list, and it truly deserves that rating. Not only does it look divine, but it also offers incredible grip and traction while running, has amazing breathability, and offers supreme comfort. It is amazing value for money, and should last you a long time, even if you run every day.
The shoes are highly durable, thanks to a full rubber sole that provides amazing traction. The rubber is also designed to tolerate a lot of abrasion, which increases durability further. This is very important for overpronators because they tend to wear down the rubber in their shoes due to their running technique.
These shoes are incredibly comfortable, perform superbly during a run, will last you a long time, and look incredible too. It is for these reasons that the Nike React Miler 2 is our highest scoring running shoe.
Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation #4: Nike Air Zoom Structure 22
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 is a really well made running shoe for over pronators. They are well priced, and highly durable. They are also one of the nicest running shoes on this list. The mesh upper allows for high breathability, and the shoes have superb traction and grip, very important if you overpronate.
The use of flywire cables helps to increase support and allows for greater stability as you run. The shoes are highly comfortable thanks to the cushioning, and the way that the shoe wraps around your foot. If you plan on running long distances and you overpronate then this could well be the right shoe for you.
Thanks to its high durability, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 is excellent value for money, even if you are paying a premium for the Nike name. These running shoes are great for long distance running, gym going, or even just regular walking. A superb pair of shoes.
Nike Running Shoes for Overpronation #5: Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit Running Shoes
Possibly the most comfortable running shoe on this list, the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit running shoe is amazingly well cushioned, but also allows for superb flexibility while you run. Something that many overpronators will appreciate during long runs.
Thanks to their huge, cushioned soles, you may expect the shoes to struggle with support, but actually it is one of their best features. The heels have Flyknit embedded in them, which really helps to improve support and stability. Whether the shoes look good or not really comes down to your personal preference. Some people love the massively cushioned look, while others find it unpleasant. Whatever your thoughts though, you will absolutely love how comfortable they are, and how breathable.
The only downsides to the shoe are the value for money (they are on the high end of the scale for Nike shoes) and the traction, which could be more specific to overpronation. But these are minor complaints, and anyone who runs long distances will discover just how good these shoes are.
Any of the Nike shoes that are on this list are going to allow you to enjoy your run and perform well. It really comes down to your personal taste and goals. The Nike React Miler 2 is our favourite, and is amazing for long distance runners, but choose the shoe that suits your needs the best.
Remember that there are many other ways to deal with overpronation. Improving your running technique, improving the flexibility and strength of your muscles, and learning how to manage your training volume can also make a big difference to your performance.