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What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Also a podiatrist may be able to make orthotics that replace the insole of the running shoe and give optimal support. I just learned at a trip to the shoe store that most athletic shoes have removable insole for this reason.
Jun 22, 2015

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