10 Cute and Functional Workout Shoe Options For Better Arch Support

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When it comes to choosing workout or running shoes, protecting your feet from injury is just as, if not more, important than whether or not they look fashionable. If you suffer from arch issues or are prone to plantar fasciitis, you're in luck, because there are plenty of options out there for you. You should also keep in mind that many shoes can be transformed by simply adding in a separate supportive insole such as those from Spenco or Superfeet. In the meantime, here are 10 shoes that come recommended for those needing extra arch support and protection.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17

Featuring smart DNA BioMoGo cushioning, The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 ($90) is a great option for runners with flat feet.

ASICS Gel-Nimbus 19

ASICS Gel-Nimbus 19

If you're prone to plantar fasciitis, the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 19 ($120), featuring gel cushioning for shock absorption, is a great option.

Saucony Guide 10

Saucony Guide 10

The Saucony Guide 10 ($84, originally $120) is another great shoe for those who overpronate, and it comes in a variety of fun color combinations to boot.

Brooks Ghost 10

Brooks Ghost 10

The Brooks Ghost 10 ($120) is another fan favorite for preventing plantar fasciitis.

New Balance 1260 V7

New Balance 1260 V7

The New Balance 1260 V7 ($150; originally $160) is excellent for arch support with its FuelCell midsole for shock absorption.

Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2

Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2

The Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2 ($110) also provides optimal arch support for overpronators.

Saucony Echelon 5

Saucony Echelon 5

The Saucony Echelon 5 ($80; originally $130) is another often-recommended shoe offering extra stability.

New Balance Vazee Prism V2

New Balance Vazee Prism V2

The New Balance Vazee Prism V2 ($90; originally $100) comes with a removable foam insole for added support.

ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

The FlyteFoam technology in the ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 ($155; originally $160) is made for shock absorption and arch support.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

If you're in search of a good trainer that won't make you sacrifice speed for comfort, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 ($110) is the shoe for you.