If you have flat feet, finding comfortable sneakers with proper support can be difficult. Luckily, FN is here to help make the process easier. We did the research and rounded up some of the best options for men. When narrowing down our picks, we looked for styles with ample stability and comfort features like wide toe boxes and shock-absorbing cushioning for a more an effortless stride as you walk or run. Our curated selection includes looks from popular brands like Nike, New Balance and Asics for performance you can trust.
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1. Nike Air Monarch IV
This chunky, colorblock style from the Swoosh feature a durable leather upper and wide toe box. Form the inside, it comes with soft-yet-firm foam Phylon midsole and full-length Air-Sole unit for optimal plushness and rebound.
Pros: A multi-pattern rubber outsole offers top-level traction on various surfaces. Specially engineered grooves promote flexibility. A mesh tongue and perforations throughout the shoe enhance breathability. These come in five colors and wide and extra-wide width sizes.
Cons: They may get squeaky when wet.
2. New Balance Mx623v3 Training Shoe
ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot of these New Balance sneakers effectively absorbs shock while QUIX technology offer support during side-to-side movements.
Pros: An EVA foam footbed and foam midsole deliver flexible cushioning. An internal shank adds stability. These come in over 10 different colorways in a leather or suede finish. They’re available in wide and extra-wide sizes.
Cons: These tend to run slightly small in the toe box.
3. Asics Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoe
Asics’ Gel-Kayano 26 includes a breathable jacquard mesh upper and a DUOMAX midsole for controlling overpronation.
Pros: Rear-foot and forefoot gel cushioning attenuate shock during impact. Flytefoam Lyte technology provides super lightweight cushioning. A high-abrasion rubber outsole enhances durability. These come in a wide range of colorways to choose from.
Cons: They may run small.