People who are looking for cross training shoes with arch support tend to have flat feet. Although I have written about the best cross trainers for flat feet, I feel that article isn’t as comprehensive as I like to be. So, I am supplanting that with this article on what are the best men and women cross training shoes with arch support.
Ryka cross trainers with arch support
Ryka has been one of my favorite brands when it comes to cross training. It is no surprise that I consider this Dynamic model as one of the best women cross trainers for arch support.
Like all Ryka shoes, it is comfortable and super light. For the latter, it is as if your feet is not wearing any shoes at all. If you have not try Ryka shoes before, this aspect might surprise you a bit for first time wearers.
Of course, the most important thing is its solid arch support. If you are using them for classes such as Zumba or Jazzercise, the shoes can also provide you with the strong lateral support that is required for these dance workouts.
However, you will need to order half a size up as this shoe is not true sizing. Most of the reviewers commended that the actual sizing is too tight, especially for the toes. So, to enure that you get the most fitting size, order a half size up.
Saucony cross trainers with arch support
Another great choice for women cross trainers with arch support is Saucony’s Grid v2. It is a model that I have already recommended in my previous article on flat feet cross trainers as well as my round up of the best cross training shoes for boot camp.
It is really a great choice for flat foot folks as it has high arch support as evident by its mid sole design. Its ankle support is equally good and that makes this shoe ideally for high impact workout such as jazzercise.
For women with wide feet, you will be happy to hear that its forefoot area has lots of space for your toes to move. This is great for people with bunion pain.
The only thing lacking is the cushioning. The padding isn’t as much as other models such as the Asics gel but it can definitely protect your feet from impact. In terms of weight, it is not as light as a Ryka but is better than other brands.
In summary, the Saucony Grid V2 is a great pair of cross training shoes for people who need arch support, wider forefoot and strong lateral support. It might not be the most cushioned or light weighted but that shouldn’t take anything away from its great overall design.
Asics cross trainers with arch support
The Asics GEL-160 cross training shoe has lots of arch support and is one of the best choices for men with flat feet problem. The high support is pretty obvious from the shoe design itself as you can see the clear support in the middle of the shoe.
Since this is Asics GEL model, it comes with a cushioned heel that provide a nice, bouncey feel to your feet movement. For cross training workouts such as cardio kickboxing, this additional heel cushioning will make you feel the difference when it comes to your feet pounding the floor.
However, there is some comments regarding the narrowness of the wide model. In particular, some felt that the previous 150 model has a wider forefoot compared to this latest version. If you have very wide feet, you will need to test this shoe out to see if it can accommodate that.
Overall, it is a comfortable to own with solid support for your arch. It is priced very reasonably and as such, becomes one of my strong recommendation for a value buy for a men cross training shoe.
Reebok men cross trainers with arch support
Fans of Reebok can consider this Infrastructure Cross Training model if you need a shoe with solid arch support. Its affordable price of under USD70 makes this one of the most value for money cross trainers that have excellent arch support as well as being a generally comfortable shoe to wear.
Its side to side movement support is also fairly excellent. The same goes for front to back movement. If you are doing high impact workouts, then these qualities will make this shoe a worthy choice for your consideration.
One thing to note is that you probably need to untie the shoelace at the top so that your feet can slide under your shoe. You can then tighten the lace. This will give you a much fit than if you try to force your feet into the shoe without doing the shoelace.
The only flip side is the limited design choices that are available for this shoe. There are 2 white color models and 1 black model. None of them look too stylish according in my view but they are workhorse shoes. They perform well but lack the looks.
If you need shoes with arch support, then all of the picks here provide that in spades. Depending on what you need, you wouldn’t go wrong picking any of these.