A flat foot is the most visible sign of over pronation, which means that the arch of the foot collapses during the impact on the ground and ankle twists inward. Flat feet are a particular concern for runners as during the running gait the arch is supposed to support maximum of the body weight. Special footwear with specific technologies has been made to help runners with flat feet to run in comfort and safety.

 Stability, support and motion control are required for comfort of shoes. Support is what a flat foot runner needs. Stability is an industry standard term that categorizes running shoes aimed at helping over pronation.  Motion Control is Stability Shoes for the most severe over pronators. Here are the best trail running shoes for flat feet.

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1. Nike Men’s Wild Trail


The Nike Wild Men’s Trail Running Shoes are suitable for men with flat feet. They are constructed with a highly breathable mesh upper with a padded ankle opening for a comfortable fit. These trail trainers sport a thick moulded outsole with a Waffle pattern grip for optimum stability.  These shoes feature a lightweight and breathable sandwich mesh in the toe box.

The partial inner sleeve wraps the forefoot to reduce irritation and provide a plush feel Nike’s wild trail shoes are ideal for unpredictable courses as the rounded outsole encourages a natural motion. The rugged outsole traction pattern grips dirt, mud and grass surfaces. Midfoot webbing system extends from the midsole and combines with the lacing system for a supportive fit.

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2. ASICS Men’s GEL-Venture 4

ASICS Men's GEL-Venture 4 Running Shoe

Men’s GEL-Venture 4 Running Shoe from Asics is neutral shoes suitable for men with flat feet. The tightly woven dark mesh in the upper is durable and breathable to keep the feet protected while running on uneven surfaces. The rear foot cushioning system delivers impact protection.

The Men’s venture 4 features a removable sock liner that allows removing and replacing with custom orthotics. The comfortable heel measures approximately 1.25″ and the platform measures approximately 0.75″. The shoe is constructed with imported synthetic leather. Width of the shoe is determined by the style number found on the tongue of the shoe.

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3. Merrell Men’s Bare Access 3

Merrell Men's Bare Access 3 Running Shoe

 Merrell Men’s Bare Access 3 Running Shoe is built for barefoot runners wanting better impact protection. This trail running shoe offers full foot contact and a natural stride even to runners with flat feet. This 0(zero) mm drop running shoe gives a comfortable, connected ride over rugged trail terrain. The specific midsole provide immediate feedback for quick response, agility and stability.

There are reflective details on the upper part for increased visibility in low light. The breathable mesh lining is treated with a unique odour control.   Customers have found these shoes to be fantastic for problematic feet. They can be washed easily with any delicate detergents

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4. Adidas Men’s Vigor 4

Adidas Men's Vigor 4 Trail Shoes

This Adidas running shoe has a special Adiprene cushioning for comfort and a Traxion outsole for maximum grip on trails.  This shoe is built for performance, comfort and style. These Athletic running shoes are built for performance for those who want to hit the trails any time.  These men’s vigour 4 shoes are made of breathable mesh upper with synthetic over and underlay for lightweight support.

It has a lace up closure with heel pull loop for easy put on and east takes off. The removable contoured insole provides great underfoot cushioning. The special outsole provides durability in high-wear areas and has an easy mud release surface.

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5. New Balance Men’s MT810v3


The 810v3 is an all-terrain very lightweight running shoe with an aggressive tread for maximum traction. One can experience flex on tricky terrain with the full-length Crash Pad. The lightweight midsole add responsive cushioning, which helps to protect the feet without sacrificing the feel for the trail.

The MT810v3 breathes well with a synthetic/mesh upper and fits on the   foot like a glove for maximum protection and performance. Heel to toe differential drop provides more natural running motion to the feet.  The deep lugged outsole helps to grip the ground with strong traction.  The upper is made of synthetic mesh that is breathable and supportive. It helps to keep the feet cool and comfortable at all times.

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6. Saucony Men’s Excursion TR8

Saucony Men's Excursion TR8 Trail Running Shoe

Saucony Men’s Excursion TR8 Trail Running Shoe is a life style shoe that provides the fit feel and look of a trail shoe.   It has all the latest technical features and details and is available at an affordable price. The rugged outsole keeps the movement in control with excellent traction.

It has a lace up front with padded tongue and collar along with textile lining with cushioned insole which offers perfect support and comfort to the feet. The heel grid system of Excursion TR 8 provides stabilization and the special midsole provide better shock absorption. It is an excellent pair of Trail running shoes for flat feet persons to explore the outdoors with ease.

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