In today’s post, we’re going to be reviewing 10 of the best running shoes for narrow feet for women and men.
I know how frustrating it is to get a running shoe only to find your feet are literally swimming inside.
So, if you have narrow feet, these shoes are going to be the options that you want to check out.
Let’s dive right in…
4 best shoes for narrow feet
|12mm Drop||10mm Drop|
|Very soft Air Mesh||HypoKnit upper|
|DNA Loft midsole||Fresh Foam X midsole|
|Carbon rubber||Durable carbon rubber|
|8mm Drop||10mm Drop|
Dialed-in mesh upper
|PWRRUN+ midsole||Luxurious FlyteFoam midsole|
|Crystal rubber outsole||AHAR rubber outsole|
In a hurry? The best running shoes for narrow feet are:
- Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 – Best Brooks for narrow feet
- Adidas UltraBoost 20 – Best Adidas for narrow feet
- New Balance 880v10
- Saucony Triumph 17
- Asics Gel Kayano 27
- Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit
- Skechers GoMeb Speed 6 Hyper
- New Balance 860V10
10 Best Running Shoes for Narrow Feet
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20
The Adrenaline is one of the most popular stability options on the market and one of the best running shoes for narrow flat feet.
For those who like to get straight to the point, the Adrenaline GTS 20 is a very subtle update to the Adrenaline GTS 19.
The main update to this shoe is the upper. Brooks pretty much decided to make this shoe look a little bit less old ladylike and give it a more modern look.
Brooks definitely has some of the best step-in comfort out of the box and I believe their shoes always win at the fitting station.
The fit of the Adrenaline GTS 20 is just smooth with no hot spots and no rubbing. It’s has a padded heel, a padded tongue, smooth padding around the ankles, and just a really nice fit.
So, people always ask which of the two is better the Brooks Ghost over the Brooks Adrenaline. The answer is they’re almost the same shoe besides the use of the GuideRail stability technology which the Adrenaline has.
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GuideRails is the support system that helps combat some overpronation that some may experience while running.
Given that I’m able to wear this shoe with no problems ensures that this is not as invasive as some other stability options out there.
Your feet will feel supported without feeling the stability. If anything, a typical and neutral runner could use this shoe for longer runs when their running form and foot strike starts to break down a bit.
And since the GuideRails are on both sides, they really don’t do much until you start to over-rotate inward or outward.
So they’re kind of just there when you need them, otherwise they don’t really affect you.
The midsole cushioning feels about the same. Brooks made some tweaks to the cushioning, but it is still good, though.
It’s soft, cushioned, and comfortable and the shoe has that traditional daily trainer feel.
The midsole features Brooks softer DNA Loft on the heel and their normal DNA foam from the midfoot to the forefoot.
The Adrenaline is definitely a more built-up shoe, but I would not call the Adrenaline nimble, though.
If your goal is to go fast, then you might be better off with something like the Brooks Ravenna. The Ravenna is a bit lower to the ground whereas the Adrenaline is more of a cushy feel and less responsive.
The outsole is just a copy and paste from last year’s model. The outsole has a lot of rubber and it does well on road, dirt, crushed granite, just the basic stuff.
You’ve got more protection and more rubber, but you get some added weight with that. And with a successful shoe like this, it’s probably better to keep it the way it is.
I think the Brooks Adrenaline 20 is one of the best stability shoes and one of the safest options out there. It feels good, provides support, and it’s dependable.
New Balance 880v10
The New Balance 880s are neutral shoes and they’re great if you’re looking for some New Balance narrow running shoes.
And for those who might not know, New Balance has this numbering system to their shoes where the last two digits of the model number denotes what kind of running shoe it is. So the ’80’ in this shoe denotes that this is a neutral shoe.
As for the weight, it comes in at 8.9 oz. for a women’s size 8 and 10.7 for a men’s 9.5, definitely not your lightweight shoe.
The shoe has a 10-millimeter drop. FYI, shoes with a higher drop generally support forefoot striking and have more cushion whereas shoes with a lower drop support more of a midfoot to forefoot strike and generally have less cushioning.
We have that brand-new Fresh Foam X technology. Previous iterations of the Fresh Foam X technology used more of the honeycomb designs on the outer portion of the midsole.
With the 880v10, New Balance is using Voronoi patterns found in nature like in giraffe’s fur or a dragonfly’s wings. But what that means for us runners is that this is going to be cushioned and responsive yet still light and durable.
The outsole is made out of blown rubber, which is air injected rubber that’s lighter and more flexible than regular rubber.
Also on the outsole, we have these hex patterns. The larger hex patterns mean that this is where we generally experience more pressure when we run and the smaller patterns are where we experience less pressure when we run.
Moving to the upper, we have to talk about this heel counter first. The heel counter on the 880v10 can actually knock somebody out.
Your heel is going to be nice and snug with this heel counter in addition to the nice plush heel collar that has plenty of cushion.
The tongue actually has a lot of cushion and the laces feel pretty solid, as well. I’d say there’s even a little bit of cushion on the laces. Cushion everywhere on the 880.
The front of the upper has the Hypo knit mesh. Supposedly, the Hypo knit mesh upper was engineered to provide different areas of flexibility and stretch and comfort.
It has a very solid construction and the shoe definitely feels like it is a high-quality shoe that’s built to last.
When you first put the shoe on, you’ll immediately feel all that cushion all around the entire shoe especially in the heel area.
At the midfoot, the laces cinch down really nicely and just give you a good solid feel. It’s not too tight and not too constricting.
The New Balance 880v10 is a dependable everyday running shoe that I think will last you a very long time. This is not for those who want a shoe that’s super light or for speed days.
This is for someone who wants a lot of heel protection, for someone who wants a lot of cushion in the shoe, for someone who wants to save a lot of money if you want to just buy one running shoe.
I’d also say that this is a great shoe for light travel. If you were to go on a two-week backpacking trip to Europe and were to just bring one shoe, I would bring this shoe.
It looks great and your heel is going to be sitting nice and comfortable back there. It’s perfect for all-day walking around the city.
New Balance 860V10
The New Balance 860v10 is actually a stability shoe that has a 10-millimeter offset. New Balance is letting us know that a size 9 comes in at 11.5 oz, which is a little on the heavy side.
But keep in mind this is a stability shoe and that’s sort of just the way the cookie crumbles when it comes to stability.
New Balance opts for their TruFuse material as far as the cushioning setup is concerned. On the lateral side, there’s TruFuse foam going the entire length.
And as we wrap around to the medial side, instead of that marbleized dual dense TrueFuse that we saw on version 9, the designers of this shoe wanted it to look a little bit sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. So, it’s not marbleized anymore and it just has some lines going in a different direction.
The first thing you’ll notice is its two materials as opposed to version 9. There’s a nice engineered mesh on the front and then on the medial side and you’ll even see a little bit of a different pattern there.
On the back, you got this sort of new nylon neoprene feeling 3D molded heel counter which is really cool. It gives the shoe a really premium fit and it’s got modular pads inside.
We first saw this with New Balance 1080 and now on the 860.
Moving from the toe box all the way up to the tongue, you’ll notice some nice perforations in the toe box to allow for your foot to breathe.
All these eyelets are reinforced so you’re not going to have any tears there. The tongue is not a gusseted tongue but it does have this 860 logo at the very top which you’re going to put your laces through to make sure there’s no play back and forth.
The ankle collar looks fast, looks streamlined, and it doesn’t look bulky on the foot.
The removable insole is sort of like that Revlite EVA foam for nice step-in feel before you’re on top of the New Balance’s TruFuse foam.
The New Balance Vongo uses sort of this soft versus hard rubber, but for the 860, it’s just going to be a really nice durable blown rubber that’s really thick.
They want this shoe to go 500 miles with this nice heavy-duty rubber on the bottom, which probably adds to a little bit of the weight of this shoe.
In conclusion, if you mildly overpronate and you’ve been running in the Brooks Adrenaline, the Asics Kayano, or the Asics GT 2000, the New Balance 860v10 is going to be a great option for you.
This is one of the best-looking stability shoes from a design standpoint that I have ever seen. I think it’s even better than any Nike Zoom Structure.
Adidas UltraBoost 20
First of all, the Adidas UltraBoos 20 and the Saucony Triumph below are two of these amazing max cushion running shoes.
This is the newest update of what may have been the most transcending shoe of the past decade.
The Adidas UltraBoost 20 is the update to what was a major redesign in last year’s UltraBoost 19. Adidas is pushing this shoe to be more of a performance shoe, but as we all know, the UltraBoost has been seen more as a lifestyle shoe.
However, that doesn’t matter because this is a running performance review.
The upper maintains a similar style of last year’s shoe. You have a one-piece PrimeKnit upper that provides that sock-like fit that many shoes are going for nowadays.
We noticed that last year’s knit provided a good snug lockdown, and after wearing this new model, the lockdown is even better.
The knit itself still has a decent stretch and the upper is reinforced with the use of the all-new Tailored Fiber placements stitched on the sides of the shoe.
We’ve seen this on the shoes like the Adidas SolarBoost and we think it actually does more for this shoe as far as creating structure than what it does for the SolarBoost.
On the heel, you have a 3D Heel Frame which like last year’s shoe, does a pretty good job at making this shoe stable enough for actual running.
The frame itself allows for the Achilles to move naturally in irritation-free while still locking down the shoe during your stride.
The other update is the cage. We liked last year’s updated cage. It was one of those things that we didn’t really notice but in a good way.
The modified cage on the UltraBoost 20 continues that trend. It’s also just a tad softer against the foot but nothing dramatically different.
It gives the midfoot some stability but not a whole lot. But given the upper is mostly just knit, it gets the job done.
We have the famous Boost foam. Last year’s UltraBoost added more Boost, which seemed to work well as far as the overall feel. In the UltraBoost 20, Adidas kept the set up the same and the shoe is just as comfortable as ever.
As far as comfort itself, it is still one of the most comfortable shoes out. As far as running, it provides a good amount of cushioning and bounce back.
The overall ride of the shoe is smooth for the most part, but it can feel a bit clunky once you start picking up the pace. This makes the shoe better for modest paces, nothing too fast or up-tempo.
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Down below, you have the Stretch Web Continental rubber outsole. The outsole on the UltraBoost 20 is definitely more beefed up compared to the UltraBoost shoes from a few years back.
Traction on roads and dirt is excellent and the flexibility isn’t too bad, either.
The Stretch Web design allows for a bit more of a natural movement, which can’t be good if you like that natural feel or bad if you prefer a more stable ride.
Either way, durability should not be a problem because there’s a lot of rubber.
Years ago, it was the Boost foam that was an absolute game-changer. Going into 2020, a lot of brands have caught up and some may even say surpassed what Boots has done.
We think the UltraBoost 20 is a good shoe. It’s maybe not our first choice out of all the dedicated running shoes out there, but it definitely has a dual purpose of being a shoe that you can run in while still having an interesting aesthetic.
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Saucony Triumph 17
The Triumph is Saucony’s max-cushioned long-distance cruiser and the Triumph 17 is a complete rework.
It gets a brand-new plusher more comfortable upper, a lighter bouncier midsole made from their new compound called PWRUN+, and also a new outsole layout made from blown and crystal rubber
The Triumph 17 is a whopping 28% lighter than its predecessor the Triumph ISO 5 and lighter than other max-cushion shoes like the UltraBoost 20 and the Brooks Glycerin 19.
The plush tongue and heel collar are generously filled with foam, which means the upper runs on the warm side a little bit.
The heel collar lining is super smooth and rounded at the back and the lacing system does a great job at stopping your heel from slipping out.
The tongue is not sleeved, but there are bands attaching the tongue to the sides of the shoe for a zero lateral tongue slide. I found the tongue to slide down slightly on runs, but it doesn’t cause any discomfort.
There are fused on overlays on the midfoot to provide some structure and visual depth. These overlays are a million times more comfortable than the plastic cages of yesteryear.
There are no hot spots or irritating seams and the Triumph 17 padded upper fits like a glove.
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The one single word that defines the Triumph 17’s midsole is bouncy. The midsole can go toe-to-toe with the industry super foam leaders like Nike Zoom X and Reeboks Float Ride.
It weighs slightly more than Zoom X and Float Ride, but it feels like a more solid and durable cushioning system.
It’s not often that a product does exactly as advertised, but the hype is real.
Saucony’s PWRUN+ midsole is springy and responsive. This new midsole looks more similar to Adidas Boost. The TPU pellets are larger and shinier than they used to be when it was called EVERUN.
The Triumph 17 is a shoe designed for long easy or recovery runs and that’s what it does best. Runs over 12 miles at lower speeds is where the shoe shines the most.
Transitions are super smooth due to the one-piece midsole.
PWRUN+ is made from expanded polyurethane, which means that it’s temperature-resistant. It won’t firm up in cold temperatures neither will it get mushy in warm temperatures.
The soft midsole makes the Triumph 17 very flexible. It flexes in the middle of the shoe at the arch section where there is no outsole.
This highly flexible midsole makes Triumph 17 more suited to slow runs than fast ones where a snappy midsole is needed.
This shoe has a thick insole as well as an additional thin TPU layer underneath the insole. Saucony doesn’t specify if it’s made from EVERUN or PWRUN+, but it was in the Triumph ISO 5, so it’s probably EVERUN.
This insole and TPU top sole combine to give a plush experience that comes second to none.
The outsole is supremely durable. Crystal rubber is one of the industry’s most durable and the blown carbon rubber used in the heel and the toe is also super durable.
There is an area under the arch which is not covered by rubber to save weight. This means the outsole is not full contact.
It is flat, though and it distributes wear evenly. Flat outsoles also result in a smoother ride. Crystal rubber doesn’t usually grip well on wet surfaces, but on the Triumph 17, you get blown rubber to help with that issue.
Blown rubber is also softer than crystal rubber. So the addition of it makes the overall ride softer.
A shoe like the Triumph 17 only comes around once a lifetime. It’s everything lots of runners have ever wanted in a long-distance cruiser.
It has a plush comfortable upper, a soft responsive midsole that doesn’t feel like a brick, and a durable outsole to last for years.
Last but not least, the Saucony Triumph is one of the best walking shoes for narrow feet.
Asics Gel Kayano 27
The Kayano is one of the most iconic shoes that there has ever been. It’s crazy to think but the first model of the Gel Kayano was way back in 1993 and iterations have just kept coming through with small updates every year.
So the new Gel Kayano 27 is a support and stability shoe. Asics calls that sort of technology the DuoMax technology.
Basically, what that means is that the inside of the shoe has got a stiffer firmer foam to the outside of the shoe, which is going to neutralize that overpronation to some extent.
Again, if you’re an overpronator, it’s going to really help neutralize your gait when running giving you much more support and really keep you injury-free.
As well as the DuoMax technology to help overpronation, you’ve also got what Asics call their Space Trusstic Support under the arch area.
Basically, it’s just this piece of plastic that diagonally goes across the shoe, which is just going to give you a nice bit of added support in your midsole.
Asics have incorporated the same FlyteFoam technology that we saw in the Gel Kayano 26. This is a fantastic foam that gives you really supreme cushioning when running as well as giving you some really good energy return.
Of course, the Kayano 27 features the GEL cushioning technology in the heel as it always has done.
This shoe features a rather thick soft EVA footbed, which is going to give you really increased cushioning on the run. If you want to change that with your own custom footbed, that is obviously really easy to do so, too.
So the FlyteFoam, the GEL, and the footbed are going to work together and give you a really cushioned ride.
This also makes the Kayano 27 a really good all-rounder shoe that’s going to be good for your day-to-day training runs as well as your long-distance runs with a few kind of shorter sprintier runs.
Men’s vs. Women’s Foot Biomechanics
Interestingly in the 27, we actually see that there’s some specific differences for the male and female designs.
The men’s shoe comes with a Trusstic system that gives you support more along the inside of the arch while the women’s Trusstic system actually gives you support over the rolling front of the action of your stride.
The female model also incorporates 3 millimeters of extra foam on the outsole there. As well as that also, the midsole on the female shoe is ever so slightly softer. Asics say this will improve both female and male running stability and that’s due to our biomechanics.
We also see a new mesh upper to the Kayano 27 which is slightly more breathable than the previous 26.
In both the male and female shoes, the outsole is actually softer giving you a more natural roll through your whole gait cycle. This should be a benefit for both males and females also.
With all these comfort features, the Kayano 27 is going to make for a really comfortable stability shoe for medium to long-distance runs.
It’s also worth noting that in the Gel Kayano 27, as well as a lot of other Asics shoes, that the heel hold and cushioning is really nice and plush.
This is going to give you that all-day comfort that you’d need for those longer runs that this shoe is ideal for.
So to wrap it up, if you’re after a super comfortable medium to long-distance supportive running shoe that accommodates your narrow feet nicely, then this workhorse could really be the one for you.
Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit
The previous Zoom Fly used Nike’s typical Fly mesh upper that worked well in most cases. It was a bit thin but light.
In this iteration, they gave the shoe the Flyknit treatment, which to some people is a bit less of a performance material and more of a fashion statement.
As far as the Zoom Fly Flyknit, I think it works in this shoe performance-wise. The Flyknit is breathable and has a very seamless fit.
The overall shoe is on the narrow side, which is good news for your guys with narrow feet.
The midfoot wrap, the narrow toe box, the narrow heel cup, and the seamless fit are all going to give you the running experience you haven’t had in a long time.
The rest of the upper is fairly simple with no FlyWires this time, but it doesn’t seem to make a noticeable difference.
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The midsole is where the shoe makes the biggest changes. Gone is the Lunarlon foam from the previous iteration.
This Flyknit version uses Nike’s React cushioning systems. As far as how it feels, it’s a bit softer, it’s a bit more bouncy, but it actually weighs a bit more. However, it really doesn’t feel like it.
The nylon plate from the previous version was pretty good in my opinion as far as adding some responsiveness and kind of pushing you forward.
I guess Nike went ahead and decided to give the Zoom Fly Flyknit some love by giving it the full carbon plate experience.
Does it make a difference? It does.
The Zoom Fly Flyknit just has a better overall feel, comfort, and performance-wise. Combined with the React cushioning, it’s a pretty good combination.
The outsole is basically the same as before. There’s a lot of rubber in the midfoot/forefoot area and some of the outer area of the heel while the middle of the shoe is still exposed. I think this should be fine for most runners.
The flexibility of the shoe is pretty stiff, but I believe the carbon plate kind of makes it so you do not realize it as much while running.
When people compare the previous Zoom Fly to the Vapor Fly, it was a clear winner that the Vapor Fly was a better overall shoe.
Given that both were kind of made for racing, the Zoom Fly became many people’s training shoe. Now I won’t go as far as saying that this new iteration is better than the Vapor Fly, but I will say that the gap has closed and it’s much cheaper.
The Zoom Fly Flyknit seems to be a great option for those who loved the first version or want a fast day race-day type shoe.
Adidas Adizero Boston 8
This shoe is an absolute classic. It’s a fast-twitch long-distance training or racing shoe.
The very first thing you’re going to notice when you put this shoe on for the first time is how locked in your heels are, which wasn’t the case with the Bostons 6 and 7.
Much like all of Adidas performance shoes, this is a 10-millimeter heel-to-toe drop which is a 29mm stack height in the heel and a 19mm stack height in the forefoot.
Like all good Adidas performance shoes, the Boston 8 has a continental rubber outsole that sticks to absolutely everything whether it’s road, track, light trail …
The Boston has a lightweight engineered mesh upper. One thing I really like about this upper is it’s perfectly formed without any inserts. This is a seriously quality upper that Adidas has put on this Boston.
The Boston is really lightweight. It has just the perfect amount of cushion for everything up to a half marathon. And if you train in it, this shoe is absolutely stellar for the marathon distance.
A lot of shoes that are intended for long-distance racing have that big stack height and a lot of cushioning, but Adidas still want to keep tried-and-true with that low-profile cushioning.
The Boston 8 has got a lot of ground feel to it and you really know where your foot is landing. You can really be in tune with the ground and just the running experience as a whole.
As I mentioned, Adizero does reference the performance line within Adidas running. The Adidas Adios 4 is your short distance maybe track racing shoe.
But the Boston really fits a wide variety of runners, everybody from the track runner, 5k runner all the way up to the marathon.
You can run a tempo in the Boston, you can run a long slow easy distance in it. It absolutely does everything.
I think that if you’re going to have only one or two shoes, this is a really good shoe for your primary shoe that you’re going to lace up and take out the door.
If your feet and knees are starting to get beat up, the Boston does not offer that extra cushion you might need. Some runners can’t just take a shoe like this on a really long distance.
In terms of fit, the Boston 8 is going to fit everybody with a narrow foot all the way to kind of a mid-width foot.
One thing Adidas has done from the Boston 7 into the Boston 8 is they’ve closed up the open mesh. Still, it’s really comfortable and it actually contributes to a slightly more refined fit.
The biggest difference between this shoe and the 7 is they’ve raised up the heel collar and they tightened it up a bit.
The Boston 8 looks killer, fits like a glove, and it’s got just the perfect amount of cushion and ground feel.
New Balance FuelCell 1260v7
New Balance has designed a running shoe for the overpronator and it’s not sacrificing any kind of styles.
It’s going to give you the proper amount of support and extra cushioning you’re going to need out there on the road.
With an 8-millimeter heel-to-toe offset, the 1260v7 is a premium daily trainer that offers plush cushioning for moderate to severe overpronators.
With a completely revamped construction, this shoe should offer a more responsive ride than its previous version while still providing maximum support.
Moving on to the midsole, you have the full-length ABZORB midsole that goes around the entire shoe. It really gives you a lot of cushion from your heel all the way to your toe-off.
Then there’s the nitrogen-infused FuelCell lateral piece that gives you that responsive ride and shock absorption from your heel all the way to your mid-stance in your shoe.
So you get a lot of shock absorption and a lot of cushioning. It is a great stable running shoe for you.
A redesigned outsole helps give the v7 a smoother transition without sacrificing durability or traction.
We have the full-length engineered mesh upper which is really nice and breathable. Combined with the asymmetrical heel counter, the shoe really locks in your heel nice and tight and it makes it so your heel is not slipping in and out of the shoe.
It’s got some extra padding up around the collar and around the Achilles area, which is going to help lock your foot inside the shoe.
Thanks to the new minimal seam upper design, unwanted hot spots and irritation should be limited for a more comfortable running experience.
You get a nice stable ride from the top of the shoe all the way to the bottom of the shoe.
Last but not least, the 1260v7 is one of the best running shoes for narrow feet and high arches.
Skechers GoMeb Speed 6 Hyper
The GoMeb Speed 6 is literally Skechers’ no-nonsense lightweight racing flat. It’s simple and to the point.
In the upper, you’ve got a translucent mesh that you may have seen in shoes like the Speed Trail Hyper or the Skechers Speed Elite.
As far as the concept, it is as simple as it comes, but it is very effective in holding your foot in place.
There’s some nylon mesh in the midfoot to add just a bit more structure on the midfoot. The heel has got an external heel counter. It’s sturdy and keeps the shoe stable enough to be effective when combined with the minimal upper.
It’s just enough to get the job done.
There’s almost no padding on the heel cup or anywhere else on the upper, but for the purpose of being a racer, it is comfortable.
The GoMeb Speed is very breathable and the only gripe is that the mesh does take a couple of runs to break in.
The toe box is about average, not too wide and not too narrow. It has the typical fit of a traditional racing flag.
The bread and butter of this shoe is the Hyper Burst midsole. Just in case this is the first time that you’ve heard of it, Hyper Burst is life.
As simple as the shoe is, the ride is fast and nimble and has that extra bounce that runners like.
It’s a very light material so you don’t get that bottom-heavy feeling that sometimes comes with shoes with light uppers.
When you put this Skechers on, you’re going to feel fast, snappy, quick, responsive, all those buzz words.
You’re not going to get a nice long run feeling of plushness and comfort in this shoe, though.
Shoes like the Skechers GoRun Ride 8 or the Max Road 4 also have Hyper Burst and a lot more of it. Those are built for comfort. On the other hand, the GoMeb Speed 6 is for speed.
But unless you’re one of those elite joggers who can really maintain that fast pace at extended distances, you might use this shoe from a road mile all the way to a half marathon.
Personally, I think this is an ideal 5k, 10k shoe, but everyone is different.
What actually surprised me is the inclusion of the GoodYear rubber throughout the outsole, which is a response to Adidas’ Continental rubber.
I can’t think of many shoes that are this light and still have that full coverage rubber. The grip on these shoes will not fail you.
It’s always reassuring to feel at ease knowing there’s something protecting this shoe and your feet from the pavement.
Is there a carbon plate inside?
The answer is yes and no.
There is a plate, but it is not like the carbon plate that you see in the Vapor Fly, the Carbon X, or the Skechers Speed Elite.
This is a Pebax plate sandwiched right between the midsole, which helps keep the shoe fast and stable at faster speeds.
Yes, it makes the shoe faster, but you’re not going to get that crazy spring forward feeling that you get in other shoes like the Vapor Fly or the Speed Elite.
So, the Skechers GoMeb Speed 6 is exactly what it looks like, a no-nonsense nice fast minimal racing flat. It’s maybe for a road mile and maybe for a full marathon if you’re one of those people.
One last thing, the GoMeb Speed fits a half size down from normal running shoe size, which means it’s narrow and that’s good news for folks with narrow feet and narrow heels.
So there you have it. These were some of the best running shoes for narrow feet if you really want to enjoy running once again.
Last but not least, make sure you lace your running shoes appropriately to get the best heel hold and midfoot lockdown.