My Feet Supinate! What Hiking Boots Are Good to Prevent Supination?

QUESTION:

Dear Hiking Lady,

I’m taking a trip to Alaska next month and would like to find some hiking boots/hiking shoes that will work for my upination style of walking. Would you recommend some brands/models?

Thanks!

-Audrey

ANSWER:

Thank you for reading HikingLady.com. You have a great question!

As you probably already know, supination is when your feet strike down on the outward side. This can lead to ankle sprains, callousing, foot pain, back pain, you name it! Not fun stuff to deal with.

I’d recommend that you look for a good combination of boots AND enhanced insoles.
Asolo Stynger GTX Women's Hiking Boots
A sturdy boot for hiking and light backpacking that I love are the Asolo Styngers (see my review of the Asolo Styngers). They are constructed of stiff materials, which helps prevent supination. If you want hiking boots for less intense hiking, then the New Balance 1569 are known to be excellent for supinators.

I’d also recommend that you try a pair of enhanced insoles. You may already have a pair that you like, so use those. Otherwise check out this article (The Best Insoles for Hikers).

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Happy trails!
Hiking Lady

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One comment

  1. Frank Foley says:

    I don’t want to prevent my supination. It is my natural gait. Pronation (rolling inwards) has caused me great pain over the years since the manufacturers have been hell bent on forcing people to roll inwards whether they want to or not. The outer tread and heel has worn first on all of my footwear since I could walk. Now, I need insoles as well as filing down the outer tread (on new shoes & boots) to avoid the pain. So, can you advise me of walking boots that will accommodate my supination. Thank you.

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