10 Best Running Shoes For Beginners With Flat Feet

Updated on: February 2021

Best Running Shoes For Beginners With Flat Feet in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 running Shoe, Black/White/Mint, 9 Wide

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 running Shoe, Black/White/Mint, 9 Wide
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5M, Black/Classic RED

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5M, Black/Classic RED
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Plus 3 Midsole Technology - 3mm of additional height on women's models helps relieve achilles tension.

ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, 6M, Carbon/MID Grey

ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, 6M, Carbon/MID Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 4 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Colombia Sea/Aqua Splash, 8 W US

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 4 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Colombia Sea/Aqua Splash, 8 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic
  • ComforDry Sockliner: Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment

Saucony Men's Versafoam Flame Running Shoe, tan, 9.5

Saucony Men's Versafoam Flame Running Shoe, tan, 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • VersaFoam technology
  • React2U+ comfort insole

Xero Shoes Z-Trek Minimalist Sandal - Barefoot Hiking, Trail, Running Sport Sandals - Men's

Xero Shoes Z-Trek Minimalist Sandal - Barefoot Hiking, Trail, Running Sport Sandals - Men's
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • All the fun, freedom, and benefits of being barefoot, but with the protection and comfort you want in a sport sandal. Xero Shoes come with our 5,000 mile warranty.
  • Perfect if you hike, walk, run, jog, work out, Crossfit, yoga, raft, stand up paddle board, kayak, canoe, fly fish, even run ultra-marathons.
  • Up to 70% lighter than other sport sandals. Only 5.5mm thick, it's perfect for travel. Flexible enough to roll up and fit in your pack or pocket. Durable enough for wherever the Z-Trek takes you.
  • Zero-drop non-elevated heel for natural posture. 5.5mm non-marking FeelTrue sole. Water resistant. Fast-drying. Great grip and traction. Z-style webbing holds securely, yet slides on and off in seconds.
  • NOTE: For the best chance of a correct fit, please measure your foot: 1) Place a piece of paper on the floor, against a wall; 2) Step on the paper, your heel against the wall; 3) Mark the paper in line with your longest toe; 4) Measure that length with a ruler; 5) Compare that length to the sizing chart (link, above). To REALLY ensure a correct fit, get printable templates of the exact sizes by contacting the Seller.

Reebok Men's Lifter PR Weightlifting and Gym Shoes, White/Black, 8.5 M US

Reebok Men's Lifter PR Weightlifting and Gym Shoes, White/Black, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • BREATHABLE AND DURABLE MATERIAL: These weightlifting sneakers feature a full-grain leather toe and an air mesh tongue on the upper for support and breathability
  • EFFICIENT FOOT SUPPORT: These athletic trainers feature the Powerbax TPU plate and a dual rubber outsole which provides a stable and responsive ride; Hook-and-loop closures lock the foot
  • STAY COOL AND DRY: This footwear features anti-friction lining that reduces moisture and heat build-up keeping you cool and dry
  • COMFORTABLE AND STURDY DESIGN: This low-cut design footwear provide mobility at the ankles; The U-form and Thermo TPU midfoot wrap secures feet for a customizable fit
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT SHOES: Ideal for workouts and weightlifting

Merrell Men's Trail Glove 4 Runner, Molten Lava, 9.5 M US

Merrell Men's Trail Glove 4 Runner, Molten Lava, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Mesh & TPU upper. Vegan friendly
  • Trailprotect pad for underfoot protection
  • Breathable mesh lining, Vibram TC5 outsole
  • Insole: 3mm, 3mm lugs
  • Stack heel or toe height is 0.45 inch. Trail protect pad offers underfoot protection

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Carbon/Cayenne

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Carbon/Cayenne
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Saucony Women's Guide ISO 2 TR Trail Running Shoe, Purple - 9.5

Saucony Women's Guide ISO 2 TR Trail Running Shoe, Purple - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • EVERUN Topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • Updated ISOFIT design creates a dynamic fit system by adapting to the shape and motion of the runner’s foot
  • Engineered mesh upper for a dynamic, lightweight fit
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed
  • PWRTRAC forefoot / XT-900 heel
  • Helpful for trail runners who suffer from mild to severe pronation.

Using Smartphones Internationally

Mobile phones used internationally have become known as Smartphones or World Phones. Smartphones have global communication capability and ideally include GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless capability.

Travelers in Europe should use GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) phones that cover four bands of frequencies: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz. North American cellular networks support for the most part 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies, where Europe uses 900 and 1800 MHz. If your phone is tri-band and not quad band, make sure it is capable of 900/1800/1900 MHz. If your phone does not have 900 MHz frequency it will not support the most common frequency used in Europe, therefore your service will be limited to places that have 1900 MHz.

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is another network though more limited than GMS. Alltel, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless use CDMA and this system will work in numerous countries like Canada, China, and Mexico.

Phones purchased from T-Mobile or AT T; within the past two years will work anywhere but Japan and Korea, though you must make sure you call the carrier and activate international calling capability. Verizon and Sprint customers should have phones labeled "world phones" for service abroad, though they may get service in Canada, Mexico, and some South American countries. Verizon's BlackBerry Storm and the 3GiPhone supposedly work in all countries. Phone owner's manuals or phonescoop.com provide more information. This material applies to phone calls and not international data service like e-mail or Web access.

Phones can be rented with international capability through intouchusa.us. Some of these phones include free incoming calls and start at about $50 a week.

Best Rates for International Use

The best rate for phone usage outside of the U.S. is using the prepaid SIM card with an unlocked GSM phone, which allows you to benefit from local rates. This is the best bet for the traveler visiting for a short time for most countries. There are roughly 200 countries that use GSM service.

SIM cards (Subscriber Identity Module) are chips that snap into the back of a GSM phone. The card will identify the phone carrier, number, rate, and customer account information.

Most GMS phones are locked by the carrier to restrict the user to their service. Each carrier is different in their policy but many will void this restriction ("unlock" the restriction) after 90 days of service. More important to the international traveler is to make sure the phone has frequencies that are compatible with countries where travel will be done. Unlocking can be done by the carrier via code, over the air, or email to the user.

If you have an unlocked phone, you can purchase a SIM card from a specific country and have calls based on minute increments. This system gives you a local phone number and allows you to avoid high-priced roaming rates, though international long distance rates will still be in place.

Phones of the Future

Touch screens and standard international frequencies will become typical for all cell phones sooner than later. Phone companies will update each new version of their phones with state-of-the-art software that integrates sophisticated GPS systems, social networking, integrated wireless systems, web browsers, photographic recognition, and software that utilizes the power of global satellites.

Look for these Smartphones in 2020 and 2020 that will have some of the latest internationally friendly updates: Nokia N97, Samsung Saga, Asus P750 Unlocked.

Sources:

Conde Nast Traveler. Haney, Mike. "Dialing Out of Disaster," February, 2020, p. 55.

Communication Headquarters' Guide to the Best International Cell Phone Rates

GSM Cell Phones and SIM Cards userid;=communicationhq

PC Today, February 2020, Smartphones, www.pctoday.com.

Sim Lock

Stafford, Joanna. PC Today, February 2020, "The Traveling Smartphone," www.pctoday.com.

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