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Best Stability Running Shoes

Looking for Stability running shoes, you likely find yourself as a runner with a normal arch height, and you typically fall into the category of being an average pronator in your foot stride, which really means that your foot does not roll excessively to the inside. The best stability running shoes are designed to work with your running style, not change it.

How are the Best Stability Running Shoes designed?

The design of the best stability running shoes, because your foot does not roll too far inwards, concentrates on providing lots of cushioning and providing a secure fit to prevent your foot developing bad habits when you are tired. The cushioning is focused around the crash pad and the inner part of the shoe. The crash pad is the part of your heel where runners typically land first to begin the stride. If you pronate normally, your foot rolls and you leave your stride around your big toe, so cushioning along the inner part of the shoe prevents you from overpronating and causing shin splints or other leg injuries.

The best stability running shoes have no need for bulky, heavy cushioning on the inner part of the shoe because there is no excessive inward rolling taking place. This allows Stability running shoes to typically be lighter than Motion Control shoes.

Below are the best stability running shoes on the market right now. See our price comparison of online running shoe retailers and read our reviews to determine which will be the best stability running shoe for you.

Best Stability Running Shoes

1. Asics GEL-Kayano 20

Who needs platinum? For the 20th anniversary of its GEL-Kayano stability running shoe series, ASICS pulled out all the stops, such as brand-new midsole and upper technology.

2. Nike LunarGlide+ 5

Another lightweight, richly cushioned stability shoe. Another well-designed option for distance runners with medium arches. Not much changed from the Nike LunarGlide+ 4 to the LunarGlide+ 5 ̶ but it didn't need to. The previous version of this sleek, attractive shoe was made a ton lighter and more efficient, and the LunarGlide+ 5 upheld most of those popular adjustments. At $110, it's a good ─ albeit not very durable ─ purchase that is capable of meeting the needs of both underpronators and normal pronators. If you're willing to exchange durability for lightweight comfort and sleek design, and if you're on a budget, the Nike LunarGlide+ 5 likely will be a great fit.

3. Asics GT-2000 2

ASICS speaks loudly and proudly about the goal of its GT-2000 2 stability running shoe, for hoofers with average arches and medium pronation. Not with words, though. The company's commitment to dreamy cushioning and top-of-the-line stride performance shine through in every finely tuned feature. For $20 more, the ASICS GT 2000 series provides deeper cushioning and better-quality mesh and overlays than the GT 1000. Both are excellent stability shoes, so it's really a matter of whether you think these minor differences warrant the $120 suggested retail price.

4. Brooks Trance 12

It’s still customized for each runner. Still plenty cushioned. Still flexible enough and more. But with a $10 price jump, is the latest version in the Brooks Trance series worthwhile?

5. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 restored the pride in the Adrenaline GTS line by returning to it's successful past and posting a win of Editor's Choice in Runners World.

Jeremy Zerr

Founder of Running Shoes Expert, lead running shoe reviewer and software entrepreneur focused on making software tools for affiliate marketers.

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  1. Hey there,

    Great information about stability running shoes,

    Those are definetly a few of the hottest stability running shoes on the

    market right now. Not so much on the Nike Zoom, but the Kayano 16 and GTS 10

    are right up there.



  2. Sherry says:

    Nike added more structure to their structure triax line starting with the 13. If you need moderate stability for over-pronation, but not a lot, I recommend choosing a different shoe. I got plantar faciitis for the first time in the 13 so I moved over to the Brooks Ravenna. In general, if you don’t need motion control, look for a shoe that still does not have a perfectly flat bottom.

  3. DK says:


    The Asics GT 2150 is by far the best stability running shoe. Being tall (6’5) with a low arch, this shoe is perfect. I cant wait to try the 2160.

  4. Terri Doten says:

    I have an old pair of Saucony Ride 3′s that I romp around in, I bought the 2160′s just two and a half months ago and the inside of the heel material is ripped, I have a blister and I am disappointed with the forefront cushioning. I will not buy them again. I am going shoe shopping soon and will be checking into some Mizuno’s.