The 5 Best Stability Running Shoes of 2019

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Stability running shoes offer a combination of cushioning, support, and durability. The majority of running shoes on the market fall into a stability shoe style. Buy these shoes if you are of average weight, have normal arches (neither too high nor too low), don't have any severe pronation or supination issues, but do want good support and durability.

Stability shoes allow a bit more flex than a motion control shoe and are a bit stiffer than a neutral shoe. The stability of the shoe comes from a stiff medial post that prevents over-pronation of the foot. If you have a neutral foot, that not be what you need. It's wise to get your feet analyzed at a technical running shoe store so you get the right type of shoes for your running style.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Asics Gel Kayano

Asics gets top marks year after year from runners who want a lightweight shoe with good cushion and enough stability for mild over-pronation. The uppers provide a snug, comfortable fit with a combination of mesh and synthetic leather and a well-padded collar and tongue. The asymmetrical lacing, which is showing up on more and more shoes, provides another nice feature.

Best Budget: Brooks Adrenaline GTS

The best-selling Brooks Adrenaline GTS series is the perfect combination of style, comfort, and medial stability. Each version of the shoe adds some nice new features, but Brooks keeps the heart and "sole" of the shoes the same. This shoe is a great training shoe and has the right amount of durability, stability and cushioning to endure miles of varied terrain. 

Best Style: Adidas Supernova

I see more and more Supernovas on my local running path than any other shoe. There must be a good reason for their popularity. The Supernova is a great all-around trainer for most foot types. It has every necessary feature a stability shoe needs—it looks great, and the price point fits for most budgets.

Best Cushioning: Mizuno Wave Inspire

The engineering behind the entire line of Mizuno Wave shoes is designed to reduce and redirect the impact forces of running away from your foot with every step. Mizuno's Cloudwave technology helps keep your foot cushioned with each stride you take and makes the heel-to-toe transition feel very seamless. Users love the durability of the Inspire, plus its breathability, a feature special to this newer shoe model from Mizuno.

Best Lightweight: Nike LunarGlide

One of the lighter stability shoes on the market, the LunarGlide feels like a minimal shoe when you first pick it up. However, it provides just enough support and stability to keep your midfoot from rolling, and just enough cushion to take up road shock. It's a nice overall trainer, but I recommend you try this one before you buy. I had fit issues and found my foot tends to slide forward. Also, my foot didn't stay put as much as I need in a running shoe.

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