Top 5 Motion Control Running Shoes

Motion control running shoes are rigid, durable, and stable control-oriented running shoes that limit pronation.Buy these shoes if you overpronate, wear orthotics, want a stable shoe, or have flat feet, which is common if you are an overpronator. If you have a more neutral foot type, stability running shoes are a better choice.


Saucony Grid Stabil

The Grid Stabil has been around a long time for a reason. Each new model seems lighter and more secure than the older versions. This is a great motion control shoe with multi-density midsole perfect for those who need lots of stability. If you pronate, are a heavier runner, or just need a more stable shoe, try on a pair of the Saucony Grid Stabil. Saucony shoes tend to have a different fit than other brands. Some runners love them while others will look for a different shoe. Finding the right fit is important in preventing blisters. If they don't feel great right out of the box, it's time to move on and find shoes that match your feet.


Asics Gel-Fortitude

The Asics Gel-Fortitude is a newer model designed for maximum support and motion control. It has more depth and width, which is perfect if you have prescription orthotics you need to put into the shoe. Although it has good cushioning, it still comes in at a lighter weight than some beefy motion control shoes. It's available in men's and women's versions and regular and wide widths.


Brooks Addiction

If you overpronate and like the look and feel of Brooks, this is a great choice. The Brooks Addiction is made for runners who want the perfect blend of cushioning, support, and motion control. A perfect fit for women runners, the Addiction offers space in the forefoot and narrow heel. The Addiction comes in both men's and women's versions. A big plus for Brooks is that these shoes are available in narrow and wide widths in addition to standard width. That allows you to get a better fit.


New Balance 1260

The New Balance 1260 is a highly stable trainer made for runners who require moderate motion control, support, and cushioning. It offers rearfoot stability and pronation control while allowing a smooth running gait motion. It has great breathability in the upper. It has a low heel drop at 8 millimeters. The midsole cushioning makes it a good choice for longer runs. It comes in both men's and women's versions. New Balance makes this shoe in both a standard and wide width, giving you a better range of fits.


Brooks Beast and Ariel

These two classic motion control shoes, the Beast for men and the Ariel for women continue to be favorites for those who need a sturdy motion control shoe. They are suitable for heavier runners as well as those who need maximum motion control. They have breathable uppers and an interior saddle to lock in your foot. The diagonal rollbar gives additional stability. While they cost more, they will last longer if you are a heavier runner who finds that your shoes won't go the usual 500 miles. They also come in a range of widths, with the Beast available in medium, extra-wide (EE), and extra-extra-extra wide (EEEE). The Ariel comes in medium, wide, and extra-wide. You can find the Brooks Beast and Brooks Ariel at most running shoe stores and online.


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