The 7 Best Stability Shoes for Walkers to Buy in 2018

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Stability shoes are more flexible than a motion control shoe while providing good support and durability. These shoes are for people who do not have severe motion control problems and mid-weight people. They tend to have a thick heel, which is not needed by walkers. The shoes listed are quality shoes with a good track record. Get your shoes fitted by an expert to find the pair that is right for you.​​


Propet Stability Walker

The Stability Walker is designed to give you more room in the forefoot and it also comes in widths from narrow to extra wide. Propet has been pleasing walkers for decades with shoes that can address many foot problems. Walkers who have bunions, high arches, or who wear orthotics love this shoe. In addition to providing support and stability, it is also very well cushioned and features a gel heel pad.

Walkers say it provides all-day comfort if you have to do a lot of walking and standing on concrete floors. Because the shoe is made from leather or nubuck and comes in classic colors, you can wear it in a variety of occupations as well as for exercise. In fact, they are Medicare-approved as a therapy shoe for people with diabetes. They are available for both men and women.


Mizuno Wave Paradox 4

The Wave Paradox was designed to replace other favorite Mizuno stability models—Alchemy and Nirvana. It has maximum support and stability due to its wave plate design. The Paradox also provides motion control for walkers who have overpronation problems. This shoe has maximum cushioning and may serve you well for walking on hard surfaces or for long distances.

The new materials used in the shoe allow it to be lighter as well so your feet won’t be weighed down. As expected for a stability shoe, it is not as flexible but should still serve walkers well. The sole is very durable as it is made with carbon rubber. This material also provides excellent traction and you could wear this shoe on trails as well as pavement. The mesh construction of the upper gives your foot as much airflow as possible and the sockliner is also designed to wick away moisture. Those features can help prevent foot blisters. The Paradox is available for both men and women.


New Balance 847v2 Walking Shoe

New Balance 847v2 Shoes
New Balance 847v2 Shoes. Courtesy of

The New Balance 847 is the successor to long-time walking favorites, the 841 and 846. Walkers loved the comfort and flexibility of those models, making them shoes they bought year after year. The 847v2 continues that design with a rollbar and medial and lateral posts for motion control. It is Medicare-rated as a diabetic shoe. It comes in muted colors -- black, gray and white.


RYKA Revere Walking Shoe

RYKA Revere Walking Shoe
RYKA Revere Walking Shoe. Courtesy of

This design is very lightweight yet also supportive. They flex in just the right place in the forefoot while providing a TPU shank for stability at midfoot. The upper is very comfortable and breathable. They are not overly cushioned, so they are best for walks of an hour or less. Good news if you need a wide shoe, they come in regular and wide.


Asics GT-2000

Asics GT-2000
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Asics renumbered its shoes and this is the update to the GT-2170. This walking shoe is flat and flexible but also provides stability and cushioning. It is available in widths. It also comes in a trail version if you want to take it off-road.


Saucony GRID Omni Walker

Saucony GRID Omni
Saucony GRID Omni. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

The walking version of the Omni has a wide forefoot that makes it a favorite for women. It comes in two versions for stability and ultimate stability.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15. Courtesy of Amazon

The Adrenaline is a well-cushioned stability shoe. It is very flexible in the forefoot, as is needed by walkers. As expected for a traditional stability shoe, it is not lightweight, weighing in at 11 ounces per shoe. It provides a feeling of arch support for those who need it. If you like the regular version, it also comes in GTX waterproof version.

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