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5 Best Stability Running Shoes: Spring 2012

 March 10, 2013 7
5 Best Stability Running Shoes: Spring 2012

Like every season, we have put quite a number of stability running shoes to the test.
You should be looking at stability running shoes if you are an overpronator – that is if your ankle rolls inward too much during the running gait. Overpronation causes strain on your ankles and can lead to injuries. Stability running shoes provide extra support preventing your ankle from rolling inwards excessively.
Here below is our suggestion of our 5 favourite stability running shoes of the season – based on our thorough tests (you can read them by clicking on the name of the shoe or the picture), the feedback of our readers and industry knowledge.
The shoes are listed in no particular order, as they are all outstanding in the support and comfort they offer. The best one of them depends on your particular preferences and needs.

UPDATE 2013: here is the list of the best running shoes of 2013!

Nike Zoom Structure Triax 15

Nike Structure Triax 15

Nike Structure Triax 15

The Structure Triax is a safe bet. If you are in need of support you should try it and chances are that it will fit you perfectly. We like the fit, the amazing support even on very long runs (perfect for marathon training) and the trademark Nike Zoom cushioning, that ensures a soft – but not sloppy – landing. Price is great value for a shoe that lasts forever – and it’s easy to find them online with a good discount.
Nike Zoom Structure 15 Full Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 8

Mizuno Wave Inspire 8

Mizuno Wave Inspire 8

Mizuno has a cult-like following among runners and mainly due to their amazing fit and the smoothness of their unique Wave technology. The Wave Inspire 8 is a stability shoe that will protect your feet during all the long miles of training, but it’s lightweight and smooth enough to double up as a long-distance running shoe.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Full Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Asics GT-2170

Asics GT-2170

Asics GT-2170

The Asics GT-2170 is one of the most successful stability shoes ever – now at it’s 17th year of activity! Similarly to the Nike Triax, the GT-2170 offers a very solid support in a well-cushioned package, perfect to stand the pounding of the many miles of marathon training.
Asics GT-2170 Full Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Puma FAAS 800

Puma FAAS 800

Puma FAAS 800

This Puma FAAS 800 has probably been the most surprising stability running shoe we have seen this year. Puma definitely thinks outside the box and delivers a stability shoes that uses none of the support elements that are industry standard and delivers a shoe that is extremely lightweight, supportive and with a unique retro-look.
Puma FAAS 800 Full Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

The Adrenaline is Brook’s best selling running shoe, and this should be a good indicator of the appreciation this shoe receives year after year. Loyal GTS (=”Go-To-Shoe”) users feel that this year’s version has less stability then they are used to – but the shoe still remains a benchmark in Support, this year shedding some weight compared to the past.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Full Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

We look forward to hear your feedback! What stability running shoe do you wear? Why do you like it? Do you feel we neglected some incredible shoe? The comment section is waiting for you!

Thanks!

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COMMENTS (7)

  • Isn’t the stability running shoe for someone who is a neutral pronator based on your guide “3 types of running shoes for 3 types of feet”?

  • I’m surprised the Saucony ProGrid Guide 5 was not included in this list. The shoe review on your website lists them as an excellent stability shoe and the reviewer really prasises them as a go to shoe.

  • I’m surprised the New Balance 990 isn’t on there…in terms of quality and durability, nothing can beat it. It’s a great stability shoe.

  • I have been using the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 for 9 months and just bought my second pair. I was looking at buying the Mizuno Wave Inspire but decided to get that the next time I go in for new running shoes.

  • I have been using the brooks adrenaline and other brooks shoes for a while. I do walking/jog on treadmill and also Zumba classes. This time I went with mizuno inspire because the fit in the heel was better(also no bulky heel on bottom, shoe is super lightweight, and good cushion in the midfoot(where I strike). I was able to wear the same size as my brooks shoe with a thin insert for even more arch support. If I was an avid runner on pavement I would’ve bought the brooks ravena more cushion for mid foot striker.

  • Has anyone ever gone from the Asics 2160s or below to the 2170s? I have been informed form many reviews that the 2170s were altered too much to the point that the Brooks GTS 13 is more like the traditional 21XX series.

    • I heard the same. Look ar Dr. Jenny Sanders review of the 2170 on youtube. I’be ordered a pair of the Asics 3020 to try;. Want the 2160 back!!!!

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