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!