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Up to a couple of years ago, stability running shoes were synonymous with "dual density midsole" or "medial post": there would be a harder piece of foam in the midsole under the arch to counter over-pronation.
Although there are still many, good, running shoes that adopt this solution, support shoes in 2019 are not limited to heavy, rigid shoes with no flexibility at all.
The idea of "rails" to contain the movement of your foot instead of dictating it is gaining popularity and some stability running shoes ditched the medial post all together.
But without further ado, let me introduce our recommendations for best stability running shoes in 2019:
The ASICS Kayano 26 is a solid everyday stability trainer built for many miles at different paces. Unfortunately the high price tag and the many similarities it shares with the other ASICS stability offerings hold it back from being an outstanding shoe. Read full review »
The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3 has broken out of its sophomore slump with a shoe that is equal parts comfortable and stable. While it feels bulky at times, a non traditional varus wedge complements the low offset nicely. Read full review »
The ASICS GT-1000 7 combines a supportive upper with a stable base to deliver a comfortable ride that feels fast. The slimmed-up feel and lower drop will better appeal to neutral runners, yet the structure of the shoe offers the stability users have come to expect. Read full review »
Supportive, breathable upper
Stable base resists torsion
Lower arch than previous
Less plush, same weight
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