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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 v4 hits a precise balance between comfort and hold, avoiding shoe string issues that show up with thin tongues by utilizing traditional width laces with a touch of stretch.
The Vongo's unique combination of low drop, high cushion, and varus wedge angled midsole make it stand out as it's own niche of mild stability offering. Read full review »
Cushion for long runs
Flexible yet Secure upper - very comfortable
Heel cup liner locks in heel
Bootie construct eliminates movable tongue
Stylin' modern look for runs and casual use
Thick sole is too squishy and heavy for fast movements
The ASICS GT 1000 8 provides a firm, responsive ride with the right amount of support. It comes at a great price point and offers an astounding amount of premium features for a shoe under $100. Read full review »
Firm yet supportive.
Great price point.
Inconsistent fit in heel. caused blistering
Toe box too snug
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