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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 2020 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 2020:

Best Stability (Support) Running Shoes

Saucony Guide 13 - Lateral Side
The redesigned and rebuilt Saucony Guide 13 is an exceptional everyday moderate stability trainer. The additions of PWRRUN cushioning and a new upper turned a great stability trainer into one of the best. Read full review »

Pros

  • PWRRUN Midsole
  • FORMFIT Upper
  • Natural Ride

Cons

  • Breathability
  • Longer break in and adjustment period
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 offers a supportive yet springy ride as all design components work together to cup the heal with a gentle hug, which transitions smoothly into a solid toe-off.

Minor changes to the base and added medial support strips to an overall slimmed-down upper mean this Go-To-Shoe just keeps getting better! Read full review »

Pros

  • Sturdy shoe with superb heel support
  • Comfortable with springy toe off
  • Appealing design

Cons

  • Fit loosens slightly miles into the run
Asics Gel Kayano 26 - Lateral Side
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 »

Pros

  • Exoskeletal Heel Counter
  • FlyteFoam Propel Cushioning
  • Smooth Heel/Midsole strike to toe off

Cons

  • Price Tag
  • Cushioning is unforgiving the longer the distance
Asics GT 1000 8 - Pair
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 »

Pros

  • Responsive ride.
  • Firm yet supportive.
  • Great price point.

Cons

  • Inconsistent fit in heel. caused blistering
  • Toe box too snug
Hoka One One Gaviota 2 - Lateral Side
The Hoka One One Gaviota 2 is a max-cushioned stability shoe built for many miles. The cushioning is plush yet responsive with a smooth ride that is worth the substantial price tag. Read full review »

Pros

  • Max Cushioning that is both lightweight and responsive
  • Stable ride
  • Visual redesign makes it more appealing

Cons

  • Narrow in areas
  • Sluggish on speed work and tempo runs
New Balance 870v5 - Lateral Side
The New Balance 870v5 is a straightforward lightweight stability trainer. The no frills approach may not be for everyone but ideal for those who yearn for simpler consistent lightweight stability trainer built to handle any speed or distance. Read full review »

Pros

  • Durable
  • Visual Design
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Longer break in time
  • Heel Slippage
New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v4- lateralpair
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 »

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Thick sole is too squishy and heavy for fast movements
  • Outsole catches rocks

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