Asics Gel-Kayano 20 from Stability Running Shoes 2014
Stability Running Shoes 2014
Asics Gel-Kayano 20
One of the top high stability shoes on the market for two decades, the latest iteration of the Kayano maintains the level of support its been known for with some important updates. The new FluidFit upper utilizes multi-directional stretch mesh to provide an individualized fit for all foot shapes. What’s more, the updated midsole, which employs Asics’ FluidRide technology, offers a more responsive and better-cushioned shoe, while simultaneously shedding weight.
Altra Provision 1.5
The beauty of the Provision 1.5 is in its customizability. Thanks to its removable stability wedge insert, which helps control overpronation, the shoe can be transformed from a moderate stability shoe to a more mild support option. For runners who are unsure of how much stability they might need, this is a great option. What’s more, Altra’s signature wide, foot-shaped toe box and zero-drop platform provide a natural ride that allows your foot to take the path of least resistance.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14
Brooks’ most popular moderate stability shoe, the Adrenaline is great for anyone who is looking for a bit of support in a sleek package. Thanks to its Segmented Crash pad, this shoe touts a superior heel-to-toe transition as a result of its added flexibility. Brooks DNA cushioning adapts to a runner’s size and stride and offers better responsiveness than many of the other options around.
Newton Motion III
Newton presents a unique option in the stability category via the Motion III. The brand’s signature P.O.P. 1 platform features five rubber outsole lugs in the forefoot area that promote forefoot striking. Great for everything from long runs to races, the Extended Medial Bridge built into the outsole makes for a more supportive ride for runners who overpronate and are looking for a shoe that encourages a forefoot strike.
Saucony Hurricane 16
Saucony’s signature high stability shoe, the Hurricane relies on several different technologies to provide the utmost in support and guidance. From a Support Frame and snug midfoot fit to medial posting and dual-density foam, this model carries feet from strike to toe-off without unnecessary inward motion. Also providing a large amount of cushioning via the brand’s PowerGrid technology, this shoe weighs in at just 11.2 ounces.
Scott eRide AF Support 2.0
Combining their top cushioning and guidance technologies, the eRide AF Support 2.0 uses an Aerofoam midsole and a wider base with posting for comfort and stability. In addition to the unique rocker shape of the platform, the outsole is strategically designed to provide both guidance and support as the foot takes its natural course. The latest version features an updated meshy upper that makes this model both breathable and lightweight.
New Balance 1260v3
Touting an 8mm drop from heel to forefoot, the 1260v3 will keep you closer to the ground than many of the other choices in the stability category. Relying on their FantomFit technology, this shoe lives up to the hype by providing a stable yet lightweight ride, as well as a superior ground feel. With an airy upper that makes this model ultra-breathable, you may forget you’re even wearing a shoe.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10
A supportive, lightweight stability shoe, the Inspire is favored by many serious runners who are looking to shed ounces and still get support and performance from a shoe. Stability is made possible by a supportive plastic wave built into the midsole, along with a resilient blend of cushioning. An updated heel counter contributes to the light feel of this model, offering a natural and customizable fit.