Let us figure out something. You’re here on the grounds that you presumably had a ‘step investigation’s done at a shoe store and were encouraged to wear running shoes which will ‘diminish’ or ‘right’ your pronation.
Or on the other hand you read something about over-pronation on the web, so you arrived on this page to do additionally examine before at last choosing which shoe to purchase.
Be that as it may, let us make it obvious immediately – the purported security running shoes won’t ‘fix’ or even right your overpronation. Everybody pronates; this internal moving development is a normally happening part of the stride cycle. The main distinction is that a specific populace of sprinters moves in significantly more than the others.
To counter the misrepresented development, the ‘average post’ was concocted a couple of decades prior – which is a firmer wedge of froth over the internal padded sole. The hidden hypothesis was that the harder internal padded sole keeps the foot from rolling exorbitantly inwards.
It sounded incredible on paper and furthermore appeared well and good during the 70s and 80s on the grounds that in those days, running shoes had meager, blown EVA froth padded soles which pressed rapidly and lost their structure inside a couple of months. We previously canvassed this subject in detail in one of our 2015 shoe audits, so we won’t give any more screen space.
The bottomline is – cutting edge solidness running shoes with an average post are repetitive. Maybe vintage dependability shoes were in part successful, however then those were monstrous looking mammoths with larger than average posts. Well that is an average post.
Padded sole froths have become an adult, so even unbiased shoes are sufficiently steady. To no one’s shock, later customary soundness shoe refreshes have advanced into strong neutrals. Look no more distant than the New Balance Vongo or the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 for confirmation.
So if conventional overpronation-control shoes are a relic of the past, for what reason does this current purchaser’s guide exist?
There are two reasons. The first is to reveal to you that you don’t require costly ‘pronation-control’ running shoes.
The other explanation is that a lot of sprinters need the sentiment of a firmer average wedge, a similar way some lean toward insoles which give a feeling of under-curve support.
By the day’s end, wearing a medially-posted running shoe is an individual decision. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a rundown of customary running shoes.
Dissimilar to our other solidness shoe control which additionally included non-posted help shoes and stable neutrals, this article just spotlights on models with a firmer soundness wedge.
So on the off chance that you don’t see shoes like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, you know why. adidas and Mizuno additionally don’t sell shoes with an average post, so they’re forgotten about as well.
One beneficial thing about most shoes on this guide is that their wedges aren’t meddling. So even sprinters who generally run in ‘unbiased’ shoes can get them with no stresses.
Here are some shoes assorted alphabetically by brand:
1) Asics Kayano 26
The Kayano has been around for over two decades and a half and is one of the most popular running shoes with a medial post.
Though it has been through its ups and downs, the core design has stayed the same. For its 26th edition, the Kayano sports a softer forefoot Flytefoam midsole along with the ever-familiar combination of a medial post, rearfoot Gel pads, and a plastic midfoot shank.
This is is an expensive shoe but if you want a comfortable and well-fitting medially-wedged trainer, then Kayano 26 is a dependable choice.
2) Asics GT-2000 7
The GT-2000 is a toned-down version of the Kayano. The size of the medial-post is smaller, and there aren’t as many bells and whistles that adorn the Kayano’s upper and midsole. It’s still a well-fitting shoe with a comfortable ride; the medial post is small and barely noticeable during runs.
The GT also retails for $40 less than the Kayano. Hence, it’s decent value if you’re willing to forego the larger rearfoot Gel pads and the plusher upper of the latter.
3) Asics GT-1000 8
Now you know where this is heading – the Kayano has all the fancy trims, the GT-2000 7 is somewhere in the middle, and the GT-1000 8 is the mildest of the three.
The GT-1000’s medial post is so small that it is practically non-existent. At the same time, the GT is supportive as well as surprisingly well-cushioned, so it’s a decent medially-posted running shoe at good price-value.
4) Brooks Beast ’18
The Beast embraces the conventional stability shoe ideal in all its 13-ounce glory. The modern take on stability shoes be damned; the Beast features a gargantuan firmer medial post and a plastic stabilizer on an ultra-wide midsole that means business.
There’s plenty of cushioning too packed within the stable midsole. The foam isn’t overly soft so the sense of lateral bias isn’t very strong here. The upper is plush and fits slightly snug.
5) Brooks Addiction 13
The Addiction 13 is another mega-stability shoe from Brooks. Is there a reason why should anybody buy this over the Beast ’18?
Yes, there are a couple of reasons. You get more interior space along with a full-coverage outsole.
6) New Balance 860V10
The 860 has been a New Balance stability shoe staple for almost 10 years. The V10 introduces new updates to its upper and midsole design but a firmer medial-post is still a part of the scenery.
There are four optional widths, and the standard ‘D’ width has sufficient interior space. But what’s with New Balance changing the collar of all its shoes to the less-than-ideal ‘ultra heel’ design?
7) New Balance 1260V7
The 1260V7 is to the 860 what the Asics Kayano is to the GT-2000 or the Saucony Hurricane to the Guide. Still don’t get it?
In other words, 1260 is a medially-posted stability shoe with superior trims and materials than the 860. The midsole has a larger posting along with a FuelCell foam insert under its mid and rearfoot for ride comfort and responsiveness.
The same goes for the upper, whose true-to-size interiors are made of softer upper materials. The 1260 even has a better heel fit than the new 860’s ‘ultra heel’ construction.
8) Nike Structure 22
There used to be a time when Nike had a three-tiered stability shoe construct in the form of the Odyssey, Structure, and the Perseus. But the glory days of traditional stability shoes are long gone, and the Structure 22 is the last one standing.
Even mild-stability models like the Lunarglide and Lunareclipse are off Nike’s menu, so the Structure is the only medially-posted shoe available. The upper is true-to-size, sleeved, and smooth inside. The Flywire cables work with the lacing for a secure midfoot fit.
The ride is firm – more so than other shoes like the GT-2000 on this list. While its closest competitor is the Saucony Guide ISO, the Structure’s Zoom Air-powered forefoot adds a different ride flavor.
9) Reebok Grasse Road 2 ST
The Grasse Road 2 ST is an ‘almost-neutral’ running shoe, and its low-profile medial post is the only reason for its inclusion on this guide. The said wedge doesn’t cover the entire midsole sidewall but is located below a layer of Floatride foam.
This design makes the medial post completely non-invasive. Even if the midsole didn’t have this firmer wedge, it would have been hard to tell the difference.
Considering that most of the midsole is made of the cushioned and responsive Floatride e-TPU foam, the Grasse Road ST is a comfortable daily trainer for most runs.
Like other recently launched Reebok running shoes, the upper has a basic construction with a well-proportioned upper fit.
10) Saucony Guide ISO 2
Like the Asics GT-2000 or the New Balance 860, the Saucony Guide has been a regular in the stability shoe circuit.
The Guide continues to incorporate a harder post for a slightly more supportive inner midsole. Not that the rest of the midsole is soft; the Guide has always been a very firm riding shoe – that doesn’t change for the ISO 2.
The upper is standard Saucony fare – a sleeved ISOFIT strapping system which makes the interior soft and seamless.
Also see: The Saucony Omni ISO 2.
11) Saucony Hurricane ISO 5
A full-length Everun foam midsole makes the Hurricane ISO 5 a densely cushioned shoe. Which is something we’d say about the Triumph ISO 5 too.
The only difference is the Hurricane has a large firmer foam wedge locked in. As a result, the medial midsole is a bit firmer but without upsetting the overall ride dynamics.
The ISOFIT sleeved upper feels soft and comfortable inside with plenty of foot splay room.
12) Saucony Redeemer ISO 2
Every brand which sells old-school stability shoes (Asics, Brooks, New Balance among others) also have a mega-stability shoe in their assortment.
For Saucony, the Redeemer ISO 2 happens is that shoe. The ultra-wide EVA foam midsole has a large foam wedge that connects to a plastic ‘support frame’ on the upper for integrated medial side stability. The thick midsole and the Everun Topsole delivers ample cushioning along with the padded blown-rubber outsole.
The true fitting upper has a bit of the previous-gen Saucony Triumph vibe – lots of metallic overlays over a soft, layered mesh upper.