Let us figure out something. You’re here because you presumably had a ‘step investigation 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 overpronation on the web, so you arrived on this page to do an additional examination before choosing which shoe to purchase.
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Be that as it may, let us make it obvious immediately – the purported security running shoes won’t fix your overpronation or even correct it. Everybody pronates; this internal moving development is a usually 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 few decades prior – a firmer wedge of foam over the inner padded sole. The hidden hypothesis was that the more rigid internal padded sole keeps the foot from rolling exorbitantly inwards.
It sounded incredible on paper and appeared well and good during the 70s and 80s because, in those days, running shoes had light, blown EVA froth-padded soles that pressed rapidly and lost their structure within a couple of months.
We previously canvassed this subject in detail in one of our 2015 shoe audits so that we won’t give any more screen space.
The bottom line is – cutting-edge solidness running shoes with an average post is repetitive.
Maybe vintage dependability shoes were, in part, flourishing; however, 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.
Later customary soundness shoe refreshes have advanced into solid neutrals to no one’s shock.
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, why does this current purchaser’s Guide exist?
There are two reasons. The first is to reveal that you don’t require expensive ‘pronation-control running shoes.
The other explanation is that many sprinters need a firmer average wedge sentiment, similar to how some lean toward insoles that give a feeling of under-curve support.
By the day’s end, wearing a medially-posted running shoe is an individual decision.
We’ve assembled a rundown of customary running shoes with that in mind.
Unlike our other solidness shoe control, this article spotlights models with a firmer sound wedge, including non-posted help shoes and stable neutrals.
So, if you don’t see shoes like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, you know why. Adidas and Mizuno also don’t sell shoes with an average post, so they’re also forgotten.
One beneficial thing about most shoes in this Guide is that their wedges aren’t meddling.
So even sprinters who generally run in ‘unbiased’ shoes can get them without stress.
Here are some shoes assorted alphabetically by brand:
Asics Kayano 26 Running Shoes
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 and the ever-familiar combination of a medial post, rearfoot Gel pads, and a plastic midfoot shank.
This shoe is expensive, but if you want a comfortable and well-fitting medially-wedged trainer, Kayano 26 is a dependable choice.
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Asics GT-2000 7 Running Shoes
The GT-2000 is a toned-down version of the Kayano. The medial-post size is smaller, and there aren’t as many bells and whistles adorning 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 a decent value if you’re willing to forego the larger rearfoot Gel pads and the latter’s plusher upper.
Asics GT-1000 8 Running Shoes
Now you know where this is heading – the Kayano has all the fancy trims, the GT-2000 7 is in the middle, and the GT-1000 8 is the mildest.
The GT-1000’s medial post is so small that it is practically non-existent. Simultaneously, the GT is supportive and surprisingly well-cushioned, so it’s a decent medially-posted running shoe at a reasonable price.
Brooks Beast ’18 Running Shoes
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 powerful here. The upper is plush and fits slightly snugly.
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Brooks Addiction 13 Running Shoes
The Addiction 13 is another mega-stability shoe from Brooks. Is there a reason why anybody should buy this over the Beast ’18?
Yes, there are a couple of reasons. You get more interior space along with a full-coverage outsole.
New Balance 860V10 Running Shoes
The 860 has been a New Balance stability shoe staple for almost ten years. The V10 introduces new updates to its upper and midsole design, but a firmer medial post is still a part of the scenery.
Four optional widths exist, 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?
New Balance 1260V7 Running Shoes
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, the 1260 is a medially-posted stability shoe with select trims and materials than the 860.
The midsole has a more extensive posting and FuelCell foam inserted under its mid and rearfoot for ride comfort and responsiveness.
The same goes for the upper, whose true-to-size interiors are softer upper materials.
1260 has a better heel fit than the new 860’s ‘ultra heel’ construction.
Nike Structure 22 Running Shoes
There used to be when Nike had a three-tiered stability shoe construct in the form of the Odyssey, Structure, and Perseus. But the glory days of traditional stability shoes are long gone, and 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 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.
Reebok Grasse Road 2 ST Running Shoes
The Grasse Road 2 ST is an ‘almost neutral running shoe, and its low-profile medial post is the only reason for its inclusion in this Guide.
The wedge doesn’t cover the entire midsole sidewall but is below a Floatride foam layer.
This design makes the medial post completely non-invasive.
It would have been hard to tell the difference even if the midsole didn’t have this firmer wedge.
Considering that most of the midsole is made of 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.
Saucony Guide ISO 2 Running Shoes
Like the Asics GT-2000 or the New Balance 860, the Saucony Guide has been a regular stability shoe circuit.
The Guide continues incorporating a more challenging post for a slightly more supportive inner midsole. The rest of the midsole is soft; the Guide has always been a substantial riding shoe – that doesn’t change for the ISO 2.
The upper is standard Saucony fare – a sleeved ISOFIT strapping system that makes the interior soft and seamless.
Also, see The Saucony Omni ISO 2.
Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 Running Shoes
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, with plenty of foot splay room.
Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 Running Shoes
Every brand which sells old-school stability shoes (Asics, Brooks, New Balance, among others) also has a mega-stability shoe in their assortment.
For Saucony, the Redeemer ISO 2 happens in 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 deliver ample cushioning and padded blown-rubber outsole.
The correct fitting upper has some of the previous-gen Saucony Triumph vibe – many metallic overlays over a soft, layered mesh upper.
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