9 Best Women’s Stability Running Shoes for 2018

9 Best Women’s Stability Running Shoes for 2018

In the past, we’ve written articles detailing our favorite men’s stability shoes. The list of top women’s stability shoes doesn’t vary too much. Each of the below shoes for are great for pronators, or runners whose arches roll inward with each stride. These shoes reduce pronation and lead to a happy and healthier run. We’re proud to say these shoes make up the best stability shoes for women. Note: this is not based on survey data, but rather our editor’s personal preference! All below shoe weights are for women’s size 8 and reflect the weight of the most recent model.

Number 9

Women’s Nike Lunarglide

Women’s Nike Lunarglide

The Nike Lungarglide is a great shoe for the slight pronator (meaning your arch rolls in just a bit). The Lunarglide, the most stylish shoe on the list, is made with a dual density Lunarlon midsole that helps provide mild support for over pronation. The newest version includes Nike Flyknit, which makes for a light, seamless upper. It’s weighs 7.9oz for a women’s size 8 and has a 10mm heel-to-toe drop. The average female runner can get 400 miles before needing a replacement, meaning it’s not one of the more durable shoe on the list.

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Number 8

Women’s New Balance 1260v7

Women’s New Balance 1260v7

The more cushioned version of the New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo, the 1260 is a top of the line shoe for the runner looking for a soft ride. Now in its 7th version, the 1260 is meant for moderate to severe pronation control. The phantom (read: light) upper feels great, the midsole is incredibly plush, and shoe fits the average foot like a socks. For those with wider feet, it also comes in multiple widths. The shoe is a tad heavy—9.9oz—and has an 8 mm heel-to-toe drop. But because it’s a well-built shoe, you can easily get 500 miles in these shoes.

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Number 7

Women’s Mizuno Wave Inspire 14

Women’s Mizuno Wave Inspire 14

This Mizuno shoe has a devoted customer base (including our CEO). When the now infamous Wave Inspire 10 came out, there was such an outcry from loyal buyers that Mizuno scrapped the 10th version shoe design and returned to the 9th version body for future models. Now in the 12th incarnation, the Wave Inspire is a fantastic sneaker… with the great build Mizuno fans are used to. The shoe’s signature wave plate makes the Inspire incredibly durable (you can certainly run 600 miles in these shoes) while keeping the shoe relatively light at 8.9oz. And while it has a relatively high 12 mm heel-to-toe drop (standard for most Mizuno shoes), the shoe feels much closer to the ground. If you want a responsive, durable, and relatively inexpensive stability shoe, this is a great choice.

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Number 6

Women’s Saucony Guide ISO

Women’s Saucony Guide ISO

The top stability trainer from Saucony, the Guide has nearly everything you want and nothing you don’t. Although the 7th and 8th versions are great shoes, the ISO has a superior ISO upper, an Everun midsole (which feels exceptionally responsive), and a more cushioned feel. It’s well-built and feels wonderful even after 20+ mile long runs. The weight is around 9.1oz and the heel-to-toe drop is around 8 mm. We’d recommend getting 500 miles out of the Guide ISO.

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Number 5

Women’s Adidas Ultra Boost ST

Women’s Adidas Ultra Boost ST

We’ll acknowledge this right off the bat: the Adistar Ultra Boost ST is an expensive running shoe. But holy cow does this shoe feel fantastic. Designed for the mild over pronator, the shoe, built with the Adidas’s signature Boost technology, feels springy yet durable. The upper is constructed with Adidas’ new knit techfit, which feels like a soft pillow hugging the top of your feet. There’s an 8 mm heel-to-toe drop, the weight is 10.5oz (although it feels considerably lighter), and thanks to the Boost cushion you can probably get close to 600 miles in these shoes before needing replacement.

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Number 4

Women’s Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

Women’s Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

Nike’s origins are in running, and this shoe—currently in its 21st incarnation—highlights that. The Structure is a long time classic for the moderate over pronator, having a comfortable fit, a cushioned midsole, and a light upper (the latest version has a fly wire). It’s a favorite for America’s top male distance runner, Galen Rupp, and is perfect for not just elite men, but for the every woman’s every day training run. The lone drawback: I wouldn’t recommend trying to get more than 450 miles on the shoe. It weighs a slightly heavy 9oz and has 10 mm heel-to-toe drop.

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Number 3

Women’s Asics GT-2000 6

Women’s Asics GT-2000 6

The venerable shoe by Asics has been a top seller in running stores around the country for the past 20 years. Why? The shoe neatly combines a plush feel with the perfect amount of stability (Asics’ Dynamic Duomax) for the moderate over pronator. The shoe is a fantastic fit for standard road running and can even survive the trails without causing sprained ankles, thanks to its unique heel clutching system (although there is a trail specific version). The shoe weighs around 8.2 oz, has a 10mm heel-to-toe drop and can survive 500 miles of pounding.

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Number 2

Women’s Asics Gel Kayano 24

Women’s Asics Gel Kayano 24

This shoe is the Asics GT-2000 but with more cushion and more stability. Now in its 24th version, the top selling premium shoe on the market has a well-fitting upper, a plush ComforTry underfoot, and some of the best plush cushioning of any shoe ever made. Thanks to these features, you can probably get 600 miles out of these shoes. The shoe is great for the extreme overpronator of someone just wanting a very, very soft shoe. It weighs around 9.3 oz, has a 11mm heel-to-toe drop, and can survive a beating, both on the roads and on the trails.

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Number 1

Women’s Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

Women’s Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

There’s a reason why this is the bestselling running shoe in nearly every running store across the country. Year after year, version after version, the Brooks Adrenaline (now on number 18) simply works. It fits like a sock. It’s spring and weighs a light 8.6 oz. Its BioMoGO DNA makes it feel like running on clouds. And runners in the shoe buy it season after season, because nothing beats the shoe’s mix of support, feel, and reasonable price. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS has a 12mm heel-to-toe drop, a midsoles where you can easily get 500 miles out of it, and is great for the moderate to severe over pronator. I’ve worn the male version of this shoe many times, and regardless of version, Brooks absolutely nails it with their flagship stability shoe.

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