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Best shoes for Women who prefer stability support and land on the middle of their foot

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

From Chi-Running to natural running, many run coaches have been touting the benefit of midfoot running over the past decade. Midfoot running means landing on the center of your foot--not the front (forefoot) or back (heel). Many advocates say this is the natural way to run, and the way humans would be running if our stride wasn't corrupted by hard pavement and clunky shoes. However, because not all running shoes tailor to midfoot runners, people who land in the middle of their foot have to find the right shoe meant for this type of stride.

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.
  • Dunno
  • Fit, arch support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and shin splints.

Saucony Guide 6

Asics Gt-2000 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight
  • the shoes's support
  • it's pretty reliable. I've worn this shoe forever!

Asics Gt-2000 4

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Comfort
  • Its comfort and support.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I can get close to 300 miles out to them
  • It's very light for a stability shoe
  • It's very light and gives ample support.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The amount of cushion.
  • Support
  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Decent arch support
  • Lightweight, comfortable, no blisters
  • Breathable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great support for light weight
  • fit my foot properly
  • Toe box and length

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its comfortable
  • Soft balance of cushion support lightweight
  • Comfort while running. A feeling of stability and a "hug" around my foot

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort without inserts
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • The support it gives me while also being fairly light for a stability shoe

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft landing
  • Durability
  • Flexible, good for long training runs

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Light weight and flexible

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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