10 Best Motion Control Running Shoes
Everyone's feet pronate (i. e. roll inward) when they run, but If you’re like 80 percent of runners, your foot rolls excessively inward (i. e. overpronation) to the point which will cause an injury; check out the 10 best motion control running shoes to keep you running fast and injury-free:
- Men's ASICS GEL-Foundation 8. Awarded “Best Update” by Product Testers in 2009, the GEL-Foundation 8 shoe is the best Motion Control shoe for the runner who is 180-plus pounds and/or trains more than 25 miles a week. The GEL-Foundation 8 offers more stability and is eight ounces lighter than its predecessor. Bonus: It doesn’t look stupid (which is unusual for a motion control shoe), and at approximately $80 it is relatively inexpensive.
- Men's Brooks Addiction 8. The Brooks Addiction might resemble your grandmother's orthopedic shoe in appearance, but it performs like a serious everyday trainer. This is the best Motion Control shoe for runners with caveman like flat feet, the medial arch support creates an arch for you. With increased durability, this shoe will last longer than the average 350 to 400 miles.
Men’s Saucony Pro Grid Stabil CS. The Stabil offers maximum motion control, while accommodating custom orthodics. Product testers say that the Stabil offers a “smooth ride.” This means that the shoe is flexible, so you won’t feel like you are running in rubber rain boots.
- Men’s Mizuno Wave Renegade 4. The Renegade is for runners requiring “excessive” motion control. The medial arch support gives your foot maximum cushioning and support combined with maximum motion control. This shoe will not let your foot overpronate. The renegade is not recommended for runners who require mild to moderate motion control.
- Nike Zoom Equitation 4. Ironically, Nike usually makes the worst running shoes for actual running, but the Zoom Equitation 4 is a superior product. Weighing in at only twelve ounces, the Equitation 4 the most “cushiony” shoe you can buy while still achieving the objective of motion control. If you don't mind spending $135, this is the best Motion Control shoe for you.
Adidas Adistar Control 5. The Adistar is built for comfort and responsiveness. You won't realize that you are wearing a Motion Control shoe, the responsive technology makes your stride for efficient. This shoe is the best Motion Control shoe for a lighter runner (less than 180 pounds) looking for a moderate amount of motion control without sacrificing comfort.
Men’s Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6. Created for a bigger runner (more than 180 pounds) who is looking for a Motion Control shoe with traction and stability. The upper part of the shoe lies flat (helpful if your feet tend to fall asleep when you run).
- Mizuno Wave Nexus 4. At $85 this shoe is a killer deal! With enough support to be an everyday trainer and light enough to use as a racing shoe, this is the best Motion Control shoe for lighter runners who want something versatile and don't require excessive cushioning.
Mizuno Wave Alchemy 9. At just less than twelve ounces, the Alchemy 9 delivers a comfortable ride by combining support through the mid foot with enough cushioning .The sock liner in the Alchemy is helpful if your feet get hot and smelly. Recommended for light to average weight runners.
- Men’s Adidas Supernova Sequence. The Supernova Sequence is built to fit a wide variety of runners and abilities. The Supernova Sequence offers a moderate amount arch support and motion control. The shoe fits especially well if your heel tends to slip when you run.