Stability Running Shoes offer medial support to prevent your feet from rolling inwards and cushioning to keep you protected. Ideal if you need a medial post or dual density midsole to provide a firmer footing. These shoes are great for the mid-weight overpronating runner.
A gait-specific running shoe is essential to prevent injury when you run. If you overpronate, a stability running shoe is best for you to run comfortably in as it provides additional medial support and has midsole cushioning to keep your every step sure and steady.
Wiggle stock a wide variety of stability shoes with good support and midsole cushioning which are tailor made for runners who are mild to moderate overpronators. When choosing your shoe you can also use our shoe size filter to help you find the right size stability shoe quickly and easily.
To determine the correct type of running shoe for your feet, use the tried and tested "wet foot test". Dip your foot into water and then stand on a surface that will show your footprint - a towel or piece of paper or cardboard. The shape of your wet footprint indicates the amount of stability you might need in your shoe. If your footprint looks like the one on the right (with a a flare, but with the forefoot and heel connected by a broad band.) then you should choose shoes from the stability category on this page. Stability shoes offer a good blend of cushioning, medial support (to limit excessive inward rolling of the foot, which can cause injury) and durability. To provide stability, they often have a medial post or dual-density midsole - these are features that provide a firmer density under the inner edge of your foot. You should buy these if you’re a midweight runner who doesn't have any severe motion control problems and wants a shoe with some medial support and good durability
The Normal Foot
Normal feet have a normal-sized arch and will leave a wet footprint that has a flare, but shows the forefoot and heel connected by a broad band. A normal foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards slightly to absorb shock. It's the foot of a runner who is biomechanically efficient and therefore doesn't need a motion control shoe.
Best shoes: Stability shoes with moderate control features.