7 Best Stability Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Stability Running Shoes For Men in 2022

For runners with hyper-pronated feet, having the right stability shoe gives you the stable ride, comfort, and structural support to run your best.

If you’re here to check out the top choices when it comes to men’s stability running shoes, you’re in for a treat. We not only provide you with our best picks but also help you find the right pair of shoes that matches your training and race requirements.

We’ve tested over 100 stability running shoes for men. We pick the best options in several categories based on a number of variables that create a more stable feeling for runners. We do this so that you don’t have to when choosing the perfect fit that will give you miles and miles of confident running.

How we test running shoes

It is our goal at RunRepeat to make the lives of fellow runners, walkers, and comfort seekers easier. We have developed our own methodologies to not only bring you the latest updates and honest reviews on top-rated (and not so top-rated) stability running shoes for overpronators.

We follow these data-driven guidelines to provide you with an unbiased review:

  • We do our due diligence to educate ourselves better on foot biomechanics and running shoes to get a solid grasp of what makes an excellent stability shoe.
  • We buy the running shoes from our own pocket. This is to make sure that we preserve the integrity of what we’re about to say for each shoe based on our own experience.
  • We have actual testers run at least 30-50 miles in each model and give us their feedback.
  • We dissect each shoe in our lab. We cut them into pieces and measure specific parameters (30+ of them) based on their support or structured cushioning, shock absorption, and many more.
  • We gather useful information covering expert opinions and user reviews. We share this information in a summary format.

To give you a bird's-eye view, our proprietary CoreScore system calculates all the available information about each and every shoe and provides a score rating ranging from 0 to 100.

Best men's stability running shoes overall

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 70,269 users
91 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • fits true to size
  • secure fit
  • great stability
  • gusseted tongue
  • soft but not mushy
  • superb durability
  • no lace bite

Cons

  • not for speedy runs
  • could be lighter

Verdict

Thanks for making our daily runs nice and stable, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21! The upper hugged our feet well, and the midsole is balanced - it's neither mushy nor too rigid. It just kept our motions in check, preventing any excessive movements. It's certainly not a light shoe, but having tested its precursors, we can say that Brooks is heading in the right direction! Apart from support, what stood out to us also is its tank-like durability.
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Best stability road running shoes for men

Brooks Glycerin GTS 19
Brooks Glycerin GTS 19

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 8,394 users
91 / 100 from 13 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Good cushioning
  • Breathable
  • Smooth transition
  • Durable

Cons

  • Not very versatile
  • Slight heel slipping

Verdict

The Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 is a great every-day runner’s shoe that offers good cushioning on a stable platform and will go the distance. The Glycerin GTS 19 doesn’t offer anything that is mind-bending or earth-shattering. It’s simply consistent.
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Best stability trail running shoes for men

Asics Gel Trabuco 9
Asics Gel Trabuco 9

Corescore

84
Good!
4.2 / 5 from 615 users
84 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Excellent outsole grip
  • Durable
  • Impact-absorbent
  • Supportive
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable upper
  • Well-fitting

Cons

  • Lugs collect rocks
  • Excessively roomy toe box
  • Short laces

Verdict

The Asics Gel Trabuco 9 is a trail shoe that embodies the perfect mix of ruggedness and comfort. It's a solid choice for daily runs on the trails or grass. And for races, it's an excellent selection for sub-marathon and marathon distances. For anything longer, it falls short on cushioning. Experts advise going for the Asics Trabuco Max instead.
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Best Nike stability running shoes for men

Nike Air Zoom Structure 23
Nike Air Zoom Structure 23

Corescore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 403 users
85 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Excellent cushioning
  • Suitable for all-day wear
  • Wide platform 
  • Great stability
  • Snug and supportive heel area
  • Efficient landing and take-off
  • Eye-catching colorways

Cons

  • Poor breathability

Verdict

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 23 offers a different feel from its predecessor. It has a softer and more responsive cushioning but continues to provide a decent level of stability. This high-mileage Nike running shoe is not ideal for excessive overpronators because of its soft midsole. Also, the plush cushioning delivers an all-day comfort but users must keep in mind that it may feel warm on hot summer days.
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Best Asics stability running shoes for men

Asics Gel Kayano 28
Asics Gel Kayano 28

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 8,270 users
91 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Familiar Kayano fit
  • Roomier toebox
  • No lace bite
  • Added pep 
  • No medial post
  • Lost weight
  • Kayano durability

Cons

  • Heel slipping
  • Overly plush
  • Runs warm

Verdict

Still staying true to its Kayano roots, we found the Kayano 28 retaining its hallmark on stability and support while seeing some updates to amp up comfort and flexibility. And with better flex, the shoe was just overall fun! Although designed as a daily trainer, we found it fitting as a standalone shoe that you can take out of the closet during race day and on long, slow miles.
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Best value stability running shoes for men

Mizuno Wave Inspire 17
Mizuno Wave Inspire 17

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 3,258 users
90 / 100 from 14 experts

Pros

  • Perfect fit
  • Impressive lockdown
  • Moderate stability
  • Great for faster runs
  • Cushioned ride
  • No break-in needed
  • Really breathable
  • Good grip 
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Limited color options

Verdict

Super comfy, silky smooth, and sneaky fast! The Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 truly gave us a confidence-inspiring ride. It's a stability workhorse. If you want a supportive training run, it's the shoe to get, just as it's the right fit for a peppy, bouncy ride on race day. And as a true Mizuno, it's a killer in the durability department!
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What are the cheapest men's stability running shoes in 2022?

  1. New Balance FuelCell Prism v2 - from $61
  2. Puma Eternity Nitro - from $62
  3. Brooks Bedlam 3 - from $74
  4. Saucony Hurricane 23 - from $75
  5. Salomon Predict Soc - from $78
  6. Asics GT 1000 10 - from $84
  7. Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 - from $90
  8. Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 - from $98
  9. Asics GT 4000 2 - from $100
  10. Mizuno Wave Horizon 5 - from $100
  11. Saucony Guide 15 - from $100
  12. Asics GT 2000 9 Knit - from $100
  13. Brooks Launch GTS 9 - from $104
  14. New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v5 - from $116
  15. Asics Gel Kayano 28 - from $117

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.