10 Best Stability Running Shoes For Women in 2022

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10 Best Stability Running Shoes For Women in 2022

Flat feet and overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the feet) require a proper pair of stability shoes. Otherwise, your feet might end up in pain. 

With more than 200 stability running shoes for women, finding the perfect pair can be grueling. To ease that, we have tested and handpicked our top ten picks from five different categories. 

How we test running shoes

We avoid brand loyalty as much as we can, so we purchase them with our own money. And to commit to our goal of giving you a selection consisting of the best of the best, we also have our own shoe testing lab. 

Furthermore, we strictly follow these steps to give a data-driven and unbiased review: 

  • Clock up 30 to 50 miles of test runs in each model
  • Cut each shoe open to examine their parts
  • Measure each aspect of the shoe in multiple parameters

And to see how they fare against other running shoes, we calculate their CoreScore. It’s a rating that’s based on thousands of expert and user reviews.

Best stability running shoes overall for women

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
£81
£121
Top pick

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 66,593 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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Asics Gel Kayano 27
Asics Gel Kayano 27
£104
£108
£109
£158
Also great

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 56,775 users
90 / 100 from 21 experts

Pros

  • Excellent stability
  • Superb lock-in feel
  • Plush 
  • Comfortable
  • Luxurious feel 
  • Smooth ride 
  • Good for walking
  • Amazing grip
  • Extremely durable

Cons

  • Not for speed runs

Verdict

Now on its 27th iteration, the Kayano is everything we expect from a premium stability shoe. It's sturdy, supportive, has got an incredibly plush comfort (surprising for a stability shoe)! If there's a hang-up to it, it's the shoe's hefty weight, which for us, is not something that should be penalized, given its top-tier performance.
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Best road stability running shoes for women

Saucony Guide 14
Saucony Guide 14
£66
£81
£101
£101
Top pick

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 2,811 users
85 / 100 from 12 experts

Pros

  • Mild stability
  • Wide toebox
  • Familiar Saucony fit
  • Good grip
  • Perfect midfoot lockdown
  • Really durable

Cons

  • Uninspired ride
  • Heel slipping
  • A bit heavy

Verdict

A stability shoe made for training runs, the Guide 14 from Saucony just gets the job done for us. No frills, no gimmicks, just plain support. While it may be a positive for the shoe, it also renders a negative - it's a dull ride. Whether you're an overpronator or a neutral runner in need of extra arch support, the Saucony Guide is neither obtrusive nor too harsh to not find that sweet spot in your daily running shoe roster.
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Asics GT 2000 9
Asics GT 2000 9
£121
£121
Also great

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 12,225 users
88 / 100 from 19 experts

Pros

  • Do-it-all shoe
  • Comfortable fit
  • Secure foothold
  • Responsive, springy ride
  • No adaptation period
  • Durable
  • Reliable grip

Cons

  • Not breathable
  • Delicate heel collar and tongue

Verdict

True to its lineage, the Asics GT 2000 9 maintains its identity as the trusty stability road workhorse! It's a durable do-it-all shoe we'd pick if we want one go-to for our daily runs, long-distance stretches, and tempo-paced training runs. Even better, among other stability shoes we've tested, it's one of the springiest!
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Best stability trail running shoes for women

Salomon XA Pro 3D V8
Salomon XA Pro 3D V8
£96
£109
£109
Top pick

Corescore

84
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 14,736 users
85 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • Supportive
  • Agreeable to wear
  • Generous padding
  • Grips on muddy surface
  • Easy on/off
  • Suitable for trail running
  • Great for hiking

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Clunky
  • Stiff

Verdict

The Salomon XA Pro 3D, now in its 8th iteration, is a trail running shoe that is suitable for neutral runners and mild pronators. It is a great option for runners and athletes seeking a durable, comfortable, and supportive running companion. This shoe offers reliable protection and traction that help the user stay in control on any trail.
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Asics Gel Trabuco 9
Asics Gel Trabuco 9
£56
£60
£85
£121
Also great

Corescore

84
Good!
4.2 / 5 from 532 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 women

Nike Air Zoom Structure 24
Nike Air Zoom Structure 24
£100
£103
£111
£111
Top pick

Corescore

77
Decent!
4.2 / 5 from 129 users
70 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • One of the most stable neutral shoes
  • No break-in period
  • Slip-free foothold
  • Flexible forefoot
  • Grippy on wet and dry roads
  • Works for light trails
  • Durable outsole
  • Good for walking and gym training

Cons

  • Heavy for fast runs
  • Not for summer days
  • Not for wide feet
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Nike Air Zoom Structure 23
Nike Air Zoom Structure 23
£59
£129
Also great

Corescore

85
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 401 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 value stability running shoes for women

Asics GT 1000 10
Asics GT 1000 10
£72
£72
£73
£74
Top pick

Corescore

87
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 6,767 users
90 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Fits true to size
  • Great stability shoe
  • Good value
  • Good amount of cushioning
  • No time to wear in
  • Amazing grip
  • Durable

Cons

  • Could be too warm for some
  • Not enough cushioning for long runs

Verdict

Asics have been making excellent, budget friendly shoes in the GT 1000 line up for years now and the 10th iteration is no different. With improvements in the upper and heel locking, the GT 1000 10 brings all we love about this stability shoe to a whole new level.
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 17
Mizuno Wave Inspire 17
£92
£101
£101
Also great

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 3,160 users
90 / 100 from 15 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 women's stability running shoes in 2022?

  1. Salomon Predict Soc - from £31
  2. Brooks Bedlam 3 - from £48
  3. Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 - from £48
  4. Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 - from £65
  5. Asics GT 2000 10 - from £66
  6. Asics Gel Trabuco 9 - from £72
  7. Mizuno Wave Horizon 5 - from £75
  8. Asics GT 1000 10 - from £79
  9. Puma Eternity Nitro - from £82
  10. Asics GT 2000 9 Knit - from £85
  11. Asics Gel Kayano 28 - from £86
  12. Saucony Guide 15 - from £91
  13. Asics GT 2000 9 Trail - from £97
  14. Brooks Launch GTS 9 - from £98
  15. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 - from £102

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Author
Jovana Subic
Jovana Subic

Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.