Top Motion Control and Pronation Shoes for Walking

If you overpronate, and especially if you are a heavy person who overpronates, you may need the correction and support these firm and heavy shoes provide. The listed shoes are high-quality shoes with motion control technology. The best technology goes into running shoes rather than walking shoes. No shoe is right for everybody - get fit for the shoe that is best for you.

Brooks Beast

Brooks Beast
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The Beast is a perennial favorite for motion control, especially for heavy walkers and severe overpronators. It is built to take a pounding, and is known to be a more durable model. The Beast is the men's model of this shoe. They come in regular (D), wide (2E), and extra wide (4E) and sizes from 8 to 16, making it the choice of big-foots who need motion control.

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Brooks Ariel

Brooks Ariel 16
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The Ariel is the women's version of the Beast. Like the Beast, it is built for motion control, especially for heavy walkers and severe overpronators. It is a more durable shoe. It even comes in wide and extra wide for those who need even more width. It also comes in sizes up to 13.

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New Balance 928

New Balance 928
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The New Balance 928 is a very stable motion control walking shoe. It's available in full leather for great durability. It has a classic style, which might be dull, but that's a plus for all-day wear. It comes in white, black, gray and tan, all nice drab colors for wearing throughout the day and on the job. Its predecessor, the 927, was the winner of our Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes.​ Sometimes dull can be just what you need.

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New Balance 1340

New Balance 1340 Shoes
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This motion control trainer is an update to the New Balance 1012. It has extra cushioning for those who are heavier in weight or put in long mileage. They come in standard, wide and extra-wide for those who need more width, as well as up to size 13 for women and 16 for men. It is Medicare rated as a diabetic shoe.

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Asics Gel-Fortify

ASICS Gel-Fortify
ASICS Gel-Fortify. Courtesy of Amazon

This motion control shoe has enough volume to accommodate orthotics. It has maximum cushioning, which makes it a good choice for heavier-weight users and for those who put in long distance training miles.

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Saucony GRID Stabil

Saucony GRID Stabil CS3
Saucony GRID Stabil CS3. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Overpronators and heavy walkers have loved this shoe for years. The CS3 is significantly lighter than previous versions, which tended to be very heavy. The GRID Stabil has more cushioning than many motion control shoes. It also is more flexible than many motion control shoes. But it only comes in regular width.

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Brooks Adrenaline

Brooks Adrenaline 14
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For walkers who need stability, the Brooks Adrenaline is an excellent choice. It comes in narrow, regular, and wide widths, and even comes in a GTX waterproof trail version. Consistently good year after year, it earned the Runner's World Editor's Choice Award and was a finalist in our Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes

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Orthaheel Walker Shoes

Orthaheel Walker Shoe
Orthaheel Walker Shoe. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

The Orthaheel Walker is a patented, orthotic walking shoe. It helps improve your posture and realign your foot. with a special footbed system, arch support and a deep heel cup. It was a finalist in the Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes.

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Brooks Addiction

Brooks Addiction 9
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This is an eco-friendly shoe for the severe overpronator who needs serious motion control. The mid-sole is biodegradable. Wearers cite the comfort and stability of the shoe. And even though it's biodegradable, the outsole is durable. The Brooks Addiction come in widths, although this model tends to run narrow.

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Asics Gel Foundation Walker

Asics Gel Foundation
Asics Gel Foundation. Photo courtesy of Pricegrabber

The Gel Foundation has been a top rated motion control shoe for many years. It has some flexibility due to flex grooves in the forefoot. This shoe comes in regular and wide versions, from size 6 to 11. It has a wider toe box, and even features a "bunion window" to relieve pressure in the bunion area.

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