Top Stability Shoes

Get Good Support and Durability for Your Walks

Stability shoes are more flexible than a motion control shoe while providing good support and durability. These shoes are for people who do not have severe motion control problems and mid-weight people. They tend to have a thick heel, which is not needed by walkers. The shoes listed are quality shoes with a good track record. Get your shoes fitted by an expert to find the pair that is right for you.


The New Balance 847 is the successor to long-time walking favorites, the 841 and 846. Walkers loved the comfort and flexibility of those models, making them shoes they bought year after year. The 847v2 continues that design with a rollbar and medial and lateral posts for motion control. It is Medicare-rated as a diabetic shoe. It comes in muted colors -- black, gray and white.


This design is very lightweight yet also supportive. They flex in just the right place in the forefoot while providing a TPU shank for stability at midfoot. The upper is very comfortable and breathable. They are not overly cushioned, so they are best for walks of an hour or less. Good news if you need a wide shoe, they come in regular and wide.


This is the running version of the Omni. Over the past few years, they have reduced the weight and the heel drop, making it better for walkers, who need a lower heel than runners. This trend in running shoes should benefit walkers who like to wear them. It provides good stability and still isn't exactly a lightweight shoe, so it should hold up for those of us carrying extra pounds. It won the Runner's World Editor's Choice Award.


The Guide is flatter than most walking/running shoes, with an 8 mm heel drop, while still providing stability and cushioning. Flatter shoes are better for achieving a good heel plant and roll through your step with a powerful walking stride. The Guide is also lighter in weight than many stability shoes. It comes in both medium and wide widths.


Asics renumbered its shoes and this is the update to the GT-2170. This walking shoe is flat and flexible but also provides stability and cushioning. It is available in widths. It also comes in a trail version if you want to take it off-road.


The walking version of the Omni has a wide forefoot that makes it a favorite for women. It comes in two versions for stability and ultimate stability.


The Adrenaline is a well-cushioned stability shoe. It is very flexible in the forefoot, as is needed by walkers. As expected for a traditional stability shoe, it is not lightweight, weighing in at 11 ounces per shoe. It provides a feeling of arch support for those who need it. If you like the regular version, it also comes in GTX waterproof version.


Great stability but lightweight? Yes, New Balance is using REVlite foam, reducing shoe weight by 30% With the 870v2 and continuing with the 870v3, the shoe weight is down to 8.4 ounces. The heel drop is also lower, which is great for walkers. This shoe also provides some motion control for overpronators, but it also works well for those with a neutral stride. The come in wide, narrow, and regular widths.


The Trance provides stability with lots of cushioning. It has lots of toe room. It has and enough cushioning and structure for medium to large sized walkers and runners. The list price is expensive but you can often find it on sale.


The Alchemy is consistently rated as one of the best stability shoes on the market, year after year. The 12 edition has more cushioning, although it still feels very firm. It has a new lacing system for a tighter fit. It's a shoe that will last longer for larger walkers.


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