Designed for the overpronators among us – those that heel plant and roll inwards to absorb shock – stability shoes typically provide a blend of cushioning and support. They often have a hard plastic medial post or dual-density midsole which increases arch support and aids in transition from heel to toe. Stability shoes are also typically the bread and butter for most shoe manufacturers including the companies in this test, Adidas, ASICS and Saucony. All three provide shoes with the required features and more.

Here’s a quick rundown of the three shoes in the test:

Adidas AdiStar Salvation 3 – The company promotes the Salvation as a luxury training shoe and the description fits. Great, high-gloss materials and a plusher ride than most are this shoe’s hallmarks. See full review.

ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 – One of the most popular stability shoes on the planet, the latest generation Kayano doesn’t disappoint. It’s the lightest shoe in the test and boasts a glove-like fit. See full review.

Saucony Hurricane 13 – The Hurricane represents the top of Saucony’s stability shoe line. It has an innovative Arch-Lock to customize and ratchet down the fit and great grip on a variety of surfaces, wet or dry. See full review.
Not every shoe will perform the same for everybody. As you scope out your next running shoe purchase, make sure you visit your local running shoe store and try a range of product before you buy. Alternatively, try one of the many good online tools – like Shoe Dog from Road Runner Sports – to help narrow your choices.

Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Adidas, ASICS, Saucony and Mullen for providing product for these reviews. Written by Matt K.