Are you an over pronator? Do you need extra support on your long runs? We take a look at our top 3 support runners so far this year.
SAUCONY GUIDE ISO
Always a popular choice for runners who need support and stability on their run, this is a successor to the Guide 10. Instead of calling the latest update the Guide 11, Saucony have opted for the Guide ISO, referring to the updated ISOFIT design. And what is this? Basically, they have created a mid-foot wrap that gives a snugger upper fit over the arch area. They call it a dynamic fit system. In other words, it adapts to the shape and motion of your foot while you run. This makes the upper fit like a glove and is extremely comfortable. They have also added a second medial density post for extra support and stability over and above previous models.
The Guide ISO brings as much cushioning to your run, as it does support, in a lightweight shoe. The cushioning is more evenly distributed between the heel and the forefront due to the 8mm offset. The result? Your body stays in a more balanced and comfortable position with every footstrike.
- Great cushioning and support
- Durable, yet light
- One to one fit
MIZUNO WAVE INSPIRE 14
The Wave Inspire has always been a popular runner with our customers looking for medial support and plush cushioning in their running shoe. The 14 has had some major overhauls but we think these upgrades are bound to keep loyal fans happy.
First off, the midsole design has been changed to provide more bounce back and energy return. And Mizuno have added a new Cloudwave technology that creates an ideal balance of responsiveness and stability for moderate overpronators. The waves are at different heights and are specifically designed for maximum stability and added cushioning.
The Wave Inspire 14 is a great cushioned shoe and as before features both U4ic and U4icX foam compounds delivering lightweight, comfortable cushioning and a more energised ride.
The upper design has also been modified with a new mesh material at the forefront. This offers you a lightweight hold and more breathability. Traction has also been improved on the outsole – the same rubber material is used but the grooves have been changed.
- Great shock absorption
- Responsive cushioning
This shoe (and neutral version the Wave Rider) is suitable for runners experiencing calf and heel issues due to the 12mm drop and the heel protection delivered by the wave technology.
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Definitely a staff favourite, the New Balance 860v8 looks great and feels great to wear too. Now in its eighth year, the 860 is a great stability shoe which has had two main updates since last season. One of the major differences is the new engineered mesh on the top of the shoe which provides a more lightweight but secure upper fit and improved breathability. New Balance are also using a 3D Resin print which is applied through heat so there are no seams on the shoe. The second improvement is additional trufuse foam through the midsole providing a softer and responsive ride.
Try this one out in store on our test treadmill – you will be impressed!
- Suitable for high mileage
- Lively Ride