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Running Shoes - Mild Pronation Control
ASICS Gel Empire (M/W) si
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6 (M/W) widths si
Brooks Trance 5 (M/W) si
Mizuno Wave Alchemy 5 widths si
Mizuno Wave Inspire 2 si
New Balance 767 (M/W) widths si
New Balance 1221 (M/W) widths si
Nike Air Structure Triax 9 (M/W) widths si
Nike Air Max Moto (M/W) si
Nike Shox TL3 si
Saucony GRID Omni 5
Saucony Shadow 6000 (Classic)
Saucony Grid Hurricane 7 Running Shoes

Running Shoes - Moderate Pronation Control
Adidas Supernova Control (M/W) widths
ASICS Gel Kayano XII (M/W) widths si
ASICS Gel-Foundation VI (M/W) widths si
ASICS Gel Evolution II (M/W) widths si
Brooks Addiction 6 (M/W) widths si
Mizuno Wave Elixer si
New Balance 857 ST (M/W) widths si
Reebok Supreme Control DMX (M/W)
Puma Complete Premise
Saucony: 3D Grid Regulate (M/W) si
Saucony: Grid Stabil MC (M/W) widths

Running Shoes - Maximum Pronation Control
Brooks Beast (M/W) widths si
Brooks Ariel (W) widths si
Mizuno Wave Renegade 3 si
New Balance 1010 (M/W) widths

Running Shoes -Cushioning
ASICS Gel-Cumulus VI widths si
ASICS Gel Landreth si
Brooks Glycerin 4
Mizuno Wave Rider 9 widths
Mizuno Wave Creation 7 si

Key
widths readily available in widths (partial listing and subject to change)
si readily available in large sizes (partial listing and subject to change)

Running Shoes - Trail
Adidas Supernova Trail++
Asics Gel-Eagle Trail+
Brooks Gila (M/W) Trail Shoe +
Montrail Diez Vista + (also for road use)
Montrail Vitesse +
Montrail Leona Divide + (fits wide foot)
Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR ++ (goretex)
Montrail Hardrock +++ good torsional rigidity
Montrail Kinabalu +
North Face Ultra GTX +

Key
+ Mild pronation control
++ Moderate pronation control
+++ Strong pronation control

Trail shoes also require protective features that limit exposed EVA to prevent piercing of the sole by sharp branches and to limit stone bruises. Traction elements are also important with the sole designed to enhance braking and limit lateral slipping.

Torsional and Flexion Stability are desirable features to assist in protection from the adverse impact of excessive pronation and to help those individuals with plantar fasciitis. Lateral stability is also desired to lessen the possibility of ankle sprains.

The current commonly used terms of stability and motion control are poorly chosen and inappropriately used. The way these terms are used in shoe descriptions does not reflect biomechanical function and are confusing and potentially misleading. We choose to define shoes function in degrees of protection from over pronation (which is a form of stability and motion limitation) using the term "pronation control". This method is used rather than creating confusion by the use of two similar terms taken to mean something different than they should. Many of the shoes we rate as offering mild pronation control are often categroized as "netutral" shoes.

 

 


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