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The Best Motion-Control Sneakers

  • Brian Maranan Pineda

    Mizuno Wave Renegade 4

    With a wider tread and reinforced arch, the Mizuno Wave Renegade 4 lets you land without losing control and helps prevent ankle twists. These running sneakers are well cushioned for a comfy ride.

    Our tester says: "These sneakers fit my flat feet like a glove! My ankles felt really supported, especially going down hills." — Julia Glasscock, 45, from Winchester, Ohio, loves running half and full marathons. She currently logs 50 miles a week training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. (She's just five minutes shy of her goal!)

    Mizuno Wave Renegade 4, $124

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  • Asics GEL-Foundation 8

    Extra-dense foam in the midsole of these running shoes keeps your foot stable, and a perfectly molded heel cup gives you additional strike support.

    Asics GEL-Foundation 8, $94

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  • Brooks Addiction 8

    Even on long runs, these sneakers keep your foot firmly in place.

    Brooks Addiction 8, $94.99

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  • Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7

    These sneakers have a blend of control and cushioning with a durable outsole.

    Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7, $102.99

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  • Saucony ProGrid Omni

    The lightweight, breathable mesh makes these great summer sneakers.

    Saucony ProGrid Omni, $102.99

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  • New Balance 1011

    These sneakers from New Balance offer the maximum in pronation control with an abrasion-resistant liner (bye-bye blisters).

    New Balance 1011, $121.99

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  • Reebok Premier Control III

    These shoes from Reebok come in widths to help you find the perfect fit.

    Reebok Premier Control III, $104.99

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  • Avia Avi-Lite Guide

    The antibacterial sockliners in these Avia sneakers are removable, so they're easy to clean.

    Avia Avi-Lite Guide, $114

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  • Ryka MC2 Run

    These Ryka shoes are designed with cushioning in both the heel and forefoot.

    Ryka MC2 Run, $91.00

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  • Pearl Izumi SyncroGuide II

    These shoes from Pearl Izumi offer a smooth, cushioned ride with maximum stability.

    Pearl Izumi SyncroGuide II, $124.99

    Originally published on, June 2008.

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