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The Best Stability Sneakers

  • Brian Maranan Pineda

    Nike Shox Walk

    The Nike Shox Walk not only has spring in the heel, it also features an extra strip of arch support in its sole to keep your foot from rolling. And with a nook for the Nike Plus microchip, you can keep track of your mileage as you jam to your iPod.

    Our tester says: "Wearing the Shox Walk was like walking on a cloud. They were supportive, but didn't weigh me down." — Rana Kahl, 41, from Manassas, Virginia, is a breast cancer survivor training for the 60-mile Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in Washington, D.C., October 3 to 5.

    Nike Shox Walk, $109

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    Merrell Siren Ventilator

    The serious treads on the rugged outsole of these sneakers provide tons of no-slip traction, so this shoe is ideal for walking both on- and off-road.

    Merrell Siren Ventilator, $89

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  • Pearl Izumi SyncroInfinity

    These sneakers from Pearl Izumi are great for high-mileage runners, plus they have an outsole designed for superior traction and durability.

    Pearl Izumi SyncroInfinity, $114.99

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  • Asics GEL-Kayano 14

    Asics redesigned their GEL-Kayano shoe this year to fit the back of your foot even better.

    Asics GEL-Kayano 14, $136.99

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  • Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8

    These shoes from Brooks have a resilient and cushioning sole to give you the support you need.

    Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8, $96.99

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  • Mizuno Wave Inspire 4

    You'll get the trademark Mizuno ride with just the right amount of support.

    Mizuno Wave Inspire 4, $97.99

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  • Saucony ProGrid Guide

    These sneakers from Saucony are flexible, with cushioning throughout the sole.

    Saucony ProGrid Guide, $97.99

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  • New Balance 768

    You'll get lightweight support and awesome shock absorption in these sneakers from New Balance.

    New Balance 768, $102.99

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  • Reebok Premier Road Plus KFS

    The midsole in these Reeboks combines stability and cushioning while the sole allows plenty of movement.

    Reebok Premier Road Plus KFS, $89.99

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  • Adidas Supernova Sequence

    The midsole in these sneakers from Adidas propels you forward as you toe off and the seamless upper is super comfortable.

    Adidas Supernova Sequence, $95

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  • Avia 2052

    These Avias are so supportive they're backed by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

    Avia 2052, $90

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  • Nike Air Zoom Structure Triax+ 11

    In these Nikes, everything from the arch support to the heel cradle is designed specifically for a woman's foot.

    Nike Air Zoom Structure Triax+ 11, $96.99

    Originally published on, June 2008.

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