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Top 9 Motion Control Shoes for Walking

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Updated April 10, 2014

If you overpronate, and especially if you are a heavy person who overpronates, you may need the correction and support these firm and heavy shoes provide. The listed shoes are high-quality shoes with motion control technology. The best technology goes into running shoes rather than walking shoes. No shoe is right for everybody - get fit for the shoe that is best for you.

1. Brooks Beast

Brooks Beast 12 Motion Control Shoe
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The Beast is a perennial favorite for motion control, especially for heavy walkers and severe overpronators. It is built to take a pounding, and is known to be a more durable model. The Beast is the men's model of this shoe. They come in regular (D), wide (2E), and extra wide (4E) and sizes from 8 to 16, making it the choice of big-foots who need motion control.

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2. Brooks Ariel

Brooks Ariel 12 Motion Control Shoe
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The Ariel is the women's version of the Beast. Like the Beast, it is built for motion control, especially for heavy walkers and severe overpronators. It is a more durable shoe. It even comes in wide and extra wide for those who need even more width. It also comes in sizes up to 13.

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3. New Balance 928

New Balance 928 Walking Shoe
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The New Balance 928 is a very stable motion control walking shoe. It's available in full leather for great durability. It has classic style, which might be dull, but that's a plus for all-day wear. It comes in white, black, gray and tan, all nice drab colors for wearing throughout the day and on the job. Its predecessor, the 927, was the winner of our 2011 About.com Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes.

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4. Saucony GRID Stabil

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Overpronators and heavy walkers have loved this shoe for years. The CS3 is significantly lighter than previous versions, which tended to be very heavy. The GRID Stabil has more cushioning than many motion control shoes. It also is more flexible than many motion control shoes. But it only comes in regular width.

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5. New Balance 1340

New Balance 1340 Shoes
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This motion control trainer is an update to the New Balance 1012. It has extra cushioning for those who are heavier in weight or put in long mileage. They come in standard, wide and extra-wide for those who need more width, as well as up to size 13 for women and 16 for men. It is Medicare rated as a diabetic shoe.

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6. Asics Gel Evolution

Asics Gel Evolution
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This motion control shoe has enough volume to accommodate orthotics. It is favored by users who like a narrow heel and a wide toebox. It has maximum cushioning, which makes it a good choice for heavier-weight users and for those who put in long distance training miles.

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7. Brooks Adrenaline

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13
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For walkers who need stability, the Brooks Adrenaline is an excellent choice. It comes in narrow, regular, and wide widths, and even comes in a GTX waterproof trail version. Consistently good year after year, it earned the Runner's World Editor's Choice Award in 2013. It was a finalist in the 2011 About.com Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes

8. Orthaheel Walker Shoes

Orthaheel Walker Shoe
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The Orthaheel Walker is a patented, orthotic walking shoe. It helps improve your posture and realign your foot. with a special footbed system, arch support and a deep heel cup. It was a finalist in the 2011 About.com Walking Readers' Choice Award for Motion Control Shoes.

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9. Brooks Addiction

Brooks Addiction 9
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This is an eco-friendly shoe for the severe overpronator who needs serious motion control. The mid-sole is biodegradable. Wearers cite the comfort and stability of the shoe. And even though it's biodegradable, the outsole is durable. The Brooks Addiction come in widths, although this model tends to run narrow.

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