ASICS GEL-Kayano 26 Ride
The Kayano is a support shoe, and it excels at preventing excess pronation.
Part of the support that makes the Kayano one of the best running shoes for overpronators comes from the cushioning. Where many neutral running shoes use consistent foam densities across the entire midsole, ASICS built the Kayano with two different densities of cushion depending on location.
The outside part of the shoe (called the lateral side) employs a healthy dose of ASICS’ popular GEL cushioning in the heel. ASICS says they redesigned the GEL technology in this version (read: added more GEL) to increase how much shock it can absorb.
On the inside (medial side) of the shoe, ASICS used an extra firm foam that starts around the middle of the heel and runs forward through the midfoot. That firmer compound doesn’t compress as much as the GEL when you land on it, which helps prevent your foot from rolling too far inward.