10 Best Medium Support Running Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Medium Support Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8M, Black/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8M, Black/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - D - 9.0

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - D - 9.0
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width, "2E" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

ASICS Women's Gel-venture 5 Running Shoe, Black/Aqua Mint/Flash Coral, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-venture 5 Running Shoe, Black/Aqua Mint/Flash Coral, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with multisurface traction
  • High-abrasion rubber

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Silver - D - 12.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Silver - D - 12.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width, "B" = Narrow width, "EEEE" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

ASICS Men's Gel Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Ink/Ocean, 11 M US

ASICS Men's Gel Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Ink/Ocean, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Rubber sole
  • Outdoor-ready runner with mesh and brushstroke-patterned underlays
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning
  • Removable sockliner accommodates medical orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with reversed traction lugs

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Glacier Grey/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Glacier Grey/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 8M, Black/Island Blue/Pink Glow

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 8M, Black/Island Blue/Pink Glow
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.

New Balance Women's Propel V1 FuelCell Running Shoe, Lead/Black, 9 M US

New Balance Women's Propel V1 FuelCell Running Shoe, Lead/Black, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Athletic shoe
  • Synthetic

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - D - 9.5

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - D - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners obsessed with softness and cushioning. Sleeker than in the past, this shoe will appeal to people who love tons of cushion but — until now — haven’t loved the style.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • THE PERFECT FIT AND FEEL: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The DNA LOFT transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (003)/White, 9

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (003)/White, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
  • Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
  • EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return

Fall TV Alert: Amazing Race 12 is Off and Running

The young couples are dominating the first several legs of the race in Europe, though a few "older" teams are not too far behind.

As soon as the teams opened the ubiquitous orange and black box to find out what their first destination would be, the race was on, as the teams first went in their cars and then to LAX, for the other luscious green landscape of Ireland.

And so the race was on, that madcap scramble of teams, their belongings and their sanity. Through three legs thus far the teams have rumbled around Ireland, leapt bogs in Holland and ridden past mounds of trash in West Africa, only to find that they are thankful for what they have (a common theme in the race) and grateful for the opportunity.

This year the teams having the opportunity are Kynt and Vyxsin, a self-proclaimed "goth" couple from Kentucky and Ronald and Christina, a father/daughter team fast becoming the talk of this year's version, in part to the father's old-school military-style commands, his "Who's Your Daddy?" shirts he wears and the daughter's dislike of his commands. Azarea and Hendekea, two siblings with lots of athleticism and teamwork, Rachel and TK, a hippie-like concoction of sorts and only dating at the moment and Lorena and Jason, another dating couple, add into the mix some youth and are dark horses to win it.

But the team to beat thus far has been Jennifer and Nathan, in spite of their fighting and dare we say, poor sportsmanship. The team has consistently been in the top three overall and seems to be a solid favorite. But like other Amazing Race years (who can forget Charla and Mirna?) there seems to be a fan favorite in Nicolas and Donald, the grandfather/grandson duo whose lack of athleticism has not dampened either their spirits or our eyes from laughing so hard, particularly when the spritely 68-year-old Donald dropped trou in Holland to jump that mud bog, which is considered a sport.

And we cannot forget friends Shana and Jennifer, the pair of spokes model friends who are easy on the eyes and like other years, will have built-in advantages that the other teams don't. That always counts for something in the race, since the ability to hail cabs in the nether regions of the world is a necessary skill, as well as the ability to communicate with body language. Already eliminated from this year's race are Ari and Staella, Marianna and Julia and Kate and Pat.

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