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Best Stability Running Shoe for Overpronators


The recommendation for runners who overpronate is typically a sturdy stability shoe that will provide ankle support.  Unfortunately, that stability comes at the cost of a rigid shoe that isn't always comfortable for running/walking.  

The HOKA ONE ONE Gaviota 2 employs the HOKA J-Frame™ rubberized foam design to support and protect your foot without using rigid materials.  This combined with the late stage meta-rocker, moderate heel bevel and flat waisted geometry is the basis for a supportive, energetic running stability shoe.  

While traditional stability shoes can be unforgiving, The Gaviota 2 is a stability shoe that will show you mercy without sacrificing support.

  • Tech term: Late stage meta-rocker
  • Which means: A running shoe design that encourages a healthy gait.  Late stage meta-rocker provides more support for wobbly ankles.

Model: 1099630 MIDP


  • Arch-lock wings offer midfoot stability and support
  • Lightweight, open engineered mesh to optimize comfort and breathability
  • Molded Ortholite sockliner offers a comfortable step in and precise fit
  • Late stage Meta-Rocker designed for additional stability and smooth toe-off
  • J-Frame™ using rubberized foam for support, rebound, and durability
  • Moderate heel bevel provides smooth heel transition
  • Flat-waisted geometry provides inherent stability
  • Zonal rubber placement for durability


  • Weight: 10.6 oz. (US 9)
  • Heel-toe drop: 5.0 mm
  • Stability: Stable, guides the foot to prevent overpronation
  • Cushion: Medium
  • Terrain: Road


Most felt the Gaviota runs true to size and width.

"I have seen an improvement in my achilles tendonitis and a decrease in knee pain."

"Put them on for my first half-marathon and never looked back."

"Helped me continue to walk/jog with plantar fasciitis.  My heel pain has significantly decreased."

"I wear them to work on concrete all day.  10,000 steps a day and my feet feel fabulous."

Customers who did not think the Gaviota was for them mentioned a wide heel and wishing for less colorful options.