New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo £110
This is the first stability shoe NB has released under the Fresh Foam banner – a range of light shoes with extra-bouncy midsole cushioning. In an era when many shoes try to be many things to many runners, this is openly one for moderate-to-severe overpronators: the medial support is chunky. Elsewhere, the heel is low cut to reduce Achilles chafing and the forefoot is surprisingly flexible. Bottom line Low in weight but hefty stability, and plenty of cushioning to boot.