Quite a few runners suffer from overpronation while walking and running. One of the key elements they need in their running shoes, therefore, is stiff construction that provides support to the foot from heel to toe. Additionally, overpronation can cause the shoes to stretch out and wear out in odd ways, so the shoe should be constructed in a way that stands up to this type of stress.
The Saucony Progrid Stabil CS 2 is manufactured by Saucony for men and women who overpronate during exercise. The shoe features a Comfort Stability Zone which works to provide stability and flexibility for people with this problem. The shoe also has an arch lock which is there to support the medial side of the foot.
Comfort and support is provided by the heel cassette ProGrid technology which dissipates impact shock to allow for a smooth tread. The running shoes are made from synthetic and mesh fibers and sport rubber soles made from carbon rubber which allows for superior traction.
The stability arch lock adapts to the foot to provide a secure fit at the midfoot. The CS zone works to maximize stability in the entire area affected by overpronation. Customers who purchased this shoe found that it does indeed stabilize the ankle and promotes motion control. The shoes also offer plenty of room in the toe box to prevent toes from getting squished. In fact, people who have a wide forefoot but narrow heels have found this shoe fits them well as well as provides comfort and support.
To enhance the wicking effect, Saucony uses a performance level fabric to increase comfort and promote ventilation. The open cell foam sockliner allows feet to breathe and kills bacteria with a microbial layer. This lessens the likelihood of getting bowled over by stinky feet after your run.
The primary complaint about the Saucony Progrid Stabil CS 2 is that in recent years the company has attempted to make the shoe more lightweight. However, they may have sacrificed some of the stiffness in the process. Many customers have stated that support was lacking in newer models or that the shoe wore out quicker than previous models. It may be that Saucony has switched to using mesh as a form of reinforcement for overpronation but this may not be providing the support that customer’s need. Additionally, the shoe seems to run narrow and you may need to get a bigger width than normal in order to maintain comfort.
Overall, the Saucony Progrid Stabil CS 2 is a good motion control shoe for runners who need support but also flexibility when they run. It is available in both men and women’s sizes. The color options are white/black/silver for men and white/gray/blue for women.