Should I buy a cushioning, stability, or motion control shoe? Scott T. November 10, 2017 13:48 Updated A cushioning shoe is made for both those with a neutral walking or running gait and for those who supinate (or roll outward) during their gait. If the wear on your sneakers looks even on both the inside and outside of the heel, you are probably a neutral walker or runner. A cushioning shoe is the best choice for you. A stability shoe helps with pronation control. These types of shoes are designed with technology to prevent overpronation (or rolling inward during your gait), such as a Rollbar, TS2, Extended Web, Stabilicore or medial and lateral posts. If the wear on your sneakers is mostly on the inner tread near the ball of the foot, a stability shoe is a good choice for you. A motion control shoe is one that helps with moderate to severe pronation. This type of shoe features Rollbar technology combined with medial and lateral posts. If there is severe wear on your sneakers on the inner tread near the ball of the foot, motion control shoes are an excellent choice for you.