Be that as it may, I always thought Asics shoes had both good cushioning and above-average motion control. The Eagle Trail II ($90; www.asics.com) is a trail-oriented shoe; the Kayano IX ($130) is better suited to pavement. The Kayano is also meant for runners who need stability. New Balance is another brand that's very tough and stable. The 1220S ($150; www.newbalance.com) is a highly rated option. Take a look, too, at the Adidas Adistar Control ($110; www.adidas.com).
I'd stick with the Spenco insoles, or maybe swap them out for a pair of Superfeet ($25; www.rei.com), which will add more stability (the Spencos mainly add cushioning). But, I just cringe when I think of you pounding down a hill somewhere. Running is really, really bad for your knees. Some people can go for years without blowing any cartilage, but you won't know how much damage is done until it's too late. I'm speaking as a reformed runner, including a half-dozen sub-three-hour marathons. No more, man, it's time to find another sport.
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