Motion-control shoes = you have scant arches and need to control your overpronating (titling your food awkwardly while running).... usually heavy as heck
Stability shoes = you overpronate while running; they also make stability+ shoes that provide additional support
On a recent trip to an outlet mall, I ventured into the Saucony store. Since this was only my second time at this particular outlet, I asked myself... was this store always there? WHY did I not go sooner?!
I scored these Stabils for less than $70, AFTER taxes. Kind of a steal, since my last pair ran for about double that. There was a coupon in the directory/map of the mall, so "The Ukrainian" and I were able to save $$$ on our purchases.
I was convinced to try motion-control again after realizing how light these felt on my feet. Since I have been running in this brand for a long time, I could tell the differences between this one and the Hurricanes were pretty subtle.
These are the shoes I am going to wear to my marathon, and so far, I have noticed less foot and arch pain during my training runs with these. And no, they aren't too heavy, even though my steps tend to be.