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Best shoes for Men with achilles pain who prefer stability support

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

Achilles pain, which often stems from achilles tendinitis, can linger and derail a training season and even a running career. When the Achilles tendon comes under too much stress, it can become inflamed (the tendinitis) or even rupture. To prevent the debilitating issue, it's important to stretch the calves, not build up mileage too quickly, and avoid excessive hill work or speedwork. It's also important to buy the right running shoes. Wearing inflexible shoes, shoes that don't fit your stride (for pronators especially), and shoes with a low heel-to-drop can all cause Achilles issues.

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well
  • The feel
  • Cushion and Stability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The durability.
  • The cushioning and lightweight
  • Total comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Saucony Guide 9

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The toe box is flexible and roomy.
  • The drop
  • I can get close to 300 miles out to them

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and durability
  • Comfortable
  • Fits my stride just right

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • Cheap
  • Stability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

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