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Best shoes for Men with IT band syndrome 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.

Many runners know the dangers of IT Band Syndrome; it can linger for months if not years, rearing its ugly head right before a race. IT band syndrome, or Iliotibial Band Syndrome, is caused when the ligament that runs outside the leg becomes tight, inflamed, and just downright painful to move. This problem can arise from weaknesses in certain muscles or running's repetitive motions. Luckily, the right shoe can make a difference, both in terms of preventing and treating IT band issues.

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The arch support
  • that it seems to do what I need it to -- reduce injuries.
  • Fits well, kind of light unfortunately, but breathable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • It has 500 miles

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Mizuno has done a great work keeping the inspire true to its ride through the series. They make small changes that rarely take away from function
  • The drop
  • Support

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight to support ratio
  • Its comfort during long runs.
  • So light, yet so much cushion. The support is good for neutral runners, but also people who need a bit of support.

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:

  • Soft step
  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Comfort over long distance

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • Dunno
  • It moderately helps with my shin splits, but is a heavy shoe. Looking for something supportive but lightweight

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

Saucony Guide 6

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Total comfort
  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down
  • Wide toe box

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

Saucony Guide 9

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