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Best shoes for Men with lighter builds who prefer stability support

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

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.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Its durability
  • cushion level

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • very comfortable!
  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down
  • Total comfort

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

Saucony Guide 9

Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the comfort
  • It's very supportive and is comfortable to wear
  • Midsole is excellent and arch support isn't obtrusive

Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8

Nike LunarGlide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Pretty light and breathable
  • Soft
  • Support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with flat feet and IT band syndrome.

Nike LunarGlide 8

New Balance 860v6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It helps with my running form a lot more than most shoes
  • It helps with my back and flat feet
  • Softer upper

New Balance 860v6

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