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Best shoes for Women who prefer stability support and land on their midfoot

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.

From Chi-Running to natural running, many run coaches have been touting the benefit of midfoot running over the past decade. Midfoot running means landing on the center of your foot--not the front (forefoot) or back (heel). Many advocates say this is the natural way to run, and the way humans would be running if our stride wasn't corrupted by hard pavement and clunky shoes. However, because not all running shoes tailor to midfoot runners, people who land in the middle of their foot have to find the right shoe meant for this type of stride.

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • Enough support but still light
  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.

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

Saucony Guide 6

Asics Gt-2000 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it's pretty reliable. I've worn this shoe forever!
  • the shoes's support
  • Weight

Asics Gt-2000 4

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.
  • Support
  • Flexible

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:

  • Light weight and cushioned
  • Light weight but super supportive and stable
  • It's very light and gives ample support.

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushion level
  • Its durability
  • Light, cushiony with moderate stability

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • Decent arch support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • Fits the shape of my foot very well

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • stability
  • Its comfortable
  • the support an darch

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The price
  • the arch support
  • It's really supportive

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The shoe's durability
  • Soft step

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • Light weight
  • Light, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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