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Best shoes for Women with a bad back 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.

A bad back can ruin everything from running or basic household tasks. Luckily there are shoes, both for running and walking, that are meant for folks with bad backs. The most important thing is figuring out whether you need a stability shoe, a neutral shoe, or a motion controlled shoe. Second, it's important to find a shoe that has worked for people with bad backs. These athletic shoes are often cushioned, have great arch support, and allow for flexibility for your individual stride.

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • Breathable, fit, and how it runs

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

Saucony Guide 6

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It sorted out my knee issue
  • Once I am able to break them in (a week-ish) they are extremely comfortable
  • Cushioning

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • comfort
  • Stability control and cushioning
  • Very comfortable

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • 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

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