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Best shoes for Women with achilles pain who need good support

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.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft landing
  • Durability
  • Flexible, good for long training runs

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Comfort
  • Its comfort and support.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just the right amount of cushion
  • The right amount of cushion without being too heavy
  • They are so cushiony and they don't make my toes fall asleep

Saucony Ride 8

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Light weight and flexible

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Right amount of cushion and support
  • Extra cushion
  • Cushion

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft but supportive
  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • Cushion

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The amount of cushion.
  • Support
  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable and lighter weight
  • Its moderate stability
  • The stability for the ankle and pronation

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

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