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Best shoes for Women 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 GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great look, super padded, and very durable.
  • The cushion
  • comfort

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushion
  • It's fit

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:

  • Support
  • The customer service and running club
  • Cushion is like clouds

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • It's cushiony, fits well,
  • it has a soft cushion where the shoe sits just below ankle.

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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