We attend a pre-sale party at Sangre de Cristo Mountain Works. One of the recommendations I’ve read for iliotibial band syndrome is stiffer, more supportive shoes. My tendency has been to go with shoes that minimize interference, usually Chaco sandals or soft trail runners. I try on a pair of Salomons (XA Pro 3D Ultra) with “ortholite” innards that fit the bill. They feel good and at 40% off, I decide to give them a try.