It does not stay in place.It slides down . I had to readjust it throughout the day. Maybe it cannot be worn over athletic leggings. I have no idea . But usually these braces can be worn over tights ,pantyhose,and leggings. They do offer great support when properly aligned.They do allow for functional ROM(range of motion). I have not worn them directly on my legs only over athletic tights or leggings. The design is very nice .I will probably have to wear them under my leggings or wear leggings that are not as smooth. Do I recommend this product?The answer is yes because the design is functional and does provide stability when it stays where it should .