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Best Asics shoes for Men with IT band syndrome

Over the past 30 years, Asics has made some of the best running shoes on the market. The Gel-Kayano, Gel-Cumulus, and GT-2000 series have been three of the best selling running shoes on the planet. That's because Asics' long commitment to quality and wear testing has produced shoes that runners get hooked on--and never want to take off.

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 GT-2000 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel, which fits my funny shaped foot
  • It lasts through more miles than my other shoes in the past. (My feet have worn holes in all my previous pairs of shoes)
  • it feels really super comfortable, but is actually pretty light too.

Asics GT-2000 3

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support it gives me while also being fairly light for a stability shoe
  • The arch support
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Smoothness of roll
  • The level of support and the soft iller
  • Cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft, light and feels great
  • Can withstand some water
  • Cushion

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

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