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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:

  • the shoe's durability and consistency
  • Its support
  • you can always find it cheap and it's always reliable.

Asics GT-2000 3

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Once I am able to break them in (a week-ish) they are extremely comfortable
  • overall good shoe
  • Fits well, kind of light unfortunately, but breathable

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:

  • How great it cushions the impact of running
  • How comfortable it is
  • Extra cushion

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:

  • Can withstand some water
  • Comfortable ride
  • Flexible

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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