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Best Brooks shoes for Women with achilles pain

The Seattle-based Brooks is the number one selling shoe brand in running stores. This is because the running-only Brooks has stayed innovative while remaining true to the foundational success of its top styles, such as the Adrenaline, Ghost, and Glycerin. When a new runner wants their first running shoe, Brooks is often the perfect entry shoe since its award winning styles can fit almost any stride. And for the long time runner who has worn Brooks for years, there's no reason to try another shoe since the brand works great mile after mile.

Achilles pain, which often stems from achilles tendinitis, can linger and derail a training season and even a running career. When the Achilles tendon comes under too much stress, it can become inflamed (the tendinitis) or even rupture. To prevent the debilitating issue, it's important to stretch the calves, not build up mileage too quickly, and avoid excessive hill work or speedwork. It's also important to buy the right running shoes. Wearing inflexible shoes, shoes that don't fit your stride (for pronators especially), and shoes with a low heel-to-drop can all cause Achilles issues.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability prevents injury
  • Flexible
  • Just enough support without feeling too heavy

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fitted and very comfortable
  • Light weight
  • It feels both stable and lightweight

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough cushion
  • Cushioned and comfortable runs
  • The cushion and support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the design
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • The stability and support it offers.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Comfort while running. A feeling of stability and a "hug" around my foot
  • Helped with my slight pronation

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

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