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Best extremely durable shoes for Men with runner's knee

There is nothing worse than having a shoe that falls apart after a single wear. Finding a top, durable shoe can mean the difference between getting 50 miles out of a pair... or 500. And that extra durability can save you serious money. But having a durable shoe not only means saving money: it means less injuries, a better run, and a healthier life.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as Runner's Knee, is the constant scourge of many runners. Often caused by running where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, the nagging injury can be corrected with the right PT and the right shoes. Proper sneakers can reduce impact of shock, which in turns reduces kneecap stress. It's also important to replace your shoe regularly and, when you find the right shoe that prevents the injury, to stick with it.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is light, comfortable, and reasonably durable.
  • It's lightweight and responsive
  • It made my plantar fascia go away

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy
  • Support and flexibility
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I like running in it
  • Light, responsive
  • The comfortable support.

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Have worn several years different models without a shoe related problem
  • The customer service and running club
  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • Cushioning
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I feel fast while having enough support
  • The support
  • The stability for the ankle and pronation

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's cushioning and breathable
  • The cushion
  • It stays pretty consistent even with new models and the one thing that does not change is superior cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Has good cushioning
  • Cushion with support
  • Comfort, feel, durability.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins
  • The soft cushioning
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

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
  • It's fit
  • It sorted out my knee issue

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough cushioning and a nice breathable upper mesh
  • That it feels comfortable no matter the distance
  • Light weight

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

Brooks Launch 3

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