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Best Nike shoes for Men with IT band syndrome

The Portland athletic giant got its start making running shoes. A waffle iron and billions of dollars later, Nike is the worldwide leader in making, marketing, and selling running shoes (among other athletic products). In fact, the current CEO of Nike got his start designing Nike's most popular running shoe: the Air Zoom Pegasus. Over the years, Nike has continued to perfect its popular running line, developing shoes for every stride, every budget, and every style.

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.

Nike Free RN Distance

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and very natural feel
  • soft
  • Sock like fit and low drop

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

Nike Free RN Distance

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Narrow and shallow toebox
  • The responsiveness
  • Light yet supportive

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fit around the ankle is better than most shoes I've tried on.
  • Shoes upper
  • The support

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable, comfortable, flexible
  • Breathable soft
  • Gives me support

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • It's light with the right amount of cushion
  • Fit and light

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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