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Best Nike shoes for Men with plantar fascitis

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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

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 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

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight
  • how well it immediately formed to my foot

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable, flexible, and looks good
  • The whole bottom half of the shoe, which is very soft.
  • The light feel and fit

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31

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

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