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Best Saucony shoes for Men with IT band syndrome

You'll rarely see an ad for Saucony, which is one of the best selling running shoe brands in the world. But the Boston-based running company, which has been around since 1898, has a well-earned reputation for quality and a very loyal following. From lightweight shoes like the Kinvara to heavily cushioned shoes like the Triumph ISO, Saucony has won numerous awards and today is the number three running shoe brand sold in run specialty stores.

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.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The right balance between cushioning and responsiveness
  • Minimal drop
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • Toe space is great
  • The comfortability and the heel cushioning.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Enough support but still light
  • Large toe box, foot fits just right on arch

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

Saucony Guide 6

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box
  • light and breathable
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the weight and responsiveness
  • The plush ride
  • Light

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

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