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Best shoes for Men with achilles pain

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.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • Flexible and feels like running on clouds
  • Durability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fairly comfortable
  • Heel cushion!
  • Soft and form fitting upper

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Breathable
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Adequete yet not overbearing cushioning, plenty of support for a lightweight shoe
  • Light weight
  • 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 Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion, really cushiony
  • Right combination of lightweight and cushion
  • Comfortable,lite weight

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Everrun technology
  • the cushioning, as I transferred to this shoe from a shoe with much less cushioning.
  • Cushion and breathable

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

Saucony Ride 9

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The comfort and support of the sole while keeping it very light.
  • Lots of cushion
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.
  • cushioning
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Room in the toe box, and mice cushion
  • Super cushioned.
  • Makes running in concrete less miserable!

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning and support
  • I can order it in a wide width
  • Light but supportive

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • They feel great from the start
  • Cushioned ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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