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Best shoes for Men with achilles pain who need good support

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
  • Soft and breathable

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • its lighter than my last shoe, feels like I can crush all my PRs
  • Flexible
  • Fit and comfort

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

Brooks Launch 3

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The feel. The ride 9 is a softer landing which I love but the Lower part of the shoe is a bit smaller than the last model
  • Support
  • easy to break in

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

Saucony Ride 9

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning without feeling like I'm stomping around
  • It's comfortable
  • 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:

  • Narrow and shallow toebox
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot
  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Cushion and toebox
  • It's light but we'll cushioned

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and cushiony
  • Flexible
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and responsive but still supportive
  • Super cheap.
  • It feels extremely good

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • comfort and support
  • Lots of padding

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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.
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • It feels so comfortable

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Super cushioned.
  • Cushioning and response of the sole

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

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