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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:

  • Soft and springy
  • The shoe itself is very comfortable on landing. The boost material makes it really easy on the shins. The top is very breathable.
  • 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:

  • Cushioned landing and light
  • It feels both stable and lightweight
  • That it feels comfortable no matter the distance

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:

  • Wide toe box
  • The lightweight and comfortable design
  • Forefoot cushion

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:

  • Fits my feet perfectly and there is enough room for my toes
  • It's cushiony, fits well,
  • The added stability

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:

  • It's a shoe
  • Comfortable
  • Narrow and shallow toebox

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:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushion and toebox
  • The comfort and support of the sole while keeping it very light.

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:

  • It has 500 miles
  • It's very comfortable
  • It's durability

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:

  • How lightweight it is.
  • comfortable
  • Lightweight and responsive but still supportive

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:

  • Comfort
  • Cushioned ride
  • lightweight, comfortable,

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:

  • Low heel
  • Flexibility and support.
  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the maximal cushioning is the best part about the shoe
  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • No body pain

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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