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Best shoes for Men with IT band syndrome

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.

Asics GT-2000 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • you can always find it cheap and it's always reliable.
  • Wide toe box and narrow heel, which fits my funny shaped foot
  • Its support

Asics GT-2000 3

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Forefoot cushioning
  • The lugs
  • Fast and light

Newton Running Distance V

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Responsiveness
  • breathable
  • cushioning and comfort

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the design
  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • Reliable year to year

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Altra Torin 2.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box
  • The amount of cushioning is comfortable
  • Wide toe box and cushion

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

Altra Torin 2.0

Altra Lone Peak 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability and toe box
  • zero drop
  • wide toe box

Altra Lone Peak 2.5

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • Light and supportive
  • Cushioned but minimal drop

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's cheap and does its job very well
  • Not heavy, little support
  • Lightweight with cushioning

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I can get close to 300 miles out to them
  • Light weight but super supportive and stable
  • Mizuno has done a great work keeping the inspire true to its ride through the series. They make small changes that rarely take away from function

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • upper and cushioning
  • 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

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Softness and breathable
  • Soft landing
  • super soft and lightweight

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

Hoka One One Clifton

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