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Best shoes for Men with IT band syndrome and runner's knee

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.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as Runner's Knee, is the constant scourge of many runners. Often caused by running where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, the nagging injury can be corrected with the right PT and the right shoes. Proper sneakers can reduce impact of shock, which in turns reduces kneecap stress. It's also important to replace your shoe regularly and, when you find the right shoe that prevents the injury, to stick with it.

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • flexibility, affordability
  • Light weight with moderate cushion
  • Light weight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Room in the toe box, and mice cushion
  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • support
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • cushion and support
  • Cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Lots of padding
  • Soft 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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