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Best shoes for Men with plantar fascitis and runner's knee

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

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.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • support
  • Decent arch support

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Cushioning yet responsive
  • soft and comfortable

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and light
  • It's lighter but can last my high mileage
  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Combination of light weight with support.
  • lightweight, flexible upper
  • big toe box

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • It's durability
  • Cushion

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive
  • Cushioning
  • Support and cushion

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of padding
  • The comfort
  • Soft ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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.
  • Super cushioned.
  • Cushioning.

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I don't have shin splints
  • Durability, weight, and cushion
  • Cushion

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

Saucony Ride 9

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