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Best shoes for Men with runner's knee and shin splints

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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Have worn several years different models without a shoe related problem
  • The customer service and running club
  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • The cushioning and responsiveness
  • It just feels right

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I like running in it
  • Light, responsive
  • The comfortable support.

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit, lightweight and motion control
  • 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
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins
  • The soft cushioning
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Has good cushioning
  • Cushion with support
  • Comfort, feel, durability.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough cushioning and a nice breathable upper mesh
  • That it feels comfortable no matter the distance
  • Light weight

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

Brooks Launch 3

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feels like it has good cushioning
  • Cheap
  • Good all around, but use a Sole insole.

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It helps me not to roll my ankles and helps with my shin splints
  • Comfort
  • Great cushion and no hot spots

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The snug fit
  • The light weight build keeps me feeling light on my feet
  • The arches

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Good cushion, heel toe drop
  • It's weight
  • The stable feel of it

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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