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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:

  • The support which is extremely strong
  • Comfort
  • Comfortable, support in all the right places without being rigid

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:

  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • 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 springy

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:

  • One piece seemless upper and the fly ropes give the mid foot a snug feel without being restrictive
  • Has the right amount of cushion
  • The cushion

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:

  • Minimal shoe
  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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:

  • Weight and cushioning
  • Super cushioned.
  • The cushion

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:

  • I find it reliable.
  • The cushioning in the shoe.
  • Super comfortable when landing

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
  • It feels both stable and lightweight
  • Soft, with larger toe box

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:

  • Stability
  • Good all around, but use a Sole insole.
  • Cheap

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:

  • Feels light and supportive! And I like the colors!
  • lightweight
  • Smoothness of roll

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 study sole, providing grip and stability
  • Flexible shoe
  • The snug fit

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:

  • Support
  • Good support and flexible
  • No change from the last model.

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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