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Best shoes for Men with runner's knee who land on their heel

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.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support
  • Feels supportive
  • Durability and comfortability

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The underfoot cushion
  • Cushioned but minimal drop
  • Light and cushioned

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Price
  • Comfortable
  • Support

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Light weight and cushioned
  • the support

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Gentle stability
  • Cushion
  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Durability

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

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