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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome

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.

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How light and comfortable it is
  • Lightweight and support
  • It's light but supportive

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

Brooks Launch 2

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Extra cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The smooth ride
  • Response
  • How lightweight it is.

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Max cushion
  • Cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Good cushion, heel toe drop
  • Comfort
  • It feels like it's part of my own feet

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's the only one that gives me a consistent good ride
  • Cushion
  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • It is light and breathable
  • Comfort weight

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The RMAT outsole is actually great on light trails.
  • The underfoot cushion
  • The cushion is amazing

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • So comfortable
  • lightweight, flexible upper
  • Comfortable sole

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • comfortable,light and right amount of support for long run
  • Cushion

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Perfect evition of a shoe that has carried me many miles.
  • Light weight
  • Lightweight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

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