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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:

  • It's light but supportive
  • How light and comfortable it is
  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.

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:

  • Comfort
  • Tha soft cushion and a really comfortable fitting shoe
  • cushion and support

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 sole is lean but soft and responsive
  • lightweight, great fit, and the right about of cushion for me
  • It feels extremely good

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:

  • Soft
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • It makes my legs feel better

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:

  • Versatility
  • Supportive
  • Very comfortable

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:

  • The arches
  • The soft sole
  • Cushion

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:

  • The kickback when it lands
  • Lightweight yet supportive
  • Durability

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 cushion this shoe provides for my shins
  • Cushion
  • Light and supportive

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:

  • Lighter than most
  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • Flexible and wide enough

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:

  • cushioning and support
  • Cushioned and comfortable runs
  • Super durable with a cushioned forefoot

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Light, responsive
  • Minimal drop

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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