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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome and shin splints

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.

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.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort
  • Cushioned but minimal drop

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room
  • Cushioning
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Support and comfort
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits the shape of my foot very well
  • Feels cushiony under my feet
  • Fits perfect, is the right amount of cushion

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support from the gel
  • The cushion
  • It prevents stress fractures

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Thick tongue
  • comfort and support

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Supportive
  • Wide toebox
  • Soft step

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • The price
  • overall good shoe

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • My feet feel great
  • Responsiveness
  • Almost flat sole

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

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