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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome who land on their heel

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.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How lightweight it is.
  • Cushioning
  • The sole is lean but soft and responsive

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:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • support
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Lots of padding
  • Soft ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and durability
  • Comfortable
  • Fits my stride just right

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well
  • The feel
  • Cushion and Stability

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

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