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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome who need good support

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 Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The forefoot cushioning
  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The fit
  • Lightweight and support

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:

  • Gel-padding & it supports my orthotics
  • Fits perfect
  • Soft ride, fits my foot well with my orthotics

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioned support which helps me to heel strike or mid foot strike with ease. No more shin splints.
  • The heel fit
  • The way it fits my foot , which has a narrow heel and it is still responsive on the ground

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability for overpronation
  • Reliable year to year
  • heel fit and wide toe box

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Smooth transition from landing to toe off
  • low drop
  • Light. Bouncy.

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible
  • Very comfortable

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:

  • Upper fit
  • I can order it in a wide width
  • Support

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning and response of the sole
  • Is incredibly flexible and helped me stop heel striking
  • 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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft sole
  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • Lasts 6 months doesn't squish toes

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • Decent arch support
  • Was cushioning

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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