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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 upper
  • Roomy toe box
  • Very comfortable and provide excellent cushioning

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 fit
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • 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:

  • Tha soft cushion and a really comfortable fitting shoe
  • Cushiony
  • Cushion

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:

  • It's one of only a few shoes that doesn't give me terrible blisters on the arches of my feet
  • Durability
  • The cushioned support which helps me to heel strike or mid foot strike with ease. No more shin splints.

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:

  • comfort
  • Stability for overpronation
  • It's very comfortable

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:

  • It fits well... At least the 3 and 5. The others had too big of a toe box.
  • Flexibility
  • It is comfortable and supportive for a "minimalist" shoe

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:

  • Cushioned landing and light
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible
  • Fitted and 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:

  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfortable
  • 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:

  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Cushioned but minimal drop
  • The shoe's cushion

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 wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • It's the only one that gives me a consistent good ride
  • Supportive, but not too much. durable, good for trails and roads

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:

  • Light and fits me well
  • 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
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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