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Best shoes for Women with patellar tendinitis who land on their heel

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as Runner's Knee, is the constant scourge of many runners. Often caused by running where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, the nagging injury can be corrected with the right PT and the right shoes. Proper sneakers can reduce impact of shock, which in turns reduces kneecap stress. It's also important to replace your shoe regularly and, when you find the right shoe that prevents the injury, to stick with it.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Good combination of cushion yet relatively lightweight
  • Great cushion and no hot spots
  • Wider toe box than Hoka One One

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • great fit
  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushion and lightweight
  • 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 Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light but supportive
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • The cushioning and the wide toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe is soft and light and I can change it from neutral to stability by changing the inserts.
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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

Brooks Launch 3

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