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Best shoes for Women with runner's knee and shin splints

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.

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.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flexibility
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.
  • Just feels right & is wide enough for my feet

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion heel and fit
  • Feels light and supportive! And I like the colors!
  • cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its durability
  • Lots of cushion
  • comfort

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • insole support
  • Its comfortable
  • the support an darch

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Sturdy
  • It stays pretty consistent even with new models and the one thing that does not change is superior cushioning
  • Cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

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