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Best shoes for Women with runner's knee who need good support

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.

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • The plush ride
  • Flexible

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box and length
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy toe box
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • It's better than the other shoes

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Responsiveness

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Flexible and soft yet responsive
  • Light and comfortable heel-to-toe drop

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The platform is so responsive yet is maximally cushioned
  • Comfort
  • Everything about it is great!

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

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Supportive
  • Stability prevents injury
  • It's got the right amount of cushion but it's not too heavy

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How the shoe hugs my foot, a more snug fit
  • Arch control
  • Breathable

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lighat weight nature.
  • I like the way they look.
  • Soft

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe is soft and cushioned but still light weight
  • Cushioning and high toe to heel drop
  • I find it reliable.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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