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Shoes for IT band sufferer?

posted over 5 years ago | Report

Hi all, I've been plagued by painful IT band syndrome and I'm curious if there any road shoe brands that are particularly better for dealing with this. I have a fairly low arch, which I suspect is the culprit for this recurring problem. I've had problems with both legs. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  • Probably not coming down to shoe brand more like type. Sounds like you need a stability shoe with "fairly low arches". The Asics 21xx helped me a lot. But.... sometimes IT comes from too much stability in your shoes forcing supination and misaligning your knees. Go see a shoe specialist and a physical therapist for some STRETCHES. Shoes alone are not going to solve anything.

    posted over 5 years ago

  • Thanks Brodie. I've been doing a lot of recommended stretches and have been to a shoe fitting session. I know I needed a shoe for low arches, and I've actually been eyeing the Asics Foundation-8. Good to hear the Asics helped you! The IT is a VERY annoying injury and hard to nurse. Thanks for your input!

    posted over 5 years ago

  • I had IT band tendonitis and know what a bugger it is! Definitely go to a running store that specializes in fit so you can find the right shoe. Brodie is right, you need a stability/motion control shoe, but over correcting the problem can also be bad. If you don't have a foam roller or "the Stick" suggest that you get one. I ended up going to a chiropractor who specialized in Active Release Therapy and that is what ultimately got rid of the problem, he also taped my knee with kinesio tape to stabilize me knee. I was able to train for a half marathon during this. Haven't had any issues since. good luck!

    posted over 5 years ago

  • After my 1st half-marathon I suffered from bilateral IT band tendonitis and was banned from running for 3 mos! Now I do the stretches before/after each run and wear Adidas Supernova shoes. I would definitely go to a running store and get a professional recommendation on which shoes to wear.

    posted over 5 years ago

  • How does your foot stike the ground? Heel? Forefoot?

    posted over 5 years ago

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