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11 Most Durable Running Shoes 2017

By Mary Grant

2/15/17 3:17 PM

A durable running shoe can give you an amazing run for hundreds and hundreds of miles. These aren’t the flimsy $19.99 shoes found at Wal-Mart that fall apart immediately and almost always gift you shin splints.  This is heavy duty Ford F-150 durable; this is chest-with-questionable-origins-that-gets-passed-down-from-generation-to-generation durable. An extremely durable running shoe is one that is rugged and can take the miles. Recently, one company surveyed over 4,000 runners to find which were the best running shoes on the planet. Included in the questionnaire to men and women was the durability of their shoe. Collating that data, we at Janji created a list that ranks the finest durable and sturdy running shoes. The below list includes the most durable pronation, most durable neutral, and most durable trail running shoes.

Below are the 11 most durable running shoes for men and women

 


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9 Best Running Shoes for IT Band Syndrome for 2017

By Mary Grant

2/7/17 10:30 AM

IT Band Syndrome, medically known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome, is an injury that has long plagued runners. Affecting the ligament that runs down the side of the thigh, IT Band Syndrome—or IBS—can sideline a runner from weeks (mild) to years (severe). It’s often caused by overuse and often solved with a sturdy mix of the right physical therapy, the right training plan, and buying the right shoes. Every runner’s foot is different and every runner should try on shoes at a store or on a site like Zappos before making a committment to a shoe that could solve IT band problems. But, as Shoekicker’s data from over 4,000 runners shows, runners prefer certain shoes for IT Band Syndrome. So what are the best running shoes for ITBS? Below is the top men’s and women’s shoes for neutral and pronating runners.


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9 Best Running Shoes for Midfoot Strikers for 2017

By Mary Grant

2/1/17 5:27 PM

Are you a midfoot striker when you run? You’re lucky. While many running experts bemoan heel striking and many fear forefoot striking, few if any caution against midfoot striking—the act of landing directly on the middle of your foot. This type of stride properly absorbs the shock of the landing and distributes this shock properly across the shoe and throughout the body, reducing the likelihood of shin splints, Achilles pain, or other ailments. That being said, not every type of shoe is meant for someone who lands in the middle of the foot. That’s why we at Janji took research from over 4,000 runner (courtesy of this company) to answer the following question: what are the best running shoes for midfoot strikers? Note: midfoot strikers tend to be neutral runners, so this is a list of just neutral running shoes. 


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11 Best Running Shoes for Shin Splints 2017

By Mary Grant

1/23/17 9:58 AM

Shin splints, the catch-all term for a deep, muscular pain on the inside or outside of the shin, can drive runners crazy—and lead to significant injuries such as stress fractures. Luckily for most, shin splints can be avoided with the right training and the right shoes. While we at Janji are neither doctors or trained coaches, we know that wearing the right footwear really can make a world of difference with shin pain. That’s why we’ve gone over data from a company who interviewed over 4,000 runners to help find answer this question: what are the best running shoes for shin splints?


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8 Best Foam Rollers for Runners

By Omri Cohen

1/21/17 6:34 PM

No runner’s arsenal of tools is complete without a foam roller. These magical, circular devices roll out stiff parts of the body that no normal stretch—or stick—can get to. As more runners realize the power of a good foam rollers, dozens of companies have sprouted up to offer a menagerie of rollers, some superb, other of dubious usefulness. Precisely because the quality foam rollers can run the gambit, Janji decided to test out a few dozen of them to answer: what are the best foam rollers for runners?


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