The Best Running Shoes For Hip Pain

Posted by Jesse Flores on

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Hip pain doesn’t (just) mean you’re getting old. It’s a common injury that plagues many athletes, especially runners. Hip pain doesn’t mean you have to stop running, but it does mean you need the right support. 

Continuing your normal running routine with the wrong shoe could make your injury worse and put an end to your running days. 

Depending on the type of pain you’re experiencing, you can:

  • Take ibuprofen 
  • Use ice to ease the pain
  • Stretch 

If you’re experiencing hip pain during or after running, here are a few possible causes:

Yup, your shoes play a big part in how you feel when you run. So before you head off on your next run, make sure you’re getting the right support from the ground up. Check out these 3 shoes for optimum hip support when running. 

Shoes For Hip Pain

When looking for shoes for hip pain, consider neutral shoes with a wide base.  The wide base will provide a good platform for your entire foot to rest on.  A neutral (single density) midsole that is full under the arch will help support your feet without extra bulk and weight. 

Brooks Dyad



Made in a regular, wide and extra wide width, this shoe has innovative arch support called Dual Arch Pods. These pods, combined with a wide platform, provide stability without getting in the way of a neutral stride. 

The New Balance 840 

Made in regular, wide and extra wide width, this shoe delivers cushioning that will provide a smooth ride.  Also available in a leather upper.

The GEL-NIMBUS® 22 Knit running shoe is a versatile offering for neutral runners, featuring GEL® technology in both the forefoot and rearfoot to provide excellent cushioning and comfort. This is a great running and walking shoe. 

Saucony Echelon 

Made in regular and wide width, this neutral running shoe also orthotic friendly and available in multiple widths. It provides a wide, stable base for runners who need an all-around support and an accommodating fit. 

Brooks Addiction


Stay supported and stay the course in this soft, stable shoe. Controlled support and a roomy forefoot cater to those of us who like to feel grounded.

ASICS

The GEL-NIMBUS® 22 Knit running shoe is a versatile offering for neutral runners, featuring GEL® technology in both the forefoot and rearfoot to provide excellent cushioning and comfort. This is a great running and walking shoe. 

Brooks Ghost



One of the most popular running shoes year after year, this shoe is perfect for your everyday runs. The Ghost 12 is extremely comfortable and provides soft landings as well as great durability. 

You can also try these awesome options when you shop at Playmakers online:

The right running shoe can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding the hip pain that often comes from this sport. 

Having said that, every body is different and everyone’s needs are different. In general, you should make sure to get your shoes measured and work with a fit expert to make sure you’ve got the right shoe for you. If you’re not sure what that is, we recommend checking out Playmakers and scheduling a virtual HomeFIT. They’ve developed a great process to help people get the guidance they need virtually, in light of Covid-19. 

Best of all, it’s free to do!

If you get the right shoe, it never hurts to double up on support. Find out how insoles can make your already supportive shoes even more supportive! 

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. If you experience persistent pain, consult your healthcare provider.


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