Shin Splints

A common running-related injury involves pain or tenderness along the inside border of the shin bone (tibia).

Shin Splints are very common and is the cause of 13% of all running injuries. Shin splints can encompass a spectrum of disorders, from tendonitis to severe stress fracture.

Tenderness and inflammation of the shin have many causes such as inflexible calf muscles, excessive pronation or supination, improper footwear, stress fractures, over-training, increasing running speed or miles too quickly, or switching to hard surfaces.

Supportive shoes with good cushioning that fit your proper activity are recommended. Running Shoes should be replaced every 500 to 600 miles and contain supportive ABZORB cushioning. Proper Walking Shoes can help decrease the strain along the shin by adding cushioned support.

Proper Insoles can further disperse the shock of the ground reaction forces. For severe or chronic cases of shin splints, your medical professional may prescribe custom orthoses. Our in-store certified pedorthists can fill these prescriptions and help support your physician’s plan of recovery.


We offer a wide range of New Balance footwear for a wide range of foot conditions. Click the link below to view recommended shoes for both men and women suffering with shin splints.


Recommended shoes for Shin Splints


*Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a diagnosis. A qualified allied medical professional should fit all therapeutic footwear purchases. These shoes are available over-the-counter with or without a prescription. Therapeutic footwear offered through this site does not treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician for questions pertaining to your specific diagnosis and treatment protocol. Product Specialists will be happy to speak to you about any recommendations your doctor may have provided, or information regarding recommendations based on biomechanical principles. Please call 1.800.728.6247.