I run about 10 miles a week (two five mile runs). I have had issues with my IT band even after getting proper shoes. I often had soreness in my knee area the day after a run. These pants totally changed that. Even during the run my legs are noticeably less sore, and next day I don't have any soreness. I run in 30 degree weather without additional layer on my legs.
Feels true to size
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend