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Best Neutral Running Shoes for Men

I'll admit I'm not a neutral runner. As I wrote about in the last post, I've over pronated during every stride of every run over the past 20 years. So for this post I polled many runners and called dozens of running stores to get their opinion: what are the best running shoes for neutral runners (meaning, for the uniformed, those who land with their arch rolling ever so slightly inward with every stride). From the data we collected, we present the best men's running shoes for neutral runners.

Number 10

Saucony Ride 10

Saucony Ride 10

The Ride 10 boasts a special edition 16 Ultra / ISO Flexweave upper, which provides you with a snug fit and comfortable ride. With its AIRmesh lining, this shoe is lightweight, ensuring no excess weight during your run. The Saucony unique Everun heel pad ensures that you have a soft landing when you run. If you are looking for the ideal running shoe to perform on different surfaces, then this is the right model for you. Its outsole consists of rubber with carboGrip technology to maximize grip and traction on all types of terrain.

The Saucony Ride 10 is responsive and lightweight. The shoe has been designed with a resilient midsole to improve performance and comfort by diminishing the effects of impact shock. The shoe also features a blend of mesh, synthetic leather, textile, and suede that gives it a breathable appearance.

We believe that the more you Run in a shoe, the more you'll love it. That's why we've designed an inspiring blend of running technologies for runners who are compelled to push themselves. This is your classic Ride 10 with new colors, breathable mesh upper, and added breathability for comfort.

Saucony Ride 10
Saucony Ride 10

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Number 9

Nike Free RN Flyknit

Nike Free RN Flyknit

The Nike Free RN Flyknit is made for short runs when you want a barefoot-like feel. This shoe has more stretch yarns than previous versions, so it hugs your feet more than ever. The Nike Free RN Flyknit has a sock-like upper with more stretch yarns than previous versions for a snugger, more comfortable fit. Our innovative sole expands and contracts with every movement, giving you flexibility when you need it most. If you're after a lightweight shoe that feels like barefoot running, look no further than the Nike Free RN Flyknit.

The Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018 has a smoother ride through a sock-like fit that adapts to the shape of your foot for a more natural feel. It fits closer to the foot than ever before with Flyknit construction that expands and contracts at every step. Its low-profile midsole gives you lightweight support with flexible cushioning underfoot, and an updated lacing system lets you customize fit even more. The Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018's thin fit and stretchy upper help this shoe feel like a sock wrapped around your foot. Combine that with a super-responsive sole, and you'll get inspired to run more miles.

Nike Free RN Flyknit (Women's)
Nike Free RN Flyknit (Women's)

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Number 8

New Balance 1080v7

New Balance 1080v7

The 1080v7 keeps your feet stable while running with a cushioned, supportive fit and an Energy Foam midsole that absorbs shock. A durable rubber outsole gives you traction on all surfaces so the road under you doesn't hold you back. Plus, it fits perfectly with your body for a personalized feel. The 1080v7 displays the same high quality and innovation that New Balance is noted for as well as their dedication to progressive thinking and design. Suede/mesh upper with mesh tongue, 360-degree reflectivity, and quick lacing system. Breathable mesh linings provide a healthier environment by allowing air to circulate in and around your feet. Blown rubber outsole provides more traction while flex grooves help you navigate your way around slick surfaces.

When the snow keeps you bound indoors it's time to slip into the New Balance 1080v7. Featuring a cozy bootie upper construction that hugs your foot for a snug, supportive fit, this sneaker features our CUSH+ technology that has a pillowy foam feel. The durable rubber outsole designed with grooves makes sure that each step feels like a walk on clouds. This ole top-of-the-line sneaker also features a removable insole, engineered mesh upper, and type Cushioning.

Women's New Balance 1080v7
Women's New Balance 1080v7

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Number 7

Brooks Glycerin

Brooks Glycerin

The Brooks Glycerin has DNA LOFT cushioning throughout the full length of the midsole, for a softer ride than ever before. It also comes with the option of GuideRails technology for whole-body support.

As the lightest neutral Brooks shoe yet, the new Glycerin is a must-have for runners with mild overpronation. The fifth generation of the running shoe is packed with DNA LOFT cushioning throughout the full length of the midsole. The Brooks Glycerin running shoe is designed to be light and responsive and designed to fit the female foot. The DNA LOFT cushioning throughout the full-length of the midsole delivers a softer experience from heel to toe than ever before. And, it also comes with the option of GuideRails technology for whole-body support. Put more in. Do more. Carry less. The new Glycerin is the running shoe for people who want to enjoy every step of their run and extend their mileage.

Styled to meet the demands of running enthusiasts, the Glycerin is the softest ride Brooks has ever created. The GuideRails technology on the upper supports the natural motion of your feet.

Men's Brooks Glycerin
Men's Brooks Glycerin

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Number 6

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

Asics continues the Nimbus legacy with this latest version, offering a smooth, comfortable ride that's 20 years in the making. Packed with our revolutionary lightweight FlyteFoam cushioning, FluidRide Midsole, and discreet eyelet construction, the Nimbus caters to neutral runners of all levels. This revolutionary shoe that started it all is back and better than ever. Packed with our revolutionary lightweight FlyteFoam cushioning, FluidRide Midsole, and discreet eyelet construction, this sneaker caters to neutral runners of all levels.

The Gel-Nimbus 20 running shoe is perfect for runners who want a smooth, comfy ride. It's packed with our revolutionary lightweight and flexible cushioning, and discrete eyelet technology so you can flex your footwork. The Nimbus caters to neutral runners of all levels. Inspiration is only the beginning of a journey. Pursue it with the Asics Gel Nimbus 20 running shoe for men, designed to provide the perfect ride, mile after mile. With over 20 years of running shoe innovation, the Gel-Nimbus has been refined to create the ultimate running shoe.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20
Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

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Number 5

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 Men's Running Shoe delivers the speed you need to achieve your goals. It has a rubber strip along the bottom of the shoe that helps you transition from heel to toe, while small cuts offer a flexible feel. A foam cushion works with Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel to give you a feeling like a push forward as you run. A firm heel cups your heel for added stability.

The sleek, fitted design of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 helps you run with maximum thrust and less interference. The Flymesh upper works in tandem with a Zoom Air unit to cushion every stride, while the newly-designed Nanoply Engineered mesh offers ventilation and support where it's needed most. The Dynamic Fit collar is designed to support natural motion along the length of your foot while providing a secure fit.

The Nike Air Pegasus 34 running shoes provide stability thanks to the firm heel cup, and cushioning that allows you to run as if you're floating on air. Their elevated foam cushion gives a feeling like a push forward as you run, and the rubber strips along the bottom enhance your transition from heel to toe. Experience a shoe that works with you on your run.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

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Number 4

Mizuno Wave Rider 24

Mizuno Wave Rider 24

Mizuno Wave Rider 24 provides a smooth, springy ride and significant comfort. Built to take on any run, the Wave Rider 24 is designed with Mizuno's revolutionary U4ic and MIZUNO ENERZY technologies. Mizuno Wave Rider 24 is built for people who enjoy the rewards of running. Its lightweight mesh upper is breathable and allows your feet to breathe comfortably while running, giving this shoe a perfect combination of style and durability. Additionally, 24/7 wave technology with U4ic and MIZUNO ENERGY provide cushioned comfort, flexibility, and springiness in every step of your run.

The lightweight Ride 24 is designed for smaller runners with a slightly wider forefoot and thinner heel. Delivering an energizing ride with MIZUNO's signature upper support, this shoe also features a dual compound midsole for a springy and smooth ride that will guide the runner from start to finish. A breathable mesh upper provides maximum ventilation in a well-cushioned sneaker that is back and better than ever.

Mizuno Wave Rider 24
Mizuno Wave Rider 24

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Number 3

Brooks Ghost 10

Brooks Ghost 10

The Ghost 10 is an exceptional 10mm drop shoe that offers a plush transition and natural ride for all surfaces and distances. The upper is constructed with 3D Fit Print overlays and seamless forefoot construction for incredible comfort and fit. BioMoGo DNA cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride, keeping runners on cruise control mile after mile. With the Ghost 10, we’ve reduced the overall weight of the shoe -- it’s lighter, faster, and more breathable.

The Brooks Ghost 10 pairs well with the right wardrobe and give your feet a more efficient ride mile after mile. The minimalist upper with 3D Fit Print overlays delivers a secure fit without distractions from lace or buckle.

The upper is a super thin layer of mesh that is tough enough to handle long-distance training sessions but comfortable enough for daily wear. Join the lightweight revolution with the Brooks Ghost 10 running shoe. It’s built with greater cushioning and features a plush transition zone from heel to forefoot, so you can start your run comfortably and maintain your momentum. Make every mile matter, and find your glide.

Brooks Ghost 10
Brooks Ghost 10

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Number 2

Saucony Kinvara 8

Saucony Kinvara 8

The Kinvara 8 is our upgraded neutral running shoe that keeps things simple without sacrificing our hallmark plush, springy cushioning. We added a full-length EVERUNTM topsole for more energy return and stripped down its upper for a more comfortable form fit. Plus, we hit the mark on pricing so that there's never a reason to leave this shoe behind. Lightweight, flexible and strong is the recipe for serious fun with our bestselling neutral running shoe, the Kinvara.

With an updated look for 2016, the eighth edition of this go-to shoe features an all-new EVERUN topsole, providing more energy return to keep you light on your feet from mile one to twenty. For over twenty years, top-selling neutral trainer, Kinvara, has helped develop a whole new generation of longtime runners who can now run without pain. To make this classic model to the next level, EVERUNTM cushioning is added that returns more energy with every step.Whether you're racing or kicking back, this update will only improve on an already great shoe.

Saucony Kinvara 8
Saucony Kinvara 8

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Number 1

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Adidas Energy Boost 3

The adidas Ultraboost DNA Prime Shoes echo the stretchy knit upper and architectural lines of the trailblazing Adizero Prime. The lightweight nature of the knit is a design cue inspired by the Japanese zori sandals worn by fighters in training, who are known to ritualistically tie and untie their zoris while listening to music or going through kata. In contrast to that modern-boxer look, street-ready Ultraboost DNA silhouette has a streamlined, elegant design and a gender-neutral color palette.

The knit pattern enhances the fit and comfort while minimizing seams to reduce irritation and friction during long runs. Striking colors add another vibrant layer to this innovative design.

Adidas Energy Boost
Adidas Energy Boost

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