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Best Asics shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

Over the past 30 years, Asics has made some of the best running shoes on the market. The Gel-Kayano, Gel-Cumulus, and GT-2000 series have been three of the best selling running shoes on the planet. That's because Asics' long commitment to quality and wear testing has produced shoes that runners get hooked on--and never want to take off.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stable ride
  • Light and supportive
  • The Gel-padding. It's extremely comfortable!

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushion and support
  • Cushion
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and plantar fascitis.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • perfect fit
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GT-2170

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light feeling and snug fit
  • The support
  • Comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and IT band syndrome.

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Gel-in the heels
  • Heel cushion
  • Cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Asics GT-1000 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexibility
  • The support and stability in the heel
  • The price

Asics GT-1000 2

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Th gl sole
  • They are comfortable to run in.
  • Balanced support

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

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