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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:

  • It's durable and supportive bUT also light
  • Great feel
  • Cushioning

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:

  • Good combination of cushion yet relatively lightweight
  • Great cushion and no hot spots
  • Wider toe box than Hoka One One

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:

  • It's really supportive
  • Everything a shoe should be for me
  • Cushion

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:

  • Flexible
  • Light feeling and snug fit
  • Soft, light and feels great

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
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • Great 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:

  • The price
  • Lightweight, inexpensive
  • Flexibility

Asics GT-1000 2

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and comfortable
  • Th gl sole
  • they're not too constricting!

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

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