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Best Asics shoes for Men with average builds

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.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Its durability
  • cushion level

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

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-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 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-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 GEL-Kayano 21

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • Stability
  • Good all around, but use a Sole insole.

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 21

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

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