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Best Brooks shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

The Seattle-based Brooks is the number one selling shoe brand in running stores. This is because the running-only Brooks has stayed innovative while remaining true to the foundational success of its top styles, such as the Adrenaline, Ghost, and Glycerin. When a new runner wants their first running shoe, Brooks is often the perfect entry shoe since its award winning styles can fit almost any stride. And for the long time runner who has worn Brooks for years, there's no reason to try another shoe since the brand works great mile after mile.

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.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the design
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • The stability and support it offers.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How light and comfortable it is
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The fit

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • support
  • Just enough support without being bulky

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough cushion
  • Cushioned and comfortable runs
  • The cushion and support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The ride
  • breathable
  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I love it
  • It has good suport/cushioning
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and shin splints.

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks PureConnect 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight
  • The shoe's flexibility and light weight
  • It's new

Brooks PureConnect 2

Brooks Puregrit 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and weight
  • Comfortable and durable.
  • Comfortabl

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Pretty durable
  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • The fell to the ground. It give cushion when I want but is very responsive.

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning which keeps my legs feeling fresh
  • Stability and cushioning!
  • I am mostly free of pain

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Cascadia 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well. I have good form in it.
  • It's a great trail running shoe
  • Trail stability and traction. Durable cushioning functional for long trail runs

Brooks Cascadia 11

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