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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:

  • Keeps me from pronating
  • Love the design
  • It's durability

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:

  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting

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:

  • Breathable
  • Decent arch support
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!

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:

  • Cushioned and comfortable runs
  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfort

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
  • Cushion
  • Roomy toe box

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:

  • Stability
  • Cushioned heel
  • The perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe

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:

  • Helps maintain my mid foot landing
  • It's new
  • The shoe's flexibility and light weight

Brooks PureConnect 2

Brooks Puregrit 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low drop
  • Fit and weight
  • Light, minimalist

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • Pretty durable
  • The cushioning.

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability & comfort
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • The cushioning which keeps my legs feeling fresh

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:

  • Feel on the trail and the rock plate in the forefoot
  • Trail stability and traction. Durable cushioning functional for long trail runs
  • Fits well. I have good form in it.

Brooks Cascadia 11

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