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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:

  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • Keeps me from pronating
  • Fits my stride just right

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:

  • It's light but supportive
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.

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:

  • Durability
  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning

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:

  • Flexibility
  • Good cushioning
  • Comfortable

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:

  • Flexible
  • Light
  • 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:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • Cushioning
  • It has good suport/cushioning

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
  • Comfortabl
  • Flexible

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • The cushioning.
  • Pretty durable

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support of the whole foot
  • support while being lightweight.
  • Comfort

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:

  • Stability and support
  • Fits well. I have good form in it.
  • Trail stability and traction. Durable cushioning functional for long trail runs

Brooks Cascadia 11

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