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Best Brooks shoes for Men with average builds

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.

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.

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I love it
  • Support and cushion
  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Shoes upper
  • It's better than the other shoes

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Decent arch support
  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • My feet don't hurt after I run

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • The support is just right
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned and comfortable runs
  • Super durable with a cushioned forefoot
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Puregrit 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low drop, light weight, breathable, decent traction, feel the ground but just enough cushion
  • Comfortable and durable.
  • Flexible

Brooks Puregrit 5

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 support it gives my arches
  • Soft landing

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Soft landing
  • Supportive

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The comfort
  • The wider toe box
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Ghost 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The weight
  • It is light while offering a fair amount of support and is pretty neutral
  • The sole how it conforms to foot

Brooks Ghost 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible and comfortable
  • The shoe is soft and light and I can change it from neutral to stability by changing the inserts.
  • The perfect amount of support

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

Brooks Launch 3

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