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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:

  • the support
  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.

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 shoes upper
  • Roomy toe box
  • Flexible

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:

  • Breathable
  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • Minimal shoe

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:

  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them
  • My foot feels like is tight and securely kept in place for maximum control and stability.

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:

  • Lightweight, comfortable
  • 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:

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

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • How light and comfortable it is
  • It's light but supportive

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:

  • great fit
  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet

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:

  • Light but supportive
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • The cushioning and the wide toe box

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:

  • It is light while offering a fair amount of support and is pretty neutral
  • The weight
  • Comfort

Brooks Ghost 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe is soft and light and I can change it from neutral to stability by changing the inserts.
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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

Brooks Launch 3

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