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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 perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe
  • Cushioned heel
  • 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 Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Comfort and durability
  • cushioning and comfort

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:

  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning
  • Decent arch support

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 has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • Proper support, cushioning and lightweight!
  • Stability for overpronation

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:

  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • Support
  • Comfort

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:

  • Light, minimalist
  • Comfortabl
  • Fit and weight

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • 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.
  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.

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:

  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet
  • Comfort
  • Comfort over long distance

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:

  • Soft but slow
  • Cushioning and high toe to heel drop
  • Light but supportive

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:

  • Breathable
  • The sole how it conforms to foot
  • The weight

Brooks Ghost 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • It feels both stable and lightweight

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

Brooks Launch 3

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