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Best Brooks shoes for Men with lighter 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.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lighter than most
  • Light
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • just feels natural running in them
  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • overall fit

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Cascadia 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Brooks Cascadia 11

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • super comfy
  • Provides the right amount of support while not being too bulky; shoe is breathable

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning.
  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • The narrow base

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It cushions and supports but it is flexible
  • fit my foot properly
  • Supportive

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.
  • Support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Doesn't get in my way + has enough support. Just right!
  • Lightweight
  • cushion and flexibiliry

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They feel great from the start
  • The good fit
  • Support, super soft and light

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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