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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:

  • Fitted and very comfortable
  • The perfect amount of support
  • Soft

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:

  • Good cushioning
  • Soft cushiin
  • Long lasting

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:

  • Durable
  • Feel on the trail and the rock plate in the forefoot
  • Trail stability and traction. Durable cushioning functional for long trail runs

Brooks Cascadia 11

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • They are very light and minimalist. They tend to be a quieter foot strike because of the flexible sole. These also have a drop of less than 4mm
  • Snug fit/low heel-toe drop/low stack hight/durable/perfect for workouts, tempo runs, as well as long runs

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Pretty durable
  • The narrow base
  • cushioning

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • It feels like it's part of my own feet
  • Amount of support and light weight

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:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great 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:

  • Almost flat sole
  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • Soft

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:

  • Comfort and support
  • The wider toe box
  • It just feels good on my feet

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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