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Best Brooks shoes for Women who prefer neutral support

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.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • 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.
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • The cushioned sole
  • Soft, durable, lots of support

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • This 6 is an incremental improvement over the 5 model
  • The feel
  • Gives me support without a lot of extra weight.

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lighter than most
  • Light but supportive
  • Very light and comfortae

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight, flexible, just enough cushion
  • Cushion throughout shoe
  • My feet feel great

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion is like clouds
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • Cushioning and support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • Snug fit/low heel-toe drop/low stack hight/durable/perfect for workouts, tempo runs, as well as long runs
  • Foot bed, right combination of support and flexibility without being too stiff or bouncy.

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and the wide toe box
  • Cushioning
  • toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes cushion
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • breathable

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:

  • Minimal shoe
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • just feels natural running in them
  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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