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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:

  • The support it gives my arches
  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • 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.

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:

  • Toe box and length
  • Versatility
  • Comfort and 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:

  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Light and stable

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:

  • Comfortable sole
  • Flexible
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible

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:

  • I like the way they look.
  • Lightweight.
  • It is comfortable and supportive for a "minimalist" shoe

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:

  • There is a wide fit version, and it has the most support of any shoe I have worn. I just have to wear orthotics as well.
  • Have worn several years different models without a shoe related problem
  • Soft and cushiony

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:

  • super comfy
  • Foot bed, right combination of support and flexibility without being too stiff or bouncy.
  • Solid support

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The footbed is amazing the way it molds to your foot with the DNA
  • The shoe's fit. It doesn't slide on my narrow heel, like other brands and models have done.
  • comfort and support

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 forefoot cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Cushion

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:

  • Fit, lightweight and motion control
  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • Light weight

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:

  • The last fits my foot
  • just feels natural running in them
  • Flexibility

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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