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Best extremely durable shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

There is nothing worse than having a shoe that falls apart after a single wear. Finding a top, durable shoe can mean the difference between getting 50 miles out of a pair... or 500. And that extra durability can save you serious money. But having a durable shoe not only means saving money: it means less injuries, a better run, and a healthier life.

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.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • It just feels right
  • The cushioning and responsiveness

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy toe box
  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's better than the other shoes
  • Soft
  • Light

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it fits my orthodics nicely
  • Comfort
  • Was soft to forefoot at first

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fast and light
  • The lugs
  • Weight

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • Meta-Rocker

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light
  • good shoe
  • Lugs

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

Newton Running Gravity

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low heel
  • the fit
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough cushion
  • Light but supportive
  • Super durable with a cushioned forefoot

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Huge amount of cushion makes it easy to keep adding miles
  • Stability, extreme support
  • Very cushioned, nice for high road mileage but at the same time light and with a real spring to them.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and IT band syndrome.

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight, comfortable
  • Up until tha change in sole they were good now I can't wear them as of Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32
  • It is light and responsive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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