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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:

  • the price
  • It's ride
  • Cushion

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
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!

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:

  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Light
  • The upper

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:

  • Forefoot cushion
  • Toe space is great
  • Light weight and cushion.

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:

  • Forefoot cushioning
  • The lugs
  • Weight

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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:

  • The lugs cushion my landing, without adding too much stability.
  • It is a very responsive shoe and it is light
  • Sole

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
  • cushioning
  • 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:

  • Breathable
  • Good cushioning
  • Lightweight, comfortable

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:

  • Comfort
  • Huge amount of cushion makes it easy to keep adding miles
  • The ride is cushioned

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:

  • extremely comfortable and light. Still has plenty of support.
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college
  • Great choice of colors

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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