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Best Mizuno shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

The Japanese shoe maker has been making running shoes for decades. Today, Mizuno running shoes are best known for their Wave Plate technology, an undulating plastic that has helped make the brand's shoes some of the most durable on the planet. Mizuno shoes, from their popular Wave Rider to their award winning Catalyst, are found on runners' feet across the world, many of whom have a deep allegiance to the brand.

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.

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • The total comfort of the shoe. It has an exceptional amount of support for a neutral shoe.
  • The flexible support it provides

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It was on sale
  • Great cushioning and last a long time
  • Super cushion

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's very light
  • It feels comfortable on long runs
  • Lightness with support

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • The arches
  • Supportive, but not too much. durable, good for trails and roads

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper, no overlays over the toe area
  • Comfortable
  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Mix of cushioning and stability
  • Lightweight with good cushioning
  • comfort and color

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

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