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Best Nike shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

The Portland athletic giant got its start making running shoes. A waffle iron and billions of dollars later, Nike is the worldwide leader in making, marketing, and selling running shoes (among other athletic products). In fact, the current CEO of Nike got his start designing Nike's most popular running shoe: the Air Zoom Pegasus. Over the years, Nike has continued to perfect its popular running line, developing shoes for every stride, every budget, and every style.

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.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its moderate stability
  • The stability for the ankle and pronation
  • Stability

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Nike LunarTempo

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely soft, flexible, and light
  • Color
  • Great feel for the road or trail

Nike LunarTempo

Nike Free 4.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Flexibility and no hard leather or fabrics
  • No heel counter

Nike Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight and right amount of cushion.
  • The somewhat firm landing
  • Weight and Flyknit upper

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

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight
  • Its somewhat reliable, NIKE is all I have ever worn and I dont want to change that.
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning and fit of the upper
  • It feels like running in a cloud but isn't too heavy or bulky.
  • Cushion and durability

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It has a lot of support, isn't overly bulky, and keeps getting improved all the time with the newest models
  • How comfortable my feet fit in them.
  • It's light with the right amount of cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight
  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible and incredibly soft
  • The flyknit upper is supple and achieves just enough structure at support
  • Extremely comfortable

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Wide enough, soft enough
  • It's weight combined with light stability

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8

Nike Free 5.0 2014

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • how it gets out of my way and lets me move naturally (I overpronate left and underpronate right) which keeps my knees pain free
  • Soft and light, yet has the support that I need. Fits well and is not clunky/noticeable when I run which is very important to me.
  • Allows normal motion of foot

Nike Free 5.0 2014

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