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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:

  • Stability
  • Its moderate stability
  • The support

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:

  • Color
  • Soft, supple cushioning that doesn't impede in my foots motion.
  • It's lightweight

Nike LunarTempo

Nike Free 4.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No heel counter
  • Flexible
  • Flexible

Nike Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it is very light, but still provides cushion and the flyknit upper doesn't give me blisters or bruises
  • The somewhat firm landing
  • Light weight and right amount of cushion.

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:

  • Narrow and shallow toebox
  • weight and durability and color
  • Flexible

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:

  • Breathable soft
  • The cushion, really cushiony
  • Comfortable,lite weight

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's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Flexible
  • Feels soft

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:

  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight
  • Feels great and durable
  • it's well balanced

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Flexible and breathes well. Snug fit, which would be great if I didn't have wider than average feet
  • Flexible and incredibly soft

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its elite AF
  • 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:

  • Upper and mid/outer sole flexibility and cushion
  • 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.

Nike Free 5.0 2014

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