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Best Nike shoes for Men with average builds

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.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun
  • Breathable

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible so I am able to train for my running and field events without changing shoes.
  • The cushion helping with impact
  • flexible, breathable, feels like running barefoot but has enough support

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

Nike Free 5.0 2014

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Allows normal motion of foot
  • 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

Nike Free 5.0 2014

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • 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 Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike LunarGlide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's comfortable
  • Extremely stretchy upper that allows room for my orthotics, and a surprising amount or support for such a light shoe.
  • The durability and support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with flat feet and IT band syndrome.

Nike LunarGlide 8

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable, comfortable, flexible
  • It feels like running in a cloud but isn't too heavy or bulky.
  • Breathable soft

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

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
  • Weight and Flyknit upper
  • Look

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

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Nike Free RN Distance

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • You can role it up
  • It looks freaking awesome.
  • soft

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

Nike Free RN Distance

Nike LunarGlide 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's lightweight and has enough support.
  • The overall mix of cushioning and stability
  • Cushioning

Nike LunarGlide 7

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