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Best Nike shoes for Men with lighter 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.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

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 Free RN Distance

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • that it's an extremely light, extremely flexible shoe.
  • Feel, doesn't interfere wig my stride or affect me negatively
  • Sock like fit and low drop

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

Nike Free RN Distance

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 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 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 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 LunarGlide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The durability and support
  • They look great
  • Pretty light and breathable

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

Nike LunarGlide 8

Nike Flyknit Racer

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight feel
  • The midsole feels great on runs
  • It's smooth ride

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

Nike Flyknit Racer

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The smooth heel to toe transition and good forefoot cushioning
  • Durability
  • gives the right support needed but is clunky

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

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