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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:

  • The color
  • Good high mileage
  • Gives me support

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:

  • You can role it up
  • Feel, doesn't interfere wig my stride or affect me negatively
  • light and very natural feel

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 light with the right amount of cushion
  • Fast and responsive
  • The padding and support

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:

  • Durability
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight
  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Arch support
  • The over all stability of the structure is good. But the triple density foam could be improved upon.
  • Feels supportive

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:

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

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • One piece seemless upper and the fly ropes give the mid foot a snug feel without being restrictive
  • Has the right amount of cushion
  • The cushion

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:

  • Cushioned support
  • Cushion and durability
  • It's comfortable

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:

  • It's smooth ride
  • Lightweight feel
  • The shoes upper, which molds really nicely to the foot

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:

  • Stability
  • The smooth heel to toe transition and good forefoot cushioning
  • Durability

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

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