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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:

  • Cushioning and fit of the upper
  • Right combination of lightweight and cushion
  • Cushion

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:

  • Feel, doesn't interfere wig my stride or affect me negatively
  • soft
  • 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:

  • Where I bought it
  • The support for running higher mileage
  • It's one mesh

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:

  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight
  • Feels great and durable
  • Breathable and comfy

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Responsive and fast
  • the lightness of the shoe
  • The comfort but also responsiveness

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:

  • Upper support, breathable
  • The durability and support
  • They look great

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
  • The shoes upper, which molds really nicely to the foot
  • Lightweight feel

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
  • Cushion
  • Durability

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

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