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Best Nike shoes for Women 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 Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is very cushioned
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.
  • Fit and stability

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy
  • It's durability, it lasts longer than most, I'm comfortable running in it, and I notice a decrease in pain/injuries when wearing it
  • Flexible

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, responsive
  • Durable, comfortable and breathable
  • Has the right amount of cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

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