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Best shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

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.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Soft and breathable
  • It just feels right

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box

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

Altra One 2

Adidas Adizero Adios 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, comfortable
  • Energy return and light weight
  • Grip in the rain and durability

Adidas Adizero Adios 3

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • The lugs
  • Fast and light

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The platform is so responsive yet is maximally cushioned
  • The ride is cushioned
  • Very cushioned, nice for high road mileage but at the same time light and with a real spring to them.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and IT band syndrome.

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • Cushion
  • very lightweight and cushioned

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back.

Hoka One One Clayton

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.
  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • Comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • It disappears when I'm running
  • The wide and roomy toe box and

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra Instinct 3.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The toe box, which allows my toes to splay.
  • Very comfortable
  • Zero drop and wide toe box! Cushion

Altra Instinct 3.0

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its moderate stability
  • The fit around the ankle is better than most shoes I've tried on.
  • The stability for the ankle and pronation

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

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