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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:

  • Soft and breathable
  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • Boost material cushion underfoot and the arch support

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Adizero Adios 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Energy return and light weight
  • Light, comfortable
  • It fits like a glove and the sole doesn't break down. I wear them forever.

Adidas Adizero Adios 3

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 2

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight
  • Comfortable
  • Forefoot cushioning

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The ride is cushioned
  • Very cushioned, nice for high road mileage but at the same time light and with a real spring to them.
  • Huge amount of cushion makes it easy to keep adding miles

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 Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight
  • very lightweight and cushioned
  • Cushion

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:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • upper and cushioning
  • it fits my orthodics nicely

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

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:

  • Stability
  • Shoes upper
  • I feel fast while having enough support

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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