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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
  • It just feels right
  • Flexible and feels like running on clouds

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:

  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • The wide toe box
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!

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:

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

Adidas Adizero Adios 3

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lugs
  • Comfortable
  • Forefoot cushioning

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • Cushion

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:

  • Very cushioned, nice for high road mileage but at the same time light and with a real spring to them.
  • Everything about it is great!
  • Comfort

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:

  • Zero drop which doesn't allow me to heel strike
  • The light weight, the cushioning, and the 4 mm drop.
  • 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 my orthodics nicely
  • The Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer

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:

  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • It disappears when I'm running
  • so light

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:

  • stability
  • The support
  • The support

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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