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Best shoes for Men who prefer neutral support and land on their heel

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.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • lightweight
  • the sweet color
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • So light, yet so much cushion. The support is good for neutral runners, but also people who need a bit of support.
  • The comfort and support of the sole while keeping it very light.

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight and cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • The cushion and support
  • The last fits my foot

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I loved the version 3 years ago, I have put up with the latest ones
  • Comfort, feel, durability.
  • Has good cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible, comfortable, springy, light, good looking
  • Where I bought it
  • Support and flexibility

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning is perfect
  • How comfortable it is
  • Flexible mesh upper

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The kickback when it lands
  • Cushioned
  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Right combination of lightweight and cushion
  • Breathable, comfortable, flexible
  • The cushion, really cushiony

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extra cushioning
  • Lots of cushioning
  • Comfort, super cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Responsivness
  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight
  • price

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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