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Best shoes for Men who prefer neutral support and need good 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:

  • It's ride
  • It just feels right
  • 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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • This 6 is an incremental improvement over the 5 model
  • The feel
  • Gives me support without a lot of extra weight.

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box width
  • Comfort
  • Light weight and cushion.

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 2

Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The ride is cushioned
  • Everything about it is great!
  • 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

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Fast and light
  • Weight

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • The light weight, the cushioning, and the 4 mm drop.
  • Cushioning and weight

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

Hoka One One Clayton

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Minimal shoe
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion is like clouds
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • Cushioning and support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • so light

Saucony Kinvara 6

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • 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

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