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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:

  • the price
  • Cushion
  • Durability

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:

  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Light and stable

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:

  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • The cushioning
  • wide toe box. cushion without bulk

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:

  • Spacious toe box
  • Light weight and cushioning
  • 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:

  • Stability, extreme support
  • The platform is so responsive yet is maximally 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

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Forefoot cushioning
  • Fast and light
  • The lugs

Newton Running Distance V

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

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:

  • Fit, lightweight and motion control
  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • Light weight

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:

  • There is a wide fit version, and it has the most support of any shoe I have worn. I just have to wear orthotics as well.
  • Have worn several years different models without a shoe related problem
  • Soft and cushiony

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:

  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

Saucony Kinvara 6

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • Cushion
  • The cushion

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

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