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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 cushioning and responsiveness
  • Soft and breathable
  • It's ride

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
  • Durability
  • Support

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:

  • The cushioning
  • Toe space is great
  • The comfortability and the heel cushioning.

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:

  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • The wide toe box
  • Light weight and cushioning

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:

  • The lugs
  • Weight
  • Fast and light

Newton Running Distance V

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.
  • The platform is so responsive yet is maximally cushioned
  • 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 Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and comfortable
  • very lightweight and cushioned
  • It's extremely light and soft.

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

Hoka One One Clayton

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper and cushion
  • Cushioning
  • Cushion and toebox

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's durability
  • It's very comfortable
  • The customer service and running club

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support
  • Comfort, fit and breathable, light material
  • Durability

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Nike LunarTempo

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Color
  • Soft, supple cushioning that doesn't impede in my foots motion.
  • It's lightweight

Nike LunarTempo

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