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Best shoes for Men with a bad back who need good support

A bad back can ruin everything from running or basic household tasks. Luckily there are shoes, both for running and walking, that are meant for folks with bad backs. The most important thing is figuring out whether you need a stability shoe, a neutral shoe, or a motion controlled shoe. Second, it's important to find a shoe that has worked for people with bad backs. These athletic shoes are often cushioned, have great arch support, and allow for flexibility for your individual stride.

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • cushioning and support
  • I can order it in a wide width

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the sweet color
  • The responsive, flexible midsole.
  • Lightweight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Coupons
  • The shoe's fit. It doesn't slide on my narrow heel, like other brands and models have done.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of cushion

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:

  • Rocker and cushioning. Very light
  • Squishiness!
  • Room in the toe box, and mice cushion

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the lightness of the shoe
  • The upper is extremely durable and is closer to the 30 than the 31.
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feel good
  • Flexible
  • Soft, with larger toe box

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

Brooks Launch 3

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible
  • Fit and light
  • Fast and responsive

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The customer service and running club
  • Cushion is like clouds

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning and weight
  • Very light, very comfortable, great cushion
  • very lightweight and cushioned

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

Hoka One One Clayton

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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