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Best shoes for Men with average builds

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Forefoot cushioning
  • The lugs

Newton Running Distance V

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately

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

Altra One 2

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • Low heel

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • Support
  • Soft impact support

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • The perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The amount of cushion.
  • Support
  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Very light, very comfortable, great cushion
  • light weight

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

Hoka One One Clayton

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • The cushion
  • Soft

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole
  • The wide and roomy toe box and

Saucony Kinvara 6

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.
  • its protection.

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy toe box
  • cushioning and comfort
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

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