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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
  • Fast and light
  • Forefoot cushioning

Newton Running Distance V

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy toe box
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • 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:

  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • the fit
  • Flexibility and support.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Gel-padding. It's extremely comfortable!
  • It's durable and supportive bUT also light
  • Cushion and weight

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:

  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • Cushioning
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive

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:

  • Support
  • Cushioning
  • It prevents stress fractures

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:

  • light weight
  • Comfortable
  • The cushioning

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:

  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • The cushion
  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress

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:

  • so light
  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

Saucony Kinvara 6

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Lots of cushioning
  • Comfort

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:

  • Shoe is incredibly soft
  • Soft
  • Very comfortable and provide excellent cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

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