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Best shoes for Men with average builds and plantar fascitis

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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun
  • the lightness of the shoe

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the support
  • The shoe is durable.
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and cushioned
  • The RMAT outsole is actually great on light trails.
  • Cushion!

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Good cushioning
  • Soft cushiin
  • Long lasting

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The light stability and the cushion
  • The feel
  • They mold perfectly to my feet

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and support
  • The wider toe box
  • It just feels good on my feet

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Everun mid-sole because it provides the perfect amount of cushion.
  • The lightweight and comfortable design
  • not too heavy

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

Saucony Ride 9

Altra Instinct 1.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, flexible, wide toe box
  • Zero Drop
  • Light zero-drop sole.

Altra Instinct 1.5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and Neutral
  • Comfortable
  • I feel the ground well beneath my foot.

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

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