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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:

  • The Responsivness
  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight
  • price

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:

  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • comfortable, works with my orthotics, easy on my back
  • Cushioned heel

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:

  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • Soft

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:

  • Weight and cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

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:

  • Comfortable
  • The cushion and support
  • The last fits my foot

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:

  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • Feels like clouds
  • 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:

  • cushioning
  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.

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:

  • I loved the version 3 years ago, I have put up with the latest ones
  • Comfort, feel, durability.
  • Has good cushioning

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 Everrun technology
  • Cushion
  • Wide toe box

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 zero-drop sole.
  • The cushion underneath!
  • Light, flexible, wide toe box

Altra Instinct 1.5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • lightweight
  • the sweet color
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.

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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