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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:

  • One piece seemless upper and the fly ropes give the mid foot a snug feel without being restrictive
  • Has the right amount of cushion
  • The cushion

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:

  • Cushioning
  • Support and cushion
  • Cushion

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 stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • Meta-Rocker

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
  • Super cushioned.
  • The 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:

  • Comfort and stability
  • 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:

  • fits good over top of my foot
  • Flexible
  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt 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:

  • The support which is extremely strong
  • Comfort
  • Comfortable, support in all the right places without being rigid

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 find it reliable.
  • The cushioning in the shoe.
  • Super comfortable when landing

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:

  • Comfortable
  • Good shoe for high mileage training
  • Forefoot cushion

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:

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

Altra Instinct 1.5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight

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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