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Best shoes for Men with average builds and shin splints

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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and supportive
  • No body pain
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning
  • The responsiveness

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion is like clouds
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • Cushioning and support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Minimal shoe
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • just feels natural running in them
  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Ghost 9

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light with good cushioning
  • How lightweight it is.
  • The smooth ride

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • good shoe
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing
  • Helps correct your form to run more efficiently

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

Newton Running Gravity

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and breathable
  • It's light with the right amount of cushion
  • Light weight, comfortable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • This 6 is an incremental improvement over the 5 model
  • The feel
  • Gives me support without a lot of extra weight.

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and the wide toe box
  • Cushioning
  • toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's fit and durability for a 200lb man
  • It's comfort and breathability
  • No additional unnecessary cushion

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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