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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:

  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Super cushioned.
  • Comfort

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:

  • price
  • the combination of cushion and responsiveness
  • It's a 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 Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Cushion
  • Consistent support and performance

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:

  • Fit, lightweight and motion control
  • My feet don't hurt after I run
  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot

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:

  • the fit
  • Durability
  • Soft cushiin

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:

  • The smooth ride
  • Cushion, and lightweight
  • comfortable

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:

  • Recovery
  • Sole
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing

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:

  • durability
  • Light weight, comfortable
  • It is light and responsive

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:

  • Breathable
  • Support
  • Right amount of support and cushion

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:

  • Comfortable. Didn't have to be broken in.
  • the cushion
  • Thick tongue

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:

  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight
  • Light weight for a neutral shoe, excellent upper fit
  • Fit true to size

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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