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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:

  • Cushioning and response of the sole
  • Weight and cushioning
  • The soft cushioning

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:

  • Light weight
  • It is comfortable, not too light but not heavy at all. Perfect heel to toe drop for an everyday trainer
  • 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 Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is a wide fit version, and it has the most support of any shoe I have worn. I just have to wear orthotics as well.
  • Have worn several years different models without a shoe related problem
  • Soft and cushiony

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
  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • Light weight

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 last fits my foot
  • just feels natural running in them
  • Flexibility

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:

  • Responsiveness
  • Comfortable
  • It feels extremely good

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:

  • Lugs
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing
  • The lugs cushion my landing, without adding too much stability.

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:

  • Great choice of colors
  • It's lighter but can last my high mileage
  • The support for running higher mileage

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:

  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Light and stable

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 footbed is amazing the way it molds to your foot with the DNA
  • The shoe's fit. It doesn't slide on my narrow heel, like other brands and models have done.
  • comfort and support

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:

  • The heel fit
  • Lightness with cushion
  • Comfort weight

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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