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Best shoes for Men with average builds who land on their heel

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.

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is supportive
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • Price
  • The Gel-padding. It's extremely comfortable!

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • fit my foot properly
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • The cushioned sole

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and 4mm heel to toe drop
  • The flexibility
  • Lightweight and flexible

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its comfort and support.
  • Flexible
  • The customer service and running club

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion is amazing
  • Rocker and cushioning. Very light
  • The soft cushioning

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • comfortable,light and right amount of support for long run

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is light and responsive
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Design

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft ride, fits my foot well with my orthotics
  • Tha soft cushion and a really comfortable fitting shoe
  • cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability, cushion
  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • The shoe is soft and cushioned but still light weight

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Mizuno has done a great work keeping the inspire true to its ride through the series. They make small changes that rarely take away from function
  • Support
  • Light weight but super supportive and stable

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

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