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Best shoes for Men with average builds who need good support

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.

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No issues with feet
  • Stable ride
  • Price

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low heel
  • cushioning
  • the fit

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • Support and cushion
  • The shoe is durable.

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:

  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box width
  • Comfort
  • Light weight and cushion.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • so light

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 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 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

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

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