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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:

  • Stability
  • Light and supportive
  • 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:

  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.
  • Flexibility and support.
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • It is supportive
  • It has good suport/cushioning

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:

  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • 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:

  • wide toe box. cushion without bulk
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • 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
  • The cushion and support. Ah-may-zing. Orgasmic
  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain

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:

  • The fit is extremely comfortable
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole
  • Light, cushy, and responsive

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight and cushioning
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately

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:

  • the combination of cushion and responsiveness
  • Breathable
  • Super light yet still lots of support

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:

  • The soft ride and wide footprint
  • Flexibility
  • Upper fit

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:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Lots of padding
  • Soft ride

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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