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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:

  • light breathable
  • Soft impact support
  • Cushion and weight

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:

  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • cushioning
  • Flexibility and support.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and comfort
  • Cushioning
  • 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 way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • Cushion
  • Meta-Rocker

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:

  • it fits my orthodics nicely
  • Light feel and cushioning
  • Was soft to forefoot at first

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:

  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Comfort
  • its protection.

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
  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • Light weight and cushioning

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:

  • price
  • Heel suport
  • Narrow and shallow toebox

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:

  • Soft but supportive
  • Super durable with a cushioned forefoot
  • Just enough cushion

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:

  • Very comfortable, stable, neutral
  • Durability, cushion
  • Thick tongue

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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