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Best shoes for Men with average builds who prefer stability 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.

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The stability and cushioning.
  • Great look, super padded, and very durable.
  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • perfect fit
  • Support
  • The support it gives me while also being fairly light for a stability shoe

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

Asics GT-2170

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, good look, comfy
  • price
  • Good looking, comfortable and feels good every run

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and comfort
  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • Cushioned heel

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and stability
  • support with my slight pronation
  • It moderately helps with my shin splits, but is a heavy shoe. Looking for something supportive but lightweight

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

Saucony Guide 6

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Support
  • Consistent support and performance

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for me
  • Comfortable and light
  • Durability

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It cushions and supports but it is flexible
  • Fits perfect, is the right amount of cushion
  • Durability

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light weight and comfortable
  • it has a soft cushion where the shoe sits just below ankle.
  • It's comfortable

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Shoes upper
  • Comfortable and lighter weight
  • The over all stability of the structure is good. But the triple density foam could be improved upon.

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's very light for a stability shoe
  • I can get close to 300 miles out to them
  • So comfy

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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