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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:

  • Cushion and support
  • Very comfortable
  • The stability and cushioning.

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:

  • Cushioning
  • It sorted out my knee issue
  • It's really supportive

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:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • The cushion
  • Stable and good cushioning

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:

  • Stability
  • Cushioned heel
  • comfortable, works with my orthotics, easy on my back

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:

  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.
  • Fit, arch support

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:

  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them
  • comfort
  • heel fit and wide toe box

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:

  • Breathable
  • Good cushioning
  • Lightweight, comfortable

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:

  • Very lightweight, ready to run out of the box, and breathable.
  • Toe box and length
  • It's weight

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:

  • Fits my feet perfectly and there is enough room for my toes
  • This 6 is an incremental improvement over the 5 model
  • Just enough support without feeling too heavy

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:

  • Breathable and durable
  • The support
  • Flexible

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:

  • I can get close to 300 miles out to them
  • It's very light for a stability shoe
  • It's very light and gives ample support.

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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