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Best shoes for Men with bad blisters who prefer neutral support

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning is perfect
  • How comfortable it is
  • Flexible mesh upper

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight and cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • lightweight
  • the sweet color
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Responsivness
  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight
  • price

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I loved the version 3 years ago, I have put up with the latest ones
  • Comfort, feel, durability.
  • Has good cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushsion
  • Cushioning & support
  • The length of wear

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike
  • Comfortable
  • how well it immediately formed to my foot

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Ghost 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • The sole how it conforms to foot
  • Cushioned sole, but not too cushioned

Brooks Ghost 7

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The smooth ride, and color makes it fun to wear!
  • The fit and it doesn't move when I run. It's light and fast.
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

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