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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
  • The level of support and the soft iller
  • Cushioning

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:

  • Cushioning and response of the sole
  • Weight and cushioning
  • The soft cushioning

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:

  • Responsive, light weight, breathable upper, yet enough support for me.
  • its lightweight feel combined with its comfort and durability
  • Light weight

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:

  • Light weight
  • It is comfortable, not too light but not heavy at all. Perfect heel to toe drop for an everyday trainer
  • Cushion

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:

  • The footbed is amazing the way it molds to your foot with the DNA
  • The shoe's fit. It doesn't slide on my narrow heel, like other brands and models have done.
  • comfort and support

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:

  • Cushioning & support
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place
  • It works

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:

  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • Breathable and comfy
  • Durability

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Ghost 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Cushioned sole, but not too cushioned
  • It is light while offering a fair amount of support and is pretty neutral

Brooks Ghost 7

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight, 6mm drop, comfortable uper
  • The sole is firm and bouncy
  • Lightweight

New Balance Vazee Pace

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