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Best shoes for Men with lighter builds and shin splints

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Total comfort
  • light and breathable
  • The shoes are durable and high quality.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Saucony Guide 9

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Snug feel
  • neutral light-weight build
  • Light, good look, comfy

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion!
  • The shoe's cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's weight
  • Fit and cushioning
  • Stability

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's really supportive
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • It sorted out my knee issue

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

Asics GT-2170

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