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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:

  • Feels really soft
  • 10 out of 10
  • very comfortable!

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:

  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight
  • Its somewhat reliable, NIKE is all I have ever worn and I dont want to change that.
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot

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:

  • Durability
  • Light and cushioned
  • No body pain

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:

  • Soft, durable, lots of support
  • Support
  • Supportive

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 is extremely comfortable, flexible, and has a lot of cushioning.
  • Everything a shoe should be for me
  • that it seems to do what I need it to -- reduce injuries.

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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