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Best shoes for Men with lighter builds who need good support

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.

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Max cushion
  • So light, yet so much cushion. The support is good for neutral runners, but also people who need a bit of support.
  • Soft landing

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and springy
  • Durability
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Asics GT-2000 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its support
  • you can always find it cheap and it's always reliable.
  • it feels really super comfortable, but is actually pretty light too.

Asics GT-2000 3

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and lightweight
  • Wide toe box
  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down

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

Saucony Guide 9

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • It feels both stable and lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Launch 3

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • so light
  • Soft and low heel to toe drop

Saucony Kinvara 6

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • Support
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The stability for the ankle and pronation
  • Feels supportive
  • I feel fast while having enough support

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight
  • It's extremely light and soft.
  • Light and comfortable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back.

Hoka One One Clayton

Nike Free RN Distance

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Sock like fit and low drop
  • Feel, doesn't interfere wig my stride or affect me negatively
  • It looks freaking awesome.

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

Nike Free RN Distance

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels like it's part of my own feet
  • Very comfortable
  • Its structure; sturdy enough to give plenty of support and cushion without feeling like I'm running on marshmallows

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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