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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:

  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room
  • Cushion

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:

  • It's ride
  • The cushioning and responsiveness
  • Soft and springy

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:

  • It lasts through more miles than my other shoes in the past. (My feet have worn holes in all my previous pairs of shoes)
  • you can always find it cheap and it's always reliable.
  • Wide toe box and narrow heel, which fits my funny shaped foot

Asics GT-2000 3

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box
  • very comfortable!
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years

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:

  • Lots of support and durability
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • Cushioned landing and light

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:

  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

Saucony Kinvara 6

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Comfort and stability
  • The cushion and support

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:

  • Comfortable and lighter weight
  • stability
  • The fit around the ankle is better than most shoes I've tried on.

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:

  • Cushion
  • It's extremely light and soft.
  • Cushioned stability

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:

  • Flexible
  • 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:

  • Cushion
  • Its structure; sturdy enough to give plenty of support and cushion without feeling like I'm running on marshmallows
  • Good support and flexible

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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