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Best shoes for Men with plantar fascitis 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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The last fits my foot
  • just feels natural running in them
  • Flexibility

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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 Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable sole
  • Flexible
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The forefoot cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • The soft sole
  • Lasts 6 months doesn't squish toes

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great choice of colors
  • It's lighter but can last my high mileage
  • The support for running higher mileage

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable, right amount of support, and super light
  • The cushion
  • Light

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box and length
  • Versatility
  • Comfort and support

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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

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