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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:

  • The weight and cushion
  • The low drop and light weight
  • Cushion and lightweight

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:

  • Breathable
  • Good cushioning
  • Lightweight, comfortable

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:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • The cushion
  • Stable and good cushioning

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:

  • Right amount of support
  • It's the perfect fit for my type of training
  • big toe box

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 amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Light
  • The upper

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:

  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • Flexible shoe
  • The light weight build keeps me feeling light on my feet

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:

  • extremely comfortable and light. Still has plenty of support.
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college
  • Great choice of colors

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:

  • The plush ride
  • Super comfortable upper and perfect amount of cushion. It's light weight and low drop.
  • The cushion

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.
  • Cushion!
  • Cushion

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:

  • Very lightweight, ready to run out of the box, and breathable.
  • Toe box and length
  • It's weight

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:

  • Soft and responsive
  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • Cushioning

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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