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Best shoes for Men with shin splints 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.

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.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • It just feels right
  • Stable and supportive

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Adequete yet not overbearing cushioning, plenty of support for a lightweight shoe
  • Width
  • Moves the way i want it to, doesn't move around on my foot. I can wear it in both trails and roads

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

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Max cushion
  • Cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The RMAT outsole is actually great on light trails.
  • The underfoot cushion
  • The cushion is amazing

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • support
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • comfortable,light and right amount of support for long run
  • Cushion

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

Brooks Ghost 9

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The smooth ride
  • Response
  • How lightweight it is.

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing
  • The toebox is perfect for my feet

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

Newton Running Gravity

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight, connection with ground
  • Soft
  • cushion and flexibiliry

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • It is light and breathable
  • Comfort weight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Perfect evition of a shoe that has carried me many miles.
  • Light weight
  • Lightweight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

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