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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:

  • Stable and supportive
  • The shoe itself is very comfortable on landing. The boost material makes it really easy on the shins. The top is very breathable.
  • Soft and springy

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:

  • Responsive and fast
  • The comfort but also responsiveness
  • I like running in it

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:

  • It's light but we'll cushioned
  • Its comfort during long runs.
  • Ultra lightweight superior 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:

  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Super cushioned.
  • Cushioning.

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:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • support
  • Decent arch support

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:

  • Flexibility
  • I've used it for 5 years and is dependable.
  • just feels natural running in them

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:

  • fits my foot like a glove. I have very narrow feet.
  • lightweight, great fit, and the right about of cushion for me
  • The smooth ride and comfortable upper, which doesn't give me as many blisters as most running shoes

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
  • Room in toe box
  • The lugs cushion my landing, without adding too much stability.

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:

  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • My feet feel great
  • light weight, connection with ground

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:

  • Quality
  • The way it fits my foot , which has a narrow heel and it is still responsive on the ground
  • It's fit and durability for a 200lb man

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Cushioning yet responsive
  • soft and comfortable

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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