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Best shoes for Women 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.

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Overall fit
  • Lightweight
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and stability
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The support which is good and firm.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.

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

Altra Olympus

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Soft and low heel to toe drop

Saucony Kinvara 6

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight less structured upper
  • Not restrictive
  • It is light.

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Saucony Peregrine 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • all of it
  • Amazing grip on trails
  • Very comfortable

Saucony Peregrine 6

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft cushioning & affordable
  • Forefoot padding
  • Durable

Saucony Ride 8

New Balance 890v5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightness while still cushioned.
  • Versatility
  • Color

New Balance 890v5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and responsive
  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive
  • Responsiveness and ground feel

Newton Running Fate

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