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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:

  • Light weight, 6mm drop, comfortable uper
  • The fit and it doesn't move when I run. It's light and fast.
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • The cushion

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:

  • It has great support
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • Fit and stability

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:

  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort

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:

  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Cushion
  • 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:

  • It disappears when I'm running
  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • so light

Saucony Kinvara 6

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Response
  • Soft
  • It is lightweight and comfortable

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:

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

Saucony Peregrine 6

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They are so cushiony and they don't make my toes fall asleep
  • Soft cushioning & affordable
  • It doesn't hurt my feet

Saucony Ride 8

New Balance 890v5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightness while still cushioned.
  • Color
  • Comfort

New Balance 890v5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box
  • Additional padding towards the front
  • The soles which help with form

Newton Running Fate

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