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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:

  • it looks good and has a great ride
  • Flexible shoe and has a nice roll to it when you're really cruising.
  • Weight

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Cushioning
  • Cushioning

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:

  • Feels light on my feet, yet provides plenty of durable cushioning.
  • the cushion
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.

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:

  • How light and comfortable it is
  • Lightweight and support
  • It's light but supportive

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:

  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility

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:

  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • It disappears when I'm running
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole

Saucony Kinvara 6

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Comfort and durability
  • 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
  • all of it
  • Very comfortable

Saucony Peregrine 6

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The right amount of cushion without being too heavy
  • Soft cushioning & affordable
  • Cushion

Saucony Ride 8

New Balance 890v5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels good to run in
  • Comfort
  • Lightness while still cushioned.

New Balance 890v5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Additional padding towards the front
  • the spring from the newton lugs
  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop

Newton Running Fate

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