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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
  • Great
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Extra 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:

  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • It is very cushioned
  • the cushion

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 is springy and helps launch your run
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The fit

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:

  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.
  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning
  • 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
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole

Saucony Kinvara 6

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight, just enough support
  • 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:

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

Saucony Peregrine 6

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • A relatively wide toe box
  • Just the right amount of cushion
  • Durable

Saucony Ride 8

New Balance 890v5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels good to run in
  • Flexibility and comfort
  • Cushioning

New Balance 890v5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Additional padding towards the front
  • Toe box
  • the spring from the newton lugs

Newton Running Fate

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