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Best shoes for Women who prefer neutral support and land on their heel

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.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Comfortable and light
  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Support
  • The sole is lean but soft and responsive

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very comfortable and provide excellent cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Comfort and durability

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • lightweight, flexible upper

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Cushioning
  • comfort and support

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light but we'll cushioned
  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How the shoe hugs my foot, a more snug fit
  • Cushioned
  • It's comfort and breathability

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Heel cushion
  • Soft and form fitting upper
  • Extremely plush and cushioned

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • It gives unmatched energy return and also way more comfortable than the Adidas Sequance 9. Upper is so much more snug and comfortable!!! The only problem was the heel. You really need to "Buckle down" the laces to make sure you don't slip.
  • The cushion and energy response

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible
  • Lightweight but still has support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

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