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Best shoes for Women who prefer neutral support and need good 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.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.
  • its protection.

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

New Balance 890v5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightness while still cushioned.
  • Comfort
  • Cushioning

New Balance 890v5

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible shoe and has a nice roll to it when you're really cruising.
  • The sole is firm and bouncy
  • Weight

New Balance Vazee Pace

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • Comfort
  • Toe box width

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support it gives my arches
  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.
  • It's light but supportive

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

Brooks Launch 2

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion with support
  • It is very cushioned
  • 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 Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy toe box
  • cushioning and comfort
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just the right amount of cushion
  • The right amount of cushion without being too heavy
  • They are so cushiony and they don't make my toes fall asleep

Saucony Ride 8

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole
  • The wide and roomy toe box and

Saucony Kinvara 6

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper which gives the feeling of "not much shoe" on. It feels like there's enough cushioning underfoot for miles, but it doesn't feel clunky at all: very streamlined.
  • Breathable
  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Saucony Peregrine 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Saucony Peregrine 6

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