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Best shoes for Women with plantar fascitis 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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning and flexibility
  • Cushioning and light weight
  • Comfortable and light

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very lightweight, ready to run out of the box, and breathable.
  • Comfort and support
  • Durability

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins
  • The shoe's cushion
  • Loaded with cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • Feels light on my feet, yet provides plenty of durable cushioning.
  • Fit and stability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and shin splints.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It just feels good on my feet
  • The cushioning which keeps my legs feeling fresh
  • The cushioning is perfect, and the show's upper is very light and comfortable

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The feel
  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • Lightweight.

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The right balance between cushioning and responsiveness
  • Light. Low drop
  • the sweet color

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight
  • Feels soft

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Supportive, but not too much. durable, good for trails and roads
  • The light weight build keeps me feeling light on my feet
  • The cushion

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Super cheap.
  • The smooth ride
  • It feels extremely good

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • the lightness of the shoe
  • The Responsivness

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

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