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Best shoes for Women with shin splints 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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and stability
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Combination of light weight with support.
  • Flexible and wide enough

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

Brooks Launch 3

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light. Low drop
  • The weight and cushion
  • 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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.
  • Was soft to forefoot at first

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's weight
  • Cushion
  • Comfort and support

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Cushion and flexibility
  • Light weight

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The support which is good and firm.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • 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 durability, bounce, fit
  • The boost foam is bouncy

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

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • The upper
  • Roomy toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • Stability & comfort
  • Lots of padding

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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