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

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:

  • Very comfortable
  • Light but supportive
  • Cushioning and light weight

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:

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Flexible and soft yet responsive
  • Light and comfortable heel-to-toe drop

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:

  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.
  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot

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:

  • Toe box and length
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • Comfort

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:

  • The cushion
  • The plush ride
  • Flexible

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:

  • Lightweight and support
  • The fit
  • The support it gives my arches

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:

  • The cushion and energy response
  • It's light
  • 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:

  • Roomy toe box
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • It's better than the other shoes

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:

  • The shoe is soft and cushioned but still light weight
  • Cushioning and high toe to heel drop
  • I find it reliable.

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:

  • It's light with the right amount of cushion
  • Light weight, comfortable
  • Lightweight and breathable

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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