Best Neutral Running Shoes for Shin Splints (Arch barely collapses inward when running)
Adidas Ultraboost, Men, Women, MSRP $200
The Ultraboost isn’t just a premium sneaker in style (and a favorite on the runway): it’s an uber comfortable shoe that works great at preventing shin splints. Adidas’ high priced neutral shoe has all the necessary features for the runner suffering from shin splints: comfort, a springy insole, and cushion. Add in Adidas’ primeknit upper and you have a high quality shoe that, while quite expensive, is great for any neutral runner who suffers from pain in their shins.
Asics Gel-Nimbus 20, Men, Women, MSRP $160
The new Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 is part of Asics’ long running and highly popular “premium” neutral running shoe line. Cushioned almost to a fault, no shoe on this list provides such a soft, plush ride. For runners suffering from shin splints, that’s a good thing: shin splints can often be caused by wearing shoes that are too firm, since the impact of running can reverberate in the legs and cause pain in the shins. The Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 is more than a soft shoe; it’s a practical shoe with plenty of impact cushioning. The Gel-Nmbus 20 has the Japanese shoe brand’s famous gel cushioning which also reduces impact across the body.