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Best Asics shoes for Men with heavier builds

Over the past 30 years, Asics has made some of the best running shoes on the market. The Gel-Kayano, Gel-Cumulus, and GT-2000 series have been three of the best selling running shoes on the planet. That's because Asics' long commitment to quality and wear testing has produced shoes that runners get hooked on--and never want to take off.

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Sturdy
  • Heel cushion!
  • Great cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft ride, fits my foot well with my orthotics
  • Tha soft cushion and a really comfortable fitting shoe
  • cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It prevents stress fractures
  • They are comfortable
  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

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