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Best Asics shoes for Women with average 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.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Cushion

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 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Cushion and weight
  • Price

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • Cushioning
  • The price

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Lots of cushion
  • It prevents stress fractures

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Nothing in particular
  • Light feeling and snug fit
  • Cushion

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Medium soft feel
  • Cushioning
  • Breathable

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

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