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Best Brooks shoes for Men with heavier builds

The Seattle-based Brooks is the number one selling shoe brand in running stores. This is because the running-only Brooks has stayed innovative while remaining true to the foundational success of its top styles, such as the Adrenaline, Ghost, and Glycerin. When a new runner wants their first running shoe, Brooks is often the perfect entry shoe since its award winning styles can fit almost any stride. And for the long time runner who has worn Brooks for years, there's no reason to try another shoe since the brand works great mile after mile.

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.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability and cushioning!
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • Stability & comfort

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • insole support
  • Its comfortable
  • the support an darch

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They have made it past 100 miles before wearing out
  • The shoe is extremely light
  • Easy to break in

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels like it's part of my own feet
  • No change from the last model.
  • Good support and flexible

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

Brooks Ghost 8

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