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Best Brooks shoes for Women with a bad back

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.

A bad back can ruin everything from running or basic household tasks. Luckily there are shoes, both for running and walking, that are meant for folks with bad backs. The most important thing is figuring out whether you need a stability shoe, a neutral shoe, or a motion controlled shoe. Second, it's important to find a shoe that has worked for people with bad backs. These athletic shoes are often cushioned, have great arch support, and allow for flexibility for your individual stride.

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Versatility
  • Fits the shape of my foot very well
  • Fit and cushioning

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability.
  • Light weight
  • Support

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight
  • Just enough support without being bulky
  • Light and fits me well

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • Feels like clouds
  • They mold perfectly to my feet

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The feel
  • The zero drop, minimal sole
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I loved the version 3 years ago, I have put up with the latest ones
  • Comfort, feel, durability.
  • Has good cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • comfortable, works with my orthotics, easy on my back
  • Cushioned heel

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • The cushion and support
  • The last fits my foot

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Comfort and durability
  • Roomy toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

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