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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:

  • Very lightweight, ready to run out of the box, and breathable.
  • Toe box and length
  • It's weight

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:

  • Right amount of support
  • It's the perfect fit for my type of training
  • big toe box

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:

  • Lightweight and supportive
  • Lightweight
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!

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:

  • Fits my feet perfectly and there is enough room for my toes
  • This 6 is an incremental improvement over the 5 model
  • Just enough support without feeling too heavy

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:

  • Lightweight but still has support
  • The lighat weight nature.
  • Nice and light (not heavy) and breathable. The Adrenaline GTS was not breathable because of the Gore-Tex waterproof coating which made hot summer running almost unbearable.

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:

  • Soft and responsive
  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • 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:

  • Stability
  • Cushioned heel
  • comfortable, works with my orthotics, easy on my back

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:

  • Breathable
  • Good cushioning
  • Lightweight, comfortable

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:

  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Light
  • The upper

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

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