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Best Brooks shoes for Women with average 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.

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.

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How light and comfortable it is
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It cushions and supports but it is flexible
  • fit my foot properly
  • Supportive

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They feel great from the start
  • The good fit
  • Support, super soft and light

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • super comfy
  • Provides the right amount of support while not being too bulky; shoe is breathable

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.
  • Support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Doesn't get in my way + has enough support. Just right!
  • Lightweight
  • cushion and flexibiliry

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lighter than most
  • Light
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Support
  • It's has a nice feel, spring response, and is fairly flexible

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • Gentle stability
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • Just enough support without being bulky
  • Durability

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • Flexible
  • The upper

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

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