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Best extremely durable shoes for Men with average builds

There is nothing worse than having a shoe that falls apart after a single wear. Finding a top, durable shoe can mean the difference between getting 50 miles out of a pair... or 500. And that extra durability can save you serious money. But having a durable shoe not only means saving money: it means less injuries, a better run, and a healthier life.

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-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Price
  • Cushioning
  • No issues with feet

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Flexible
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Narrow and shallow toebox
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot
  • Just the right balance between cushioning and shoe weight

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Forefoot cushioning
  • Weight
  • Comfortable

Newton Running Distance V

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • It feels so comfortable

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the support
  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • comfort and support
  • Lots of padding

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • Light feel and cushioning
  • Comfort all around

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It provides just enough support and cushion and fits my foot extremely well.
  • Breathable, fit, and how it runs
  • support with my slight pronation

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

Saucony Guide 6

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