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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:

  • Stability
  • Support
  • Soft impact support

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:

  • Roomy toe box
  • cushioning and comfort
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

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:

  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • The cushion
  • Soft

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:

  • The upper which gives the feeling of "not much shoe" on. It feels like there's enough cushioning underfoot for miles, but it doesn't feel clunky at all: very streamlined.
  • Breathable
  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning

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:

  • Comfortable
  • Forefoot cushioning
  • The lugs

Newton Running Distance V

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • Low heel

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • The perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe
  • 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:

  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.
  • its protection.

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:

  • It just feels good on my feet
  • Coupons
  • Cushioning

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:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • Comfort
  • Toe box width

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:

  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.
  • Dunno
  • Fit, arch support

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

Saucony Guide 6

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