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Best extremely durable shoes for Men with heavier 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.

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushiony
  • Durability

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • comfort
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Keeps me from pronating

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight and flexible
  • The upper, no overlays over the toe area
  • Consistency

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet
  • Breathable
  • Comfort over long distance

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • Lasts 6 months doesn't squish toes
  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

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