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Best extremely durable shoes for Men with lighter builds

There are durable shoes and then there are extremely durable shoes. Extremely durable shoes can withstand pavement pounding and trail climbing. They're shoes that go past the traditional 300 mile replacement mark and allow you to get up to 600 miles. And while we wouldn't recommend giving them as heirlooms to your children, extremely durable shoes truly can withstand the test of time.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feel and cushion
  • light and breathable
  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Saucony Guide 9

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's stability
  • Support
  • Cushionef

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • How lightweight it is.
  • The sole is lean but soft and responsive

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable, comfortable, flexible
  • It feels like running in a cloud but isn't too heavy or bulky.
  • Breathable soft

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Its moderate stability
  • The support

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's weight
  • Cushion
  • Comfort and support

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light. Low drop
  • The weight and cushion
  • the sweet color

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it's well balanced
  • how well it immediately formed to my foot
  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • The fell to the ground. It give cushion when I want but is very responsive.
  • cushioning

Brooks Ravenna 6

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun
  • Breathable

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

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