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Best extremely durable shoes for Men with lighter 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.

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:

  • The shoes are durable and high quality.
  • Feels really soft
  • Total comfort

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:

  • Stability control and cushioning
  • It keeps my injuries away
  • comfort

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:

  • The smooth ride
  • Response
  • How lightweight it is.

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:

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

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:

  • The stability for the ankle and pronation
  • Flexible
  • The fit around the ankle is better than most shoes I've tried on.

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:

  • Good cushion, heel toe drop
  • Comfort
  • It feels like it's part of my own feet

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:

  • Perfect evition of a shoe that has carried me many miles.
  • Light weight
  • Lightweight

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:

  • It's one mesh
  • durability
  • Light weight, comfortable

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:

  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • 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:

  • cushioning
  • 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.

Brooks Ravenna 6

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Adequete yet not overbearing cushioning, plenty of support for a lightweight shoe
  • Width
  • Moves the way i want it to, doesn't move around on my foot. I can wear it in both trails and roads

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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