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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:

  • Feels really soft
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years
  • durable support and cushion

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:

  • Support
  • The cushion
  • It's stability

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:

  • fits my foot like a glove. I have very narrow feet.
  • lightweight, great fit, and the right about of cushion for me
  • The smooth ride and comfortable upper, which doesn't give me as many blisters as most running shoes

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
  • Soft and light

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:

  • Its moderate stability
  • The support
  • Stability

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:

  • Great support for light weight
  • Versatility
  • I can wear it anywhere!

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Cushioning yet responsive
  • soft and comfortable

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:

  • Fit and light
  • It's lighter but can last my high mileage
  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible

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:

  • Durability
  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning.
  • 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:

  • Responsive and fast
  • The comfort but also responsiveness
  • I like running in it

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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