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Best extremely durable shoes for Women who prefer neutral support

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.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.
  • Was soft to forefoot at first

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Cushion and flexibility
  • Light weight

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

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

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Overall fit
  • Lightweight
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • Loaded with cushion
  • No body pain

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and stability
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fore front lugs
  • Helps correct your form to run more efficiently
  • it propels me forward and provides support

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

Newton Running Gravity

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The support which is good and firm.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • The upper
  • Roomy toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.

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

Altra Olympus

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