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Best extremely durable shoes for Women who prefer neutral support

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.

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:

  • wide toe box. cushion without bulk
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • Light weight and cushion.

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
  • Durable insole
  • Fits thin feet

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:

  • The lightweight and breathability
  • Nice, Flexible shoes with good pop
  • Support

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:

  • flexibility, affordability
  • Light weight with moderate cushion
  • Light weight

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:

  • Light weight, 6mm drop, comfortable uper
  • The sole is firm and bouncy
  • The fit and it doesn't move when I run. It's light and fast.

New Balance Vazee Pace

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Room in the toe box, and mice cushion
  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins

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:

  • Cushion with support
  • It is very cushioned
  • Feels light on my feet, yet provides plenty of durable cushioning.

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
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing
  • Lugs

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:

  • The fit
  • Lightweight and support
  • Soft landing

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:

  • Cushion
  • cushioning and comfort
  • Soft

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
  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning
  • 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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