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Best extremely durable shoes for Women with average 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.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Shoes cushioning feel underneath
  • The cushion and the soft upper
  • Soft forefoot

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light but supportive
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushiony
  • Wider toe box than Hoka One One
  • Cushion heel and fit

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • wide toe box and cushiony
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • It has great support

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and flexibility
  • 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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The light weight build keeps me feeling light on my feet
  • The arches
  • the study sole, providing grip and stability

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support of the whole foot
  • support while being lightweight.
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable, flexible
  • The fit
  • It feels like it has more cushion than any other motion control shoe I've worn. (But I also wear insoles)

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • Keeps me from pronating
  • Fits my stride just right

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's weight
  • Fit and cushioning
  • Stability

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No issues with feet
  • Extreme cushion with support
  • Stable ride

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

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