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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:

  • The cushion
  • lightweight, yet cushioned, good road feel.
  • The plush ride

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:

  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • Lightweight and support
  • It's light but supportive

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:

  • Smoothness of roll
  • The Gel-sole
  • Gel-padding & it supports my orthotics

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:

  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • Cushion with support
  • the cushion

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:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning

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 snug fit
  • It's the only one that gives me a consistent good ride
  • Lightweight and durable

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:

  • Cushion
  • The comfort
  • The cushioning which keeps my legs feeling fresh

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:

  • The iso fit allows me to adjust the entire shoe
  • Breathable, flexible
  • Toe box

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support which is extremely strong
  • Cushioning and support
  • My foot feels like is tight and securely kept in place for maximum control and stability.

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:

  • Soft, durable, lots of support
  • No change from the last model.
  • Toe box is spacious, the width is good, not super narrow and good cushioning.

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:

  • Support
  • Stability
  • breathable, extremely comfortable, fits perfectly

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

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