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Best extremely durable shoes for Women with average 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.

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:

  • Wide toe box, lightweight and flexible.
  • Comfort
  • Heel to toe drop

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:

  • 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.
  • The support it gives my arches
  • The fit

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:

  • Flexible mesh upper
  • Cushioning
  • lightweight

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:

  • Cushion with support
  • wide toe box and cushiony
  • 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
  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.
  • 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 wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • Comfortable
  • The soft sole

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:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • The shoe is soft and cushioned but still light weight
  • Cushion with support

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
  • The fit
  • Footed is both supportive and cushioned

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability for overpronation
  • The give me the right amount of support and cushion
  • Comfortable

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:

  • The cushion
  • Amount of support and light weight
  • Comfort and support

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
  • Comfort
  • Stability

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

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