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Best extremely durable shoes for Women with heavier 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.

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Ravenna looks much better than the Ariel and still provides stability.
  • It's got the right amount of cushion but it's not too heavy
  • It's cushiony, fits well,

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light feeling and snug fit
  • The support
  • Comfort

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability for overpronation
  • comfort
  • Support and durability

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Super durable with a cushioned forefoot
  • comfortable,light and right amount of support for long run
  • the fit

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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