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Best extremely durable shoes for Women with heavier 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.

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.
  • Wide toebox
  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet 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:

  • It is reliable
  • Can withstand some water
  • The support

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:

  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.
  • Flexible
  • Love the design

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:

  • I've used it for 5 years and is dependable.
  • Support
  • The last fits my foot

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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