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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:

  • good support and stability
  • The added stability
  • They have made it past 100 miles before wearing out

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
  • The support
  • Works with my custom orthotics.

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:

  • Feels great
  • Breathable
  • Fits my foot

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Just enough cushion
  • Breathability

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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