Best of Shoekicker

Best shoes for Men with heavier builds

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.

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion and lightness
  • Tech fit
  • It gives unmatched energy return and also way more comfortable than the Adidas Sequance 9. Upper is so much more snug and comfortable!!! The only problem was the heel. You really need to "Buckle down" the laces to make sure you don't slip.

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

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Altra Torin 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toebox
  • Wide toe box
  • space for my toes

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

Altra Torin 2.5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Keeps me from pronating
  • Love the design
  • It's durability

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion!
  • Incredibly soft
  • Rocker and cushioning. Very light

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight + width
  • Cushion
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioned support which helps me to heel strike or mid foot strike with ease. No more shin splints.
  • The kickback when it lands
  • So comfortable first time I put on.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability & comfort
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • 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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It stays pretty consistent even with new models and the one thing that does not change is superior cushioning
  • Gel-in the heels
  • Medium soft feel

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The low drop and light weight
  • It is very light, comfortable and supportive
  • It's lightweight and responsive

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • durable support and cushion
  • Feels really soft
  • Wide toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Saucony Guide 9

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feels light and supportive! And I like the colors!
  • Cushion
  • Soft ride, fits my foot well with my orthotics

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Liked this list? Try these: