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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:

  • It's snug fit. I have very narrow feet
  • Tech fit
  • the boost foam for the responsive ride

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:

  • Light and flexible
  • The high cushion
  • 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:

  • Love the design
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • The stability and support it offers.

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:

  • Durability
  • Light and cushioned
  • No body pain

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 to support ratio
  • Less pain
  • Soft

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 upper, no overlays over the toe area
  • Comfortable
  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight

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:

  • The cushioning which keeps my legs feeling fresh
  • Stability and cushioning!
  • I am mostly free of pain

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:

  • Sturdy
  • Soft and form fitting upper
  • Gel-sole

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:

  • Weight
  • Light weight with moderate cushion
  • Not heavy, little support

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:

  • Feels really soft
  • 10 out of 10
  • very comfortable!

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:

  • lightweight
  • The Gel-sole
  • cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

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